A current Certificate of Rabies Vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian, application, and payment is necessary to receive your license and tag. Licenses are issued for one year and there is no refund of fees for any reason (passing of dog, moving out of the area, etc.).
- Gather all required paperwork. (*Dog license application *Certificate of Rabies Vaccination. Check sex field. If it shows neutered, spayed, MN, or FS, no separate Certificate of Neuter or Spay required *Certificate of Neuter or Spay if not indicated on Rabies Certificate)
- Completely fill out all required documentation
- Mail all paperwork to the Town Clerk or come in person during Town Clerk business hours.
The Town of Santa Clara does not take credit card payments. Payment can be made by personal check, bank check, or money order made payable to the Town of Santa Clara. Exact CASH is accepted but not suggested.
If there is a stray dog or cat, please contact the animal control officer at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society at (518) 891-0017. If it is an issue with a wild animal, please contact New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Applications can be obtained at the Town Hall Code Office or downloaded from our website. Any questions contact the Code Officer.
No. Property owners are responsible for disposing of their trash by either hiring a waste removal company or taking it to the Lake Clear Transfer Station on Route 30 in Lake Clear.
Grievance Day for the Town of Santa Clara is always the 4th Thursday in May.
The Town of Santa Clara does not collect school taxes. School taxes are collected by the school in the district the property is located. Saranac Lake Central School District @ (518) 897-1404 or the Saint Regis Falls Central School District @ (518) 856-9421.