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.
How to get a dog licence
- buy your dog a tag from one of the following locations:
- for dogs who are spayed or neutered the licence fee is $30 (a veterinary report or other proof is required) and when paid before the annual renewal date ($45 after the renewal date)
- for dogs who are not spayed or neutered, the licence fee is $70 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.
Once your dog is licensed, we’ll send you a renewal notice each year. Renew online.