New York State Law requires all dogs to be licensed by the municipality in which the dog lives.   

Every dog 4 months of age or older must be licensed.

Dog License Application

Dog Control Officer

William Burns


 Mr. Burns is a DOG Control Officer.  

He does not handle cat or wildlife matters.

NOTE: There is no leash law in the Town of Spafford.

Nuisance Dog Local Law

Dog Complaint Form

Onondaga County Resolution #25

Dog License Application



 New York State Law requires all dogs to be licensed by the municipality in which the dog lives. Licensing your dogs provides us with a way of making sure your pet is returned to you if he wanders off; and also with a way to reassure your neighbor that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies if an unpleasant incident occurs and you are unavailable.  Sometimes, there's a case of mistaken identity, and we can confirm ownership of a pet who enjoys exploring.
   Effective January 1, 2011 dog licensing is administered by the Town of Spafford, not the State.  The license fee for spayed/neutered dogs will be $7.50 each; unspayed/unneutered dog licenses will be $15 each.  Dog owners who are Senior Citizens (65 yrs and older) will receive a 50% discount on the license fee. (Note: we may ask to see proof of age.)
      Renewals can be done through the mail: SIGN the form you received and send the entire document to the Town Clerk's office with a check payable to "Town of Spafford";  (the fee is listed on the form) and proof of a current rabies vaccination.  Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  If you did not receive a renewal form, or have misplaced it; please contact the Town Clerk at 315-673-4144 or  Mail the documents to: Spafford Town Clerk, 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152.

Thank you so much for your help in keeping our dogs licensed!