NEW: You can now re-register your dogs or license your new dog, through the online dog licensing program from October 15th through January 31st.. Click Here! At other times of year, you must register your dog (six months or older) at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Please click below the most common questions for the link to the Town Dog Ordinance.
- Dogs must be on a leash, or voice and sight control at all times when off the owner’s premises.
- Leash means a hand held device, 30 feet or less in length, which can be used to restrain a dog if the dog fails to respond to voice commands or if the owner or responsible party is ordered by the Animal Control Officer and a law enforcement officer to leash the dog and at all times when this Ordinance requires dogs to be leashed. A leash of a length no longer than 12 feet shall be used at all time on the beach from May 15th to Labor Day, unless otherwise stated herein. A failure to comply with this definition shall constitute a violation of this ordinance.
- Voice and Sight Control means that the dog returns immediately to and remains by the side of the responsible party in response to the responsible party’s verbal command, and always within sight of the Responsible party and the dog is capable of complying with Voice Control. A violation of this Ordinance occurs upon a failure to comply with the definition of either Voice Control or Sight Control. If a dog approaches or remains within 10 feet of any person other than the responsible party, that dog is not under voice control and a violation of this Ordinance occurs unless such person (or in the case of a minor child, an adult present with the child) has communicated to the responsible party by spoken word or gesture that such person consents to the presence of the dog.
- Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 15th to Labor Day–dogs must be on a leash from 5 p.m. to dusk
- No dog shall approach within 100 yards, a potion of the beach that has been roped off, fenced off or otherwise demarcated or posted as a protected area in order to protect the nesting site of a piping plover or of any other endangered species protected under federal law,
- The person in control of the dog must have on their person a means of removing feces, as we have a pooper-scooper ordinance. All feces must be removed from all public areas.
The Town has a dog park located in Memorial Park on First Street, across from the Chamber of Commerce and Train Station. Click below for the rules on use of the park.