Dog Control Officer

Karen Garrity
Cell-607-742-6438 Fax-607-565-2262

Town of Barton Dog Control Officer is a part-time position held by Karen Garrity, and can be reached by cell phone 607-742-6438 or you may also call the central phone number 607-565-2261. Must leave a phone number for return calls, there is no caller ID

LICENSE: Any dogs in the Town must have a license if 4 months or older. Must have current rabies certificate, not tag and spay or neuter certificate. All dogs moving into the Town should apply for a license within one month of moving into the Town. The Town Clerk is the issuing agent for dog licenses

MISSING DOG: Call Dog Control 607-742-6438 or Town Clerk 607-565-2261 opt. 5
Call Stray Haven 607-565-2859. You may want to call your veterinarian in case the dog only has rabies tag on their collar. Also if you live close to a town line, call both towns.

LAW: Leash law is in effect.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit or allow such dog to engage in any of the following actions within the Town:

  • Be at large or running at large.
  • Engage in habitual or sustained loud howling, barking, crying, in such a manner so as to unreasonably annoy any person

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Does the Town handle cats or other animals.
A: No- we only deal with dog issues. You can call Stray Haven @ 607-565-2859 if there is a cruelty issue or call the Sheriff Dept. @ 607-687-1010 or Wildlife DEC 800-388-8244.

Notice:

The price may vary change without notice. You should check with the Town Clerk for current fee.

DOG FEES

Altered dogs $11.00/year
Unaltered dogs $19.00/year
Purebred Kennel Fees:
1-10 dogs $25.00 + $3.00/unaltered + $1.00/altered+$5.00 Local fee.
11-25 dogs $50.00 + $3.00/unaltered + $1.00/altered+$5.00 Local fees
More than 25 $100.00+$3.00/unaltered=$1.00/altered+$5.00 Local fee

Dog License Application (PDF)