Dog Control


Stray Dogs Are Taken to Broome County Humane Society

If the Dog Control Officer picks up your dog and it has no ID and is not licensed, it will be taken directly to the Broome County Humane Society.  In order to retrieve your dog, you’ll not only have the fees of licensing your dog and getting a rabies vaccination (if your dog doesn’t have one), you’ll also be charged an additional $50 seizure fee from the Town and another $50 fee for sheltering your dog at the Humane Society.  So, be sure to license your dog to avoid the extra $50 Town seizure fee.

Broome County Humane Society 
167 Conklin Avenue,
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone:  (607) 724-3709

Always leave a message if no one answers because they are often in the facility but away from the phone.

Shelter hours are:

  • Saturdays:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday through Friday:  Noon until 5 p.m.

Department Overview

The Town of Binghamton Dog Control Officer is in charge of enforcing dog regulations. Our Dog Control Officer responds to various dog-related incidents within the Town of Binghamton, including stray dogs, dog bites, barking complaints and the enforcement of licensing requirements.

Rabies Clinic Information

The BC Humane Society hosts free, monthly clinics.  Please click here for more information.

Dog Complaints or Concerns

If you have a complaint or concern regarding a dog-related incident, please contact our Dog Control Officer. If you are directed to the Dog Control Officer’s voicemail, please leave a detailed message, including your contact information. Voicemails are regularly monitored.



Please print off the form below and return to the Dog Control Officer:    

Complaint Form (pdf) 

Staff Contacts

Rick Murray

Dog Control Officer


(607) 772-0357, press 7


(607) 217-8857



Contact Information


(607) 772-0357, press 7 


(607) 217-8857


(607) 772-6911


279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
United States
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