Effective June 15, 2020, ACCC will accept cats by appointment (not including trapped/feral cats). Citizens are encouraged to first make attempts to find the animal’s owner before making an appointment for admittance into the ACCC. It is important to note that cats are 10 times more likely to find their way home if left where they’re found. Priority will be given to those animals that are injured, sick or in distress (including pregnant cats and kittens under two months without a mother). An appointment is required and can be made by calling 311 for assistance or visiting edmonton.ca/pets. ACCC continues to intake stray dogs when an appointment has been made. You must make an appointment to pick up your lost pet or have a lost animal scanned for a microchip.
Animal Care & Control Centre
As of May 25, 2020 Animal Care & Control will begin the intake of stray dogs and will continue to intake animals that are in distress, injured or sick (including pregnant cats and kittens under two months without a mother).
Until further notice, the ACCC will not admit healthy cats.
All services require an appointment and can be made by calling 311 or visiting edmonton.ca/pets. You must also make an appointment to pick up your lost pet.
If you find injured animals, please call 311 and wait for further instruction.
Citizens can purchase or renew their pet licence online. Payments can also be sent by cheque or money order and mailed to: the City of Edmonton, P.O. Box 2670, Edmonton, AB. T5J 2G4. We encourage pet owners to keep their contact information associated with your pet’s licence up-to-date online in the event your pet gets lost.
Even indoor pets can slip away and get lost. That's what a licence is for. A pet licence is a unique ID that tells us your pet belongs to you. It allows us to reunite the two of you more quickly if your pet ever gets lost or displaced in an emergency. It may even get your companion one free ride home each year. Your pet safe and sound — to us, that peace-of-mind is priceless.
In 2020, cats who are licenced are eligible to receive a microchip. Please call 311 to make an appointment to get your cat’s microchip.
License Your Pet
Purchase or renew your pet's licence online!
What You Need To Know
- Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards are accepted
- You must be 18 or older to license a pet
- The maximum number of pets allowed per residence is 6 cats and 3 dogs
- Before you begin using the online system it is helpful to know:
- The birth date of your pet (or an approximation)
- If your pet has been spayed or neutered. If they have, please provide the date of their surgery as well as the name of the clinic where the surgery was performed (if available)
- Your pet's microchip or tattoo number, if applicable
Note: If you are applying for a reduced fee because you receive Income Assistance, your dog is ‘Restricted’ or ‘Nuisance’ as defined by the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw or you are applying for a Guide/Assistance dog exemption, please do so in person with all necessary supporting documents.
Please be advised that in-person payments or applications are not being accepted at this time. Payments and applications may be submitted via your online account or mailed to P.O. Box 2670 Edmonton, AB T5J 2G4
Payment can also be made at any financial institution or via Online Banking payable to City of Edmonton Pet/Business Licences or Edmonton Pet & Business Licences.