Dog Licensing

  1. Obtain New Dog License
  2. Renew Existing Dog License
  3. Update Dog Information

If you have just welcomed a new dog into your home or have recently moved to Brighton, you are able to start the process of getting a new dog license online. Please submit your dog's information by clicking on the image below.  We will call you back to complete the transaction by the end of the next business day and mail out the receipt and your dog's physical license tag via US Mail.  You are also able to obtain a new dog license in person at the Town Clerk's Office weekdays from   9a - 5p.

A certificate from a Veterinarian showing proof of current rabies vaccination is required to obtain a dog license.  If the dog is exempt because the vaccination would endanger the health of the dog, you must provide a signed affidavit from the veterinarian.  Spaying / Neutering is not required to obtain a license, however, proof of spay/neuter is required for a discounted license fee.

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Male Neutered/Female Spayed
$ 10.00
Senior Citizen (65 and over)
$   7.00
Male Unneutered/Female Unspayed
$ 20.00
Senior Citizen (65 and over)
$ 15.00
Replacement Tags

The Town Clerk's Office accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover for all dog license transactions.   A $20 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.


All dogs in the Town of Brighton are hereby required to be restrained by a leash no longer than 20 feet in length while off the owner's premises. [Brighton Town Code 40-5]

Lost Dogs

Under Brighton Town Code, any Police or Animal Control Officer of the Town may seize any dog not on the owner's premises or any unlicensed dog, whether or not on the owner's premises.  This is in accordance with Chapter 118 of Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.

During regular business hours, stray dogs are taken to the Pittsford Animal Hospital, located at 2816 Monroe Ave.  Evenings and weekends, stray dogs are taken to Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, located at 825 White Spruce Blvd.

The dog can be released once proof of current license and payment of any applicable boarding and seizure fees are provided to the Town Clerk's Office.  Unfortunately, if a dog is picked up after the close of business on Friday, the dog will not be able to be redeemed until Monday morning.

Monroe County Dog Parks

There are a number of dog parks under the umbrella of the Monroe County Parks Department.  The dog parks provide a legal recreational outlet for dog owners who want to exercise and socialize their dogs in a safe, leash-free environment.  More information can be found at the Monroe County Parks Department website.

Lollypop Farm Spay / Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)

The Spay / Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) provides access to spay/neuter services for household dogs & cats at a greatly reduced cost to pet owners who meet certain financial qualifications.

Learn more about the program at 

Monroe County Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Monroe County Department of Public Health hosts free rabies immunization clinics every year at different locations across the County.   The schedule can be found here.