How do I license my dog?


New York State Law requires that all dogs four months of age and older must be licensed in the Town in which they reside.

*** Licenses are valid for one year; you will receive a renewal notice by mail.

To get an initial license for your dog you will need the following three items:

1. Town of Ballston Dog License Application Form 

  • Available at Town Hall  OR
  • The Dog License Application (PDF) can be completed online and printed (the form cannot be submitted online)  OR 
  • Call the Town Clerk's Office at 518-490-2800 ext. 2502 if you would like a form mailed or emailed to you

2. Veterinarian proof of rabies vaccination 

  • Rabies vaccination certificate

3. Payment of $10 (neutered/spayed) OR $17 (unneutered/unspayed)    

  • If by check, please make payable to Town of Ballston

Options for submittal:

In person:

  • Town Hall, located at 323 Charlton Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 - come to the Town Clerk's window Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm 

By drop-off:

  • Drop in the locked, gray mailbox at the rear of Town Hall that is labeled "Town Payment."  

By mail:

  • Town of Ballston, P.O. Box 67, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. 


Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 518-490-2800 ext.2502 with any questions.

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