All dogs within the Town of Kinderhook four months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted, shall be licensed. The owner of each dog required to be licensed shall obtain, complete and return, to the Town Clerk or the Dog Control Officer, a dog license application, together with required supporting documentation, the license application fee, any applicable license surcharges and such additional fees as may be established by the Town of Kinderhook. Each license application shall be accompanied by proof that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies or a statement from a licensed veterinarian that such vaccination would endanger the dog's life, in which case vaccination shall not be required. Each license issued shall be valid for a period of one year but shall not be issued to expire after the expiration date of the rabies vaccination provided by the owner.
For those owners who fail to renew a dog license, the Dog Control Officer shall mail a late renewal fee invoice and warning that failure to renew the license within a specified time shall result in the issuance of a court appearance ticket. The late renewal of an expired dog license shall result in a fine of $5.