- All dogs four months and older that reside in the City of Rochester must have a valid dog license.
- Owners must provide a current rabies certificate issued by a veterinarian.
- If the dog is spayed or neutered, proof must be provided.
$8.50 for spayed or neutered dogs
$20.50 for dogs not spayed or neutered
$23.50 for each purebred dog
A fee of $3.00 is collected for a lost dog tag.
Service and guide dogs will be licensed free of charge (documentation required).
Dog licenses must be renewed annually; renewals will be mailed to the address on file. Make checks payable to the "City of Rochester."
Apply for a dog license
Visit the City Clerk's Office at:
City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 100A, Rochester, NY 14614
Mail the following information to the address above:
A copy of the rabies certificate
Proof that dog was spayed or neutered, if applicable
Check or money order for $8.50 (spayed or neutered) or $20.50 (not spayed or neutered)
Provide us with your name, address and telephone number
If you would like information on pure breeds, please call 428-6617. If you would like to learn more about Animal Services, please click here.
For additional information, please feel free to call (585) 428-6617 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.