Dogs & Exotic Pets

Licensing Your Dog


Article 7 of New York State Agriculture and Markets Law states that all dogs in New York State must be licensed. All dog owners who harbor a dog(s) 4 months or older within the City of Cortland must license their dogs.

Learn more about licensing your dog by checking out the FAQs below.
Family Washing Their Dog

Exotic Pet Permits


The City requires all exotic pets to have a yearly permit. Exotic pets include iguanas, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, chickens, pot bellied pigs and "pocket pets." Check with a Vet to see if your exotic pet needs to be immunized against rabies. New permit applications must be approved by Common Council, and the fee is $5.