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Dog Control Officer

Town Clerk Hours:
Monday 10am-4pm
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Wednesday 10am-4pm
Thursday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Or by appointment with the clerk
(315) 376-3866 Ext #3



The Town of Watson is seeking a Dog Control Officer to fill an upcoming vacancy. The individual needs to have skill in handling the general control of dogs, including their seizure, impoundment, and disposal. Incumbent must be able to deal effectively with the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid New York State Operator's license and own vehicle.

Salary: $4,264.00/yearly and mileage reimbursement. A cell phone will be provided by the Town as a source of contact.
Accepting letters of interest through April 26, 2024.

Email letter to:
Send or drop off a letter of interest to :
Town of Watson
6971 Number Four Rd
Lowville, NY 13367
ATTN: Dog Control

Rabies Clinic
Lewis County Public Health and Countryside Veterinary Clinic
are sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic for all dogs,
cats and ferrets 3 months of age or older.

Constableville Fire Hall - May 6,2024 7pm-8pm
Copenhagen Fire Hall - May 8, 2024 - 7pm-8pm
Harrisville Fire Hall - May 13, 2024 - 7pm-8pm
New Bremen Fire Hall - May 15, 2024 - 7pm-8pm
Osceola Town Barn - May 16, 2024 - 5pm-6pm
West Leyden Fire Hall - May 16, 2024 - 7pm-8pm
Lyons Falls Fire Hall - May 20, 2024 - 7pm-8pm
Lowville Town Barn - May 22, 204 - 7pm-8pm

A $10 donation per pet is suggested to defray the cost of the vaccine and clinic staffing.
Please have all dogs on a leash and cats & ferrets in a carrier or strong pillowcase/sack.
Please provide a record of previous vaccination.
All pets must be vaccinated (minimum 12 weeks old), even if an indoor pet. 

Dog Forms

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New Dog License Form

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Barking Dog Complaint

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Kennel Permit

Print one if you have 4 or more dogs on your property

To all dog owners in the Town of Watson:
The Town of Watson Local Law #3 of 2010 for the Town of Watson, Section 4 states, All dogs in the Town of Watson unless otherwise exempted, must be licensed with the Town Clerk by the age of 4 months and are required to present Certificate of Rabies at the time of licensing or the renewal of an existing license provided, however, that dogs of any age which are held at a shelter, pursuant to a contract or agreement with any County, City, Town or Village, or duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society or dog protective association do not have to be licensed. (Local Law #3 of 2010 is posted on the Town of Watson website.)

To see complete Local Dog Law Click below
Dog Law

Dog License Information
A dog the is spayed/neutered will cost $10.00 per year for the license.
A dog that is not spayed/neutered will cost $20.00 per year for the license.
The dog will be issued a Town of Watson license tags at the initial time of licensing, which the dog is expected to have on.
If the dog loses the license tag there is a $3.00 replacement license fee.

Once the dog has been licensed in the Town of Watson a yearly renewal form will be sent to the mailing address that is on file for that dog.
It the dog owners responsibility to call the Town Clerk with any address changes. 
As the dog owner you have 30 days to complete the renewal form and send/drop it back to the Town Clerk with appropriate payment amount without penalties.
$5.00 penalty will be added every 30 days past due, up to $10.00 penalty.

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Kennel Permit

In accordance with Local Law Number 3 of 2010, Town of Watson, Section 4, Letter (f) .......
License for kennel: Any person owning or harboring four (4) or more dogs shall, in addition to the license fee for each dog, also pay a Kennel license fee. For four(4) dogs up to ten (10) such a fee shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00) and for eleven (11) dogs or more, such a fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). Such fees may be reviewed by the Town Board periodically and may be changed by resolution of the Town Board if necessary.

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