Dog Licences

The deadline to renew your dog’s licence is January 31.
Renew before January 31 to receive a discount.

If your dog is older than six months, it needs a licence and must wear a tag. Licence fees collected enable Bylaw & Licensing Services to bring your pet back to you quickly, often within a 24-hour period. As a part of the Drive Home Program, any licensed dog found by a bylaw officer will be taken to the owner’s front door. Licence fees also allow Bylaw & Licensing Services to provide emergency medical care for injured cats and dogs that are found.

Purchase a licence

Your dog licence can be renewed online. myDistrict is a convenient way for residents to view information about their utilities, taxes, business licences, and dog licences—all in one place.

Once you’ve registered, you can:

  • view your current and past bills
  • view your account history
  • learn how to make a payment online

Renew a licence online Apply for a new licence online

The most convenient way to purchase a dog licence is online. Dog licences can also be purchased from one of the following locations:

Keep your account information up to date

Email us or call us at 604-925-7152 if:

  • you have moved during the last year
  • your dog is no longer with you
  • your dog has been spayed or neutered during the last year (a copy of the certificate by a qualified veterinarian must be supplied)

2023 fees

  • for dogs who are not spayed or neutered, the licence fee is $74 and when paid before the annual renewal date ($88 after January 31)
  • for dogs that are spayed or neutered, the licence fee is $33 and when paid before the renewal date ($47 after January 31st)
  • if you're new to town and have a current dog licence from any other British Columbia municipality, send documentation via email and get a West Vancouver licence for $10.
  • Replacements for lost licence tags are $10.

2023 Dog Licence Application