Dog Licensing Requirements

You can renew your license in person or online. View the Dog License Application (PDF)


  • All dogs four months of age or older within the City of Buffalo must be licensed
  • A completed dog license application indicating:
    • Address and zip code
    • Dog’s name, breed, color(s), markings, year of birth
    • Phone number
    • Your name
  • Copy of a valid rabies certificate (Copy of veterinarian’s printout validating rabies certification and / or spayed or neutering certification is acceptable verification.)
  • Copy of spayed or neutering certificate (if applicable)
  • Dog License fee 


  • Certified Spayed or Neutered Dogs: $13.50
  • Un-spayed or Un-neutered: Dogs $20.50

Expiration & Renewals

  • Expiration date: One year (last day of the month licensed)
  • Renewal: annually

Renewal dog license fees are the same as the original dog license

It is the dog owner’s responsibility to report any dog status changes (i.e., death, lost or stolen, change of address)

Lost Dog Tags

Report lost dog tags to the Dog License Bureau ($10 replacement cost, please allow for six six weeks to obtain).