February 27, 2023 - April 1, 2023
Possession of certain animals must be reported yearly prior to April 1
Monday, February 27, 2023
NYS Law requires the annual reporting of the owning, possessing or harboring of certain animals (for example but not limited to, certain cats, dogs, snakes, monkeys) to the Municipal/Town Clerk´s office on or before April 1 of each year. Links provided.
Under Chapter 680 of the Laws of 2002 enacted General Municipal Law Section 209-cc, requires the annual reporting of the presence of wild animals (for example, certain cats, dogs, snakes, monkeys). Each person owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal as set forth in Section 209-cc must report its presence to the Municipal Clerk´s office on or before April 1 of each year.
The form for reporting, list of animals and information about the law is available at https://www.dhses.ny.gov/notification-presence-wild-animals.
If after visiting the aforementioned web page as well as NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services > Office of Fire Prevention and Control > State Fire's General Public Resources web page (scroll down to see Reporting the Presence of Wild Animals), please call the Town Clerk´s office.