Animal Control

If you have an animal control complaint, please call City Hall at 250-334-4441, email bylaw@courtenay,ca or use our Service Request Form

Animals impounded in the City of Courtenay are taken to and cared for by the BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch.


Overview of Animal Control

Only domestic dogs and cats are allowed outdoors as pets, with a maximum of three dogs over the age of six months living on any parcel of land at one time.

Livestock is not permitted, except on properties zoned for agricultural use.

Wild or exotic animals are not permitted.


Dog Licencing

All dogs over six months old living in the City of Courtenay need to have a dog licence.

For information on dog licencing, visit:


Animal Control Bylaw

Learn more about animal control in the City of Courtenay:

Animal Control Bylaw No. 1897 [PDF - 52 KB]


Enforcement & Fines

Fines for various offences under the Animal Control Bylaw are outlined in the Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw:

Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw No. 2435 [PDF - 215 KB]