Dog Control

Dog Control

Hours of Operation

The Town of AuSable's Dog Control Officer is on-call. If you are unable to reach an officer at the Dog Control Office, please leave a message for matters that are not urgent. Matters needing immediate attention must be referred to the Clinton County Sheriffs Department at 518-565-4300.

  • To serve the residents of the Town of AuSable who may have problems or questions related to dogs
  • Ensuring the licensing of dogs
  • Picking up dogs at large
  • Ensuring proper care and feeding of dogs detained
  • Enforcement of Town codes and New York State law pertaining to dog control
  • Issuing appearance ticket for violations of Town codes
  • Enforcement of impoundment fees to be paid by the respective owner to the Town Clerk of the Town of AuSable
  • Maintaining an up-to-date census of dogs in the Town
  • Sending notices for delinquent dog licenses

  • Frequently Asked Questions


    Q: At what age must dogs be licensed?

    A: In New York State all dogs must be licensed by the age of four (4) months..


    Q: How much does a dog license cost?

    A: Fees for un-spayed or un-neutered dogs are $20; spayed or neutered dogs are licensed for a fee of $10.


    Q: Does the Town discount fees for senior citizens?

    A: Unfortunately at this time, we do not.


    Q: How long is a dog allowed to bark before the Dog Control Officer is permitted to intervene?

    A: According to the Town Code the Dog Control Officer may intervene after ½ hour.


    Q: Is there a leash law and pooper scooper law in the Town of AuSable?

    A: Yes, Town Code requires that dogs be controlled on leashes no longer than six (6) feet and dog owners are required to clean up after their dog.