Pet Licences (Payment or Renewal)
Pet licences are affordable, available online, and ensure that the City can contact you if we find your pet.
About the Service
All dogs and cats six months or older must have a valid pet licence and tags, so we can contact you if your pet gets lost. This even applies to indoor pets because they can slip out open windows or doors from time to time.
Getting a microchip or tattoo for your pet are also great ways to make sure we can contact you, but they are not a substitute for a licence.
Licences are affordable and available online, by mail, by fax, or in person.
The fine for having an unlicensed animal is $250.
The following regulations apply to pet licences:
- Cats must wear collars with a City-issued licence tag or be permanently marked with a tattoo or microchip.
- Dogs must always wear collar tags.
- Collar tags are not stamped with a year and are not replaced annually, unless they have become illegible or are lost.
- The maximum number of pets allowed per residence is six cats and three dogs.
- You must be 18 or older to license a pet.
How Do I Obtain the Service?
Pet licences can be purchased and renewed on permits.edmonton.ca, by fax, mail, or in person.
Please note: Licences expire one year from the date of issue.
Updating a Pet Licence
If you are moving, have new contact information, or no longer have your pet, ycan update your information on permits.edmonton.ca, or by calling 311. You can also update your pet's new tattoo or microchip information.
Keeping your pet licence information up to date ensures that if we find your pet, we can easily identify them and contact you quickly.
View the License your Pet 2013 publication.
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Animal Care & Control Centre
To reclaim your lost pet, please arrive no later than 5pm (6pm on Tuesday or Thursday) to allow us enough time to process your pet's release before closing.
Mail completed form (from Animal Licence Brochure) with documentation and cheque to:
City of Edmonton
The pet licence fee structure encourages owners to spay or neuter their pets and to reduce the high number of unwanted cats and dogs.
Senior citizens or those on social assistance qualify for a half-price pet licence. This rate applies to only one cat or dog per residence, and the pet must be spayed or neutered.
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Contact the City About This Service
For more information:
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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311