Dog Licenses and Dog License Renewals

All dogs four (4) months of age and older must be licensed.  If you live within the City of Canandaigua, you may obtain a dog license by either applying online here Application for a Dog License or in person at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 2 North Main Street during normal office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To obtain a dog license, you must show proof of a current rabies vaccination for the dog.  If the dog has been spayed/neutered, you must show proof of this as well. 


  • $20.00 for a spayed/neutered dog
  • $30.00 for an unspayed/unneutered dog. 
  • There is a late fee of $5.00 for all licenses paid after the month they are due.

The licenses are issued for a one-year period.  

Renewing your dog license:  

Renewals are sent each year and you can renew your dog license online here:  Dog License Renewal

Be sure to include your license number in your renewal as well as upload any new rabies information, if asked to do so.  

Questions may be directed to 337-2169 or via email; 

Dog license fees fund the City's pro-rata share of an agreement with the Ontario County Humane Society. The contract is governed by the Agricultural and Market Laws of New York State. The Humane Society services the cities of Canandaigua and Geneva and the towns of Bristol, Canadice, Canandaigua, East Bloomfield, Farmington, Geneva, Gorham, Hopewell, Manchester, Naples, Phelps, Richmond, Seneca, South Bristol, Victor, and West Bloomfield our shelter houses stray, lost or unwanted cats and dogs until they are redeemed by their owners, or placed in a new loving home. 

Dog License Application

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