Dog Licensing Fees for Albany and Rensselaer Counties

Keeping Dog Licensing Up To Date in Albany and Rensselaer counties of Upstate New York

If you have a dog you already know that the municipality where you live expects you to license your canine and to renew its license annually. In order to be eligible for renewal or licensing for the first time you must show proof that your pup is up-to-date on its rabies vaccine.

Guide dogs, service dogs, search dogs, detection dogs, police dogs and therapy dogs are exempt from licensing in most cases with proper documentation.

Fees for licensing vary depending on where you reside and whether or not your pooch is spayed or neutered. Generally, senior citizens get a little bit of a break on dog licensing fees if their dog is altered. 

Here is what I believe to be an updated list on some municipalities and dog licensing fees in Albany and Rensselaer counties:


The City Of Albany

Albany City Clerk’s Office – City Hall 24 Eagle St., Room 202 Albany 12207 Phone: 518-434-5075 ; Licensing Fee $16 altered dog if owner is under age 65; $23 for unaltered dog if owner is under age 65. Owners over the age of 65 pay $6 for an altered dog and $13 for an unaltered dog.

Town of Bethlehem

Town Hall– 445 Delaware Avenue Room 104 Delmar, NY 12054
Phone (518) 439-4955, Ext. 1183
: Licensing Fee — $16 altered or $23 if unaltered when owner is under age 62; $11 for altered dog and $23 for unaltered dog when owner is over age 62.

Town of Colonie

Memorial Town Hall – 534 Loudon Road Newtonville, NY 12128 Phone (518) 783-2734 Licensing Fee — $6 altered (spayed or neutered) or $14 unaltered if owner is under age 65; $2.50 altered and $10.50 unaltered if owner is over age 65.

Town of Guilderland

Town Hall – 2nd Floor P.O. Box 339 Guilderland, NY 12084
Phone (518) 356-1980
Licensing Fee — $10 if altered (spayed or neutered) and $20 if unaltered; $5 if altered and owner is a senior citizen and $10 in unaltered and owner is unaltered


City of Troy

County Clerk’s Office – 105 3rd St Troy, NY 12180
Phone (518) 270-4080
Licensing Fee — $15 altered (spayed or neutered); $20 not altered; $7.50 Senior Citizen (with proof of age as 65 or older.)

City of Rensselaer

City Hall Clerk’s Office, 62 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY 12144 — Phone (518) 462-4266; Fax: (518) 462-0890 —Licensing Fee — For each spayed/neutered dog the cost is $15 ($1.00 is applied to NYS animal Population Control Fund Surcharge) — For each unspayed/unneutered dog the cost is$20 ($3.00 applied to NYS animal Population Control Fund Surcharge).

Town of East Greenbush

Town Hall, Town Clerk’s Office, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144 — Phone (518) 477-2005             Licensing Fee — $15 for a neutered/spayed dog

$20 for a dog that is not neutered/spayed.

Town of North Greenbush

Town Hall, Town Clerk Office, 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198 Phone (518) 283-4306. Licensing Fee$15 for Spayed / Neutered dogs

$20 for Non-spayed / Non-neutered dogs.

If your municipality is not listed here contact you local clerk for dog licensing fees.

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