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Dog Licences

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All dogs in the City of Waterloo older than 12 weeks must have a licence. This simple process will help reunite you with your pet if it gets lost. Keep the tag on your dog's collar at all times.

All licences expire on December 31 of each year. Dog tags must be renewed each year by December 31. Failure to do so could result in charges being laid.

Effective November 1, 2013, you may apply online at mypermits.waterloo.ca.

Fees

Licences renewed before Feb. 28

 

  • $25 for a spayed or neutered dog, $18 for dogs owned by senior citizens (residents who are 65 and older)
  • $42 for unsterilized dogs, $37 for dogs owned by senior citizens

Licences renewed between March 1 and June 30

  • $49 for spayed or neutered dogs, $42 for dogs owned by senior citizens
  • $66 for unsterilized dogs, $60 for dogs owned by senior citizens

Licences renewed between July 1 and Dec. 31

  • $71 for spayed or neutered dogs, $66 for dogs owned by senior citizens
  • $91 for unsterilized dogs, $84 for dogs owned by senior citizens

New licence purchased within 30 days of becoming an owner

  • $25 for spayed or neutered dogs, $18 for dogs owned by senior citizens
  • $42 for unsterilized dogs, $37 for dogs owned by senior citizens

Licences for dogs purchased after Sept. 1

  • $12.00

Current licence transfer from another city

  • $12.00

Lost dog tag

  • $9 to replace

Service dogs

  • No charge

You will need to provide proof of sterilization to receive the lower rates for spayed and neutered dogs.

The funds raised through the dog-licensing program allow us to return lost dogs to their families, support our leash-free dog park in Bechtel Park and partially offset the costs of our animal control contract with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society.

Where to get a dog licence

By mail:

Send a completed application form and a cheque payable to the City of Waterloo to:

City of Waterloo licensing
100 Regina St. S.
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4A8

In person: