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To license your dog, you need to print out and fill in the East Hampton Town Dog License Application or obtain an application from the Town Clerk’s office. Submit application along with a valid copy of your dog’s current rabies vaccination certificate and the license fee ($12.50 for altered dogs or $20.50 for unaltered dogs). The license does need to be renewed yearly, notices for renewal are sent out approximately 30 days prior to the license expiration date by the Town Clerk’s Office. East Hampton Town Code requires all dogs 4 months of age and old to be licensed (East Hampton Town Code, Chapter 86 Section 5A(1). Once licensed, each dog receives a license tag, such tag must be affixed to the dog’s collar at all times as per New York State Agriculture and Markets.
In the event a dog is not claimed, the dog is then evaluated by The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF) to determine if the dog is safe for adoption. If the dog is not suitable for adoption (for reasons such as aggression, or bite, etc) then the dog is humanely euthanized. All efforts, including but not limited to, social media, microchipping, ID tags, license tags, and report histories are used in an attempt to locate owners of stray dogs.
For additional information, please see the Beach Dog Restrictions page.
Immediately contact the Animal Control office 324-0085, if an officer is not available to take your call, please leave a detailed message about your dog including breed, color, sex, temperament, location where lost or last seen, if the dog was wearing a collar with ID along with your name, phone number and address. Alternate places to notify: ARF 631-537-0400, WLNG (radio station) 631-725-2300 and social media, there are a couple of local Facebook pages that are dedicated to getting the word our regarding lost/found pets, 2 of the pages are: Bonac Pets (East Hampton, NY Pets) and Lost and Found Pets of East Hampton.
Please note fees are based by owner, not by dog.
It is open 7 days a week, 24 hours, and can be contacted at 631-369-4513.
Please submit the online complaint form here, or contact the Animal Control office directly 631-324-0085.