1) (a) Licensing of dogs shall apply to any dog that is four months of age or a dog that is younger than four months and at large. Unless otherwise stated, a license shall be issued for a period of one year but a municipality may offer a license for a period of up to three years. No additional license may be issued until the final month of the current license. All licenses will expire on the last day of the month of the final month of their license. Instead of a rabies certificate, a veterinarian may provide a statement that clears the rabies requirements. Any municipality that does not exceed a population of two thousand five hundred people may establish a common renewal date for licenses. (b) Nassau, Westchester, Wayne, and Rockland counties, as well as the village of Newark have minor details as to the issuing of licenses. (c) All licenses shall have the age, breed, color, and ID number of the dog, as well as contact information for the owner. (d) The license will have the rabies certification and fees, it shall also be accompanied by certification of spaying or neutering, if applicable. An alternative would be a veterinarian certificate stating that the dog’ health would be put in danger by such a procedure.
2) Purebred license can be given to someone that owns a purebred, recognized by a recognized registry association that would be valid for one year in addition to or instead of the license discussed earlier in this section. Each application will have full contact information including where the dog(s) are kept. All dogs born to the owner will be identified by sex, age, breed, color, and where the dog is located. The purebred license is not transferable. Upon sale of a dog to another individual, normal licensing requirements are applicable.