N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 209-CC
Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs


1.

The knowledge of the presence of dangerous wild animals, and dangerous dogs, in the context of emergency services responses, is necessary to protect public safety and the safety of emergency services personnel.

2.

As used in this section:

(a)

the term “emergency services personnel” means fire, police, and ambulance personnel.

(b)

the term “person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity.

(c)

the term “wild animal” means any or all of the following orders and families:

(1)

Nonhuman primates and prosimians;

(2)

Felidae (with the exception of domesticated cats);

(3)

Canidae (with the exception of domesticated dogs);

(4)

Ursidae;

(5)

All venomous snakes and all constrictors and python snakes that are ten feet or greater in length; and

(6)

Crocodilia that are five feet or greater in length.

(d)

the term “dangerous dog” means a dog found dangerous pursuant to the provisions of Agriculture & Markets Law § 123 (Dangerous dogs)section one hundred twenty-three of the agriculture and markets law.

3.

The state fire administrator, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation, shall develop and maintain a list of the common names of wild animals to be reported.

4.

Except for pet dealers as defined in section seven hundred fifty-two-a of the general business law and zoological facilities and other exhibitors licensed pursuant to title 7 U.S.C. sections 2133 and 2134, and in the case of dangerous dogs except for licensed veterinarians in temporary possession of such dogs, every person owning, possessing, or harboring a wild animal or a dangerous dog within this state shall report the presence thereof to the clerk of the city, town, or village in which such wild animal or dangerous dog is owned, possessed, or harbored. Such report shall be filed annually on a date to be determined by the state fire administrator in the manner prescribed by the state fire administrator. A separate report shall be filed for each street address at which any such wild animal or dangerous dog may be found.

5.

Such clerk shall forward a copy of such report to each state police troop, county sheriff, and municipal police agency having jurisdiction over the location of such wild animal or dangerous dog. A copy thereof shall also be forwarded to each fire department, fire corporation, or fire company serving such location and to each ambulance or emergency medical service department, ambulance corporation, or ambulance or emergency medical service company serving such location. In lieu of forwarding a copy of each report, the clerk may compile the contents of the several reports, and forward the compilation.

6.

Any person who fails to report the presence of a wild animal or dangerous dog as required in this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than two hundred fifty dollars for the first offense, and upon being found guilty of a second or subsequent offense, by a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars or more than one thousand dollars. Except as otherwise provided by law, such a violation shall not be a crime and the penalty or punishment imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a criminal penalty or punishment and shall not impose any disability upon or affect or impair the credibility as a witness, or otherwise, of a person found guilty thereof.

Source: Section 209-CC — Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/209-CC (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed May 25, 2024).

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Defining qualifications of exempt volunteer firefighters
200‑A
Volunteer firefighters serving in more than one fire company or fire department
200‑AA
Training stipend for volunteer firefighters
200‑B
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-six
200‑C
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States on or after July first, nineteen hundred sixt...
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Rights and privileges of exempt volunteer firefighters
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Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter
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Recording certificates of exempt volunteer firefighter
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List of exempt volunteer firefighters to be filed
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Qualifications necessary to entitle to certain exemptions
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Raising of funds for fire company purposes
204‑B
Youth programs
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Plan for arson investigation
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Duties of the fire chief
204‑DD
Qualifications of a fire chief
204‑E
Unauthorized destruction of property
204‑F
Plan for hazardous materials incidents response
204‑G
Restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals
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Payments to injured or representatives of deceased volunteer firefighters
205‑A
Additional right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased firefighters
205‑B
Relief of volunteer firefighters engaged in the performance of duty as such firefighters from civil liability and liability of fire distr...
205‑C
Payments pending controversies where volunteer firefighters are killed or injured
205‑CC
Volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits
205‑D
Relief from civil liability for acts or omissions by fire wardens in the city of New York
205‑E
Right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased police officers
205‑F
Removal of civil liability barriers
205‑G
Defense and indemnification of volunteer firefighters
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Certificate to police officers and firefighters
206‑A
Penalty for improper use of certificates
206‑B
Exemption of benefits payable under blanket accident insurance covering volunteer firefighters
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Hospitalization of members of fire departments in certain cities
207‑A
Payment of salary, medical and hospital expenses of firefighters with injuries or illness incurred in performance of duties
207‑B
Additional retirement benefits for certain firefighters in cities
207‑C
Payment of salary, wages, medical and hospital expenses of police officers with injuries or illness incurred in the performance of duties
207‑D
Additional retirement benefits for certain police officers in cities and certain villages
207‑E
Minimum retirement benefits for police officers in cities and who are members of police pension or retirement systems maintained by such ...
207‑E*2
Minimum retirement benefits for firefighters in cities and who are members of fire department pension or retirement systems maintained by...
207‑F
Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities
207‑G
Ordinary death benefits of members of police retirement systems
207‑H
Death benefits of members of certain fire department pension or retirement systems of cities
207‑H*2
Death benefits of members of certain police pension systems
207‑I
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers
207‑I*2
Supplemental retirement allowances of retired firefighters of cities
207‑II
Payment of supplemental retirement allowances of retired police officers and firefighters of certain cities
207‑J
Supplemental pension allowances of certain retired teachers of cities
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Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑K*2
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
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Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by cancer
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Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by Parkinson’s Disease
207‑L
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers in towns and villages
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Performance of duty disability retirement
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Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O*2
Disabilities of members of the uniformed force of correction departments in certain cities
207‑P
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑Q
Firefighters
207‑Q*2
Disabilities of emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians in certain cities
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Members of police force to have one day rest in seven
208‑A
School guards
208‑B
Death benefits for beneficiaries of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑C
Death benefits for dependent fathers or dependent mothers of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑D
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑D*2
Compensation during disability
208‑D*3
Extra work by members of a police force in cities
208‑E
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑F
Special accidental death benefit
208‑G
Community activity by members of a police force
208‑H
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining for police departments in cities having a population of one million or more 1
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Outside service by local fire departments, companies, ambulance districts and airport crash-fire-rescue units
209‑A
Relations with other states and the dominion of Canada
209‑AA
Paid leave for disaster service volunteers
209‑AA*2
Appointment of private college campus security officers at independent non-profit colleges
209‑B
Emergency rescue and first aid squads
209‑BB
Specialized teams
209‑C
Fire police squads of fire departments and fire companies
209‑CC
Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs
209‑D
Contracts for outside service by volunteer fire departments and companies
209‑DD
Discovery of unlawful drug laboratory
209‑E
Fire mobilization and mutual aid plan
209‑EE
Adoption of a code of ethics and disclosure of interests by fire companies
209‑F
Outside service by local police forces
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Provisions relating to certain accidental disability benefits
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Provisions relating to a membership date in the New York city police pension fund attributable to service in the titles of police cadet p...
209‑G
Liability for outside aid
209‑I
Emergency service by volunteer firefighters
209‑J
Mutual aid programs in counties
209‑L
Removal of volunteer officers and volunteer members of fire departments
209‑M
Outside service by local police
209‑P
Relay of fire and emergency calls
209‑Q
Permanent appointment of police officers
209‑R
Police protection
209‑S
Contracts between municipalities and fire districts for joint fire training centers
209‑T
Contracts for joint fire alarm systems
209‑U
Notification of presence of hazardous materials
209‑V
Employment of retired persons as special patrolmen for publicly owned property
209‑W
Permanent appointment of fire fighters
209‑X
Training of certain paid city firefighters promoted to a first-line supervisory position
209‑Y
Establishment of hazardous materials emergency response teams
209‑Z
Annual independent audits

Accessed:
May 25, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 209-CC’s source at nysenate​.gov

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