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Dog Licenses

All dogs residing in the City of Watertown must be licensed by the age of 4 months.

Dog Licenses can be obtained through the City Clerk’s Office by submitting:

  • Proof of current rabies immunization
  • Proof that the dog is spayed or neutered
  • Appropriate fee 

License fees (annual):

    $15 if the dog has been spayed or neutered dog
    $25 if the dog has not been spayed or neutered

Exemptions are issued to any guide dog, service dog, hearing dog, detection dog, search dog, working dog or therapy dog upon proof of a formal training program, statement from a medical provider stating the owner requires a service dog to assist with a disability, or a statement from a veterinarian stating the dog qualifies as a service dog.

Online Dog License Renewal

Renewals for Dog Licenses can be processed through an online system if the proof of current rabies immunization is already on file. You may pay for your renewal by using your credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). A nominal convenience fee will be charged to allow for this online service (2.45% of transaction amount or minimum of fee of $1.75 for credit card). By clicking the link above, you will be leaving the City of Watertown’s website and entering a secure processing site.

Once the dog is licensed, please notify the City Clerk’s Office if the dog is deceased, lost, stolen or there is a change of address.

For general questions pertaining to dog licensing, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 315-785-7780 during regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


City of Watertown Code - Chapter 81 Animals