TUPPER LAKE - The town board will hold a public hearing on a change to a local dog licensing law.
In the past, the state Department of Agriculture and Markets took care of most of the details of dog licensing, like providing tags and mailing renewals. But now the state is pushing those tasks back on the local municipalities, which used to have those responsibilities.
The only change that Tupper Lake dog owners will see is an extra dollar added to the existing fees, which will cover the added expenses to the town, said town Clerk Laurie Fuller.
Licenses will now cost $5 for neutered or spayed dogs. Licenses for non-neutered or spayed dogs will rise from $12 to $13.
The hearing will be at 5 p.m Thursday, Nov. 18 in the lower level of the town hall.