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 or you may also call the central phone number 607-565-2261.

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: 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:
Leash law in effect
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
Complete list of laws available at the Town Clerk’s office.

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.



Altered dogs $8.00/year
Unaltered dogs $16.00/year
Purebred 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)