Dog Licencing

Have you adopted a four-legged furry friend this year? Or did you already have a fuzzy buddy in your household?

Licencing Update

2023 dog licences for the City of Courtenay are now available.

All dogs over six months old living in the City of Courtenay need to have a dog licence. Licences expire each year on December 31 and must be renewed annually.

Dogs must wear their licence affixed to a collar or harness at all times. Households are permitted up to three dogs.

How to get a Dog Licence

The following options are available to request a City of Courtenay dog licence and make payment:

  1. Bring payment Courtenay City Hall, or send by mail to Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2J7;
  2. Credit Card Payment (additional fee will be applied)
  3. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please contact City Hall at 250-334-4441 for more information on the EFT option. Please note, EFT is not the same as Interac e-Transfer. 

With your payment information, please include your name, address and phone number, as well as your dog’s name, breed, colour, and gender. For first-time licencing, please include proof of spay/neuter status from your veterinarian.

Revenue from the dog licence program helps fund the City’s contract with the SPCA; and by having a dog licence, it will be easier to reunite you with your best buddy if he or she goes missing. You’ll also avoid an “unlicenced dog” ticket, which starts at $100 for a first offence.

Dog Licence Description Fee
Unneutered male or unspayed female $25 annually
Neutered male or spayed female $5 annually
Replacement licence or dog tag $2
New City of Courtenay residents with a valid dog licence for the current year from another municipality $1 for the remainder of the year


For further information

Read the Animal Control Bylaw [PDF - 437 KB]

BC SPCA: What to expect when caring for a dog