Dog Licences

The deadline to renew your dog’s licence is January 31.

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 purchase from one of the following locations:

Note: Dog licences are not currently available at Municipal Hall or Gleneagles Community Centre due to COVID-19 closures. We encourage you to purchase online.


  • for dogs who are not spayed or neutered, the licence fee is $71 and when paid before the annual renewal date ($85 after that date)
  • if you’re new to town and have a dog licence from any other British Columbia municipality, bring it to Municipal Hall and get a West Vancouver licence for $10

Replacements for lost licence tags are $10.


Bylaw & Licensing Services

604-925-7152 (8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday to Friday)