Pet License

Overview

Every owner of a dog or cat within the Town is required to register their dog or cat with the Town Office. At the time of registering, owners shall provide the Town Office with the following information, as per the Animal Control Bylaw No. 633-12:

  • a physical description of the animal; 
  • the breed of the animal; 
  • a rabies certificate valid for the registration year; 
  • if applicable, a certificate showing the animal has been spayed or neutered; 
  • the name, address and telephone number of the owner of the animal.

A note that exotic pets are not permitted within Town limits.

Registration and fees

The registration year for dogs and cats shall be from the first day of January to the thirty-first day of December of the same year.

Upon registering at the Town Office, owners will receive a pet tag which must be renewed annually. The owner of a cat or dog shall ensure that the cat or dog wears a collar to which is attached a valid license tag whenever the cat or dog is off the premises of the owner.


Regular license fee
Reduced license fee
First and second dog(s)
$40
$25
Third & subsequent dogs
$65
$50
Restricted dogs*
$115
$100
First and second cat(s)
$25
$15
Third and subsequent cats
$40
$30

*For a list of restricted dogs, please review the Animal Control Bylaw No. 633-12.

Failure to register

There are financial penalties to failing to register your pet. Be a good pet owner and get your pet registered at the Town Office.

Lost pet?

The Town Office will make every attempt to contact the registered owner immediately, should they have impounded a pet.

If you no longer have your pet, please notify the Town Office.