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Pet Licences

License your pet online today!

Online Licensing

The City has developed a new online service website to connect you to a variety of services, including pet licensing, that were previously not available online.

You will be asked to create an eServices account and you will then be able to:

  • apply for a pet licence
  • make changes to your existing pet licence
  • update contact information
  • cancel your pet licence(s) if you no longer have pets

Use eServices to license your pet online now!

Why License Your Pet

Pets get out. Licences get them home.

Pet licences also provide:

  • A pet licence with up to date information ensures the City can contact you if your pet is found.
  • If you own a cat or dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets.
  • The fine for having an unlicensed animal is $250 per pet.
  • Licences are affordable and can be easily obtained or renewed online, by mail or in person.
  • You must renew your pet licence every 12 months.


The City of Edmonton encourages owners to spay or neuter their pets by offering reduced licence fees.

 2016 Fees Cats Dogs
Spayed/Neutered $21 $36
Non-spayed/Non-neutered $76 $76
Nuisance Dogs
Restricted Dogs n/a $250
Replacement Tag $15 $15


  • Seniors and those on income support may qualify for a half-price licence for one spayed or neutered pet per residence.
  • Seniors may apply or renew online.
  • Certified Assistance (Guide) dogs can be licensed free of charge.
  • Licence applications for Assistance dogs and from individuals on income support must be made in person or by mail. Supporting documentation is required to qualify for these fee reductions. Please call 311 for questions on special rates.

Your Pet Licensing Fees Are Used To

  • Provide food, shelter, medical care and enrichment for approximately 6,000 lost pets each year.
  • Identify lost pets and return them to owners.
  • Support the adoption of unclaimed pets through partner agencies.
  • Provide emergency first-aid veterinary care to injured pets.
  • Educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
  • Help neighbours resolve their pet-related problems.

Things You Need to Know

  • The maximum number of pets allowed per residence is six cats and three dogs. 
  • You must be 18 or older to license a pet.
  • All dogs and cats must display a City-issued licence tag when off their owner’s property. Cats with a legible tattoo or microchip are exempt; but we strongly recommend wearing the tag for visible identification.
  • If you move, no longer have your pet, or your contact information changes, please let us know.  Information can be updated online, in-person, or by calling 311.

How to Apply, Renew or Make Changes to your Pet Licence Information

Online eservices.edmonton.ca
In Person Animal Care & Control Centre
13550 - 163 Street

Pet Licence Application

Monday to Friday 8:30am-6pm
Saturday 9:30am-5pm
Sundays 11am-5pm
(Closed on Holidays)

5th floor of HSBC Bank Place
10250 - 101 Street
Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm
By Mail Animal Care & Control Centre
Attention: Pet Licensing
13550 - 163 Street
Edmonton, AB T5V0B2

Pet Licence Application

Please make cheques payable to "The City of Edmonton"

For More Information

Animal Care & Control Centre

13550 - 163 Street
Edmonton, AB

Facility information and hours


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-8824
Email 311@edmonton.ca