Nelson Town Hall: πŸ“ 4085 Nelson Road Cazenovia, NY 13035
πŸ“ž (315) 655-8582

Dog Control Officer: Jason Driscoll
Phone: 315-727-8675


All dogs in New York State require a license. Proof of a rabies vaccination from a veterinarian is required. The rabies certificate must contain the date the shot was given and the expiration. (The expiration date of the license cannot run our before the date of the rabies expiration.) For dogs that are unable to receive a rabies shot, a Certificate of Exemption from Rabies Vaccination MUST be completed by the attending veterinarian and the dog owner. Rabies certificates are available from the Town Clerk’s office. In addition to a current Rabies Certificate as Certificate of Spay/Neuter is also required.

All dogs over the age of four (4) months must be licensed. Dog licenses must be renewed every year and the fees are as follows:

  • Spayed / Neutered dogs $ 7.50
  • Unspayed / Unneutered dogs $17.50
  • Replacement ID tags $ 3.00

Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk's Office

Town Clerk's Office
Nelson Road Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone 315-655-8582
Fax 315-655-8583
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The office is located about a quarter mile north of the intersection in the hamlet of Nelson. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm (Fridays during the Summer: 9am – 1pm). Closed on Tuesday.