Animal Control

Animal Control is responsible for enforcing Town of New Windsor dog control ordinances and New York State Agriculture and Market's regulations pertaining to dogs.


New York State requires all dogs over the age of four months be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Licenses are obtained in the Town Clerk's office and must be renewed annually.

The Town of New Windsor has a leash law. Dogs are to be leashed or confined at all times and no dog is permitted to run at large in any public place, street, avenue, road, or highway.

Dog License Fees

Resident License Fee
Neutered, Spayed Dog License $13.50
Unneutered, Unspayed Dog License $23.50
Senior Citizen (60+) Neutered, Spayed Dog License $3.50
Senior Citizen (60+) Unneutered, Unspayed Dog License $13.50

Guide / Service / Support Dogs are exempt from fee.
License with current rabies vaccination required.

Dog Redemption Fees

Licensed Fee
1st Impoundment $50
2nd Impoundment $65
3rd Impoundment $80
Local Boarding Fee $50 / day or actual cost of boarding, whichever is higher.
Transportation Fee for Vetinary Service $25 / round trip
Unlicensed Fee
1st Impoundment $80
2nd Impoundment $95
3rd Impoundment $110
Failure to License Fee $25
Local Boarding Fee $50 / day or actual cost of boarding, whichever is higher.
Transportation Fee for Vetinary Service $25 / round trip

Adoption Fees

Adoption Fee $150.00*

* includes rabies vaccination, Bordetella vaccine and a distemper vaccine, plus the fee for the actual cost of spaying/neutering.