All complaints related to dogs should be directed to the following number:..............................................(607)435-8855


The Town of Butternuts is contracted with the following facility, where all dogs that are picked up by the Dog Control Officer will be taken:

Susquehanna SPCA

State Highway 28

Cooperstown, NY 13326



All dogs in the Town of Butternuts need to be licensed.  New licenses can be obtained from the Town Clerk. Renewal licenses will be mailed one month prior to expiration date of current license.


In order to license a dog, the owner will need to present a current rabies certificate and a certificate of spay or neuter.


The cost to license a dog is $7 for spayed/neutered and $15 for an un-spayed or un-neutered dog. 


Updated: October 5, 2021



SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

The dog license database for the Town of Butternuts is undergoing a comprehensive review, including identifying data that is inaccurate and out of date.

As such, correspondence has been sent to individuals who have been identified as having one or more delinquent dog licenses, based on information maintained within the dog licensing system, in order that the information may be verified and/or updated accordingly.  Please note that information dating back many years is being reviewed and therefore this correspondence will often have noncurrent information, exactly the information that is attempting to be addressed in this process.

If you have a dog(s) in the Town of Butternuts, it is the owner’s responsibility to license the dog(s) and to ensure that information on the status of the dog(s) is accurate and updated in a timely manner. 

Please see the dog ordinance included on the “Dog Control” tab of the Town of Butternuts website to review laws applicable for dog owner’s as well as the process by which one can go about licensing their dog.

Please note that unlicensed dog owners will be assessed a $25 fee or subject to further action in accordance with the dog ordinance if a dog license matter is not handled in a timely manner.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as the process of updating the dog licensing information is completed.

Please feel free to call the Town Clerk at (607) 783-2905 if you have any questions.



Please access the following attachment for review of the Dog Control and Dog Licensing Law of the Town of Butternuts, NY:

Dog Control & Dog Licensing Law of the Town of Butternuts, NY
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Please access the following attachment for the Dog License Application for dog owners to complete and submit to the Town Clerk along with required documents in order to obtain a dog license within the Town of Butternuts, NY:

Dog License Application (September 2021)
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FREE Rabies Clinic Information


Please use link below to access a schedule of FREE rabies vaccination clinics being run by the Susquehanna SPCA:

Updated: October 20, 2021

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