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P.O. Box 500
11 Main Street
South Salem, NY

Tel: 914-763-3511
Fax: 914-763-3678


       Dog Control       


Call at any reasonable hour

Do we have your dog?
Call Dog Control Officer Christine McKenna at (845) 661-3887
or email the Town Clerk

Dog Control:

The Town's Dog Control is reponsible for enforcing the Town's Dog Control Law. The law requires that all dogs must be on a leash or under voice control when off the owner's property.

Dogs are prohibited from:

  • Running at large

  • Engaging in habitual loud howling, barking, crying or other conduct so as to disturb the comfort or repose of anyone other than the owner

  • Chase, jump upon or otherwise harass anyone, habitually chase or run alongside or bark at motor vehicles

  • Create a nuisance by defecating, urinating or digging on public property or private property other than that of its owner, or

  • If a female dog, be off the owner's premises when in heat.

The Town's Zoning Ordinance restricts the number of dogs and cats per residence to five over four months of age.

Dog Licensing Regulations:

State and local laws require that all dogs over four months of age be licensed. Proof of rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering is also required. License fees are as follows:

Neutered Male or Spayed Female:  $10.00

Unneutered male/Unspayed female over four months: $18.00

Late fee on licenses more than 30 days past due is $5 per month.

Civil penalty for unlicensed dog is $25.00

All license fees include a State surcharge which funds the spaying and neutering of dogs adopted from animal shelters.  The surcharge for spayed/neutered dogs is $1.00 and for unspayed or unneutered dogs it’s $3.00.

There is no fee for guide dogs, war dogs, police dogs, work dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs with proof of certification.

Questions? Call the Town Clerk at 763-3511.

Get the Dog License form.
Dog License Application:

You may fill in the data, print and mail the completed form
or print and manually fill in the form.

Please include:
Mail or bring all to:
1-Completed dog license form
2-Rabies certificate
3-Check made payable to:
Town of Lewisboro
Town Clerk
Town of Lewisboro
P.O.Box 500/11 Main Street South Salem, NY 10590
Call 763-3511

Anyone having a complaint about a dog may call at 763-3511 at all reasonable hours. If you wish, the Dog Control Officer will speak to the owner of the dog in question and advise them of the problem. If there are further violations, the Dog Control Officer will issue a ticket if she witnessed the violation. Otherwise, the person who witnessed the violation may file an Information and Complaint form with the local Justice Court, and a ticket will be issued pursuant to that Information.

Dogs found wandering at large are subject to seizure. To redeem a seized dog on a first-time impoundment, the owner must pay impoundment ($30) and shelter fees ($30 per day) and present a current dog license. It may also be necessary to pay for bordatella vaccinations. For each subsequent impoundment, the fee is $40 for the second offense and $50 for the third offense. The Dog Control Officer may also issue a ticket for running at large. Penalties for violations range from $25 up to $200.

For your convenience the dog Control Ordinance and dog complaint form is available by clicking the form. .

Here is a list of Low Cost Spay/Neuter Facilities.

SPCA of Westchester
24/7 Hotline (914) 941-7797

Dedicated enforcement staff
To Strictly Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws
SPCA Clinic Prices

For your information: Feral Cats

Feral cats are considered part of the indigenous wildlife of this area.

The SPCA on North State Road in Briarcliff will take feral cats for spaying/neutering only, and then they will be returned to the party bringing them in for return to the wild.

The charge for spaying is $50, neutering is $35. The cats will be examined, given a rabies shot and the ear will be notched to indicate that they are part of a feral colony.

Click for more information regarding Feral Cats,.

Click for information on Coyotes.