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Pet licences are affordable, available online, and ensure that the City can contact you if we find your pet.

About the Service

Why License Your Pet

  • A Pet licence with up to date information ensures the City can contact you if your pet is found
  • If you own a cat or dog over six months of age, it must be licensed – even indoor pets
  • The fine for having an unlicensed animal is $250 per pet
  • Licences are affordable and can be easily obtained or renewed online, by mail or in person
  • You must renew your pet licence every 12 months

Things You Need to Know

  • The maximum number of pets allowed per residence is 6 cats and 3 dogs
  • You must be 18 or older to license a pet
  • All dogs and cats must display a City-issued licence tag when off their owner’s property. Cats with a legible tattoo or microchip are exempt; but we strongly recommend wearing the tag for visible identification
  • If you move, no longer have your pet, or your contact information changes, please let us know.  Information can be updated online, in-person, or by calling 311
How Do I Obtain the Service?

Pet licences can be purchased online, by mail, or in person.

Please note: Licences expire 1 year from the date of issue.

Updating a Pet Licence

If you are moving, have new contact information, or no longer have your pet, you can update your information online, or by calling 311. You can also update your pet's new tattoo or microchip information.

Keeping your pet licence information up to date ensures that if we find your pet, we can easily identify them and contact you quickly.


In Person

Printable Pet Licence Application

2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW

Monday – Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Animal Care & Control Centre
13550 163 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2

Facility Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

To reclaim your lost pet, please arrive no later than 5pm (6pm on Tuesday or Thursday) to allow us enough time to process your pet's release before closing.


Mail completed application form with documentation and cheque to:

Animal Care & Control Centre

Attention Pet Licensing

13550 163 Street

Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2


The City of Edmonton encourages owners to spay or neuter their pets by offering reduced licence fees.

Fees Cats Dogs
Spayed/Neutered $21 $36
Non-spayed/Non-neutered $76 $76
Nuisance Dogs n/a $100
Restricted Dogs n/a $250
Replacement Tag $15 $15


  • Seniors and those on income support may qualify for a half-price licence for one spayed or neutered pet per residence.
  • Certified Assistance (Guide) dogs can be licensed free of charge.
  • Seniors may apply or renew online.
  • Licence applications for Assistance dogs and from individuals on income support must be made in person or by mail. Supporting documentation is required to qualify for these fee reductions. Please call 311 for questions on special rates.
Contact the City About This Service

Animal Care & Control Centre

13550 - 163 Street
Edmonton, AB

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-8824
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eServices - Learn more about the City's new website that allows citizens to license pets online, anytime, from anywhere with an internet connection.

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