Animal Control Department


Animal Control Officers (ACOs) play a vital role for people and animals within our community. Their job involves public safety, enforcement of animal ordinances, animal care and rescue, and community education. ACOs operate as a branch of the Elmira Police Department. The main office is located at City Hall at 317 East Church Street, Elmira, New York, 14901, phone (607) 737-5807. ACOs also have an office located at the Elmira Animal Shelter at 842 Linden Place Extension, Elmira, New York, 14901, phone (607) 737-5767.

The offices located at the Elmira Animal Shelter at 842 Linden Place Extension is open to the public 10:00a.m. 4:00p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 10:00a.m - 12:00p.m Sunday and Monday. Animal Control Officers (ACOs) are currently staffed from 8:00a.m.  9:00 p.m., 7 days a week. During the hours of 9:00 p.m.   8:00a.m., ACOs may be called in for emergencies.

ACOs are dispatched through the Chemung County Communications Center, which can be reached at (607)735-8600. In case of an emergency call 911.

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