Dog Licensing

Dog Licencing Voucher

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Dog owners in the City of Burlington, Ontario Canada are required to licence their dogs in accordance with By-law 60-2005, as amended.

Dog Licence Fees

Spayed or Neutered Dog $25.00*
Unaltered dog (not spayed or neutered) $50.00

Dog Licence Fees - Late Fees

(Due if 30 days past the expiry date)

Spayed or Neutered Dog $35.00*
Unaltered dog (not spayed or neutered) $60.00

All dog licences are valid for one year from anniversary date.

*Proof of spay or neuter must be provided to qualify for the reduced fee. If a dog has been spayed/neutered after they have been licenced the dog owner is eligible for a $25.00 refund. When a dog is sterile and can no longer reproduce dog owners will qualify for the reduced rate upon presentation of documentation from a veterinarian.

Applying for or Renewing your Dog Licence

Apply for your new dog licence online

Renew your existing dog licence online

Dog licenses applications/renewals can also be purchased in person at:

Burlington Animal Shelter
2424 Industrial Street.,
Burlington On L7P 1A5


City Hall
Service Burlington Desk
426 Brant Street
Burlington, On

New Residents with Dogs

New residents of Burlington can obtain a City of Burlington dog tag free of charge in exchange for a current dog tag from their previous city of residence. Dogs must be registered within 30 days of moving to Burlington.

Why Licence your Dog?

Licensing your dog gives you peace of mind. In the event that your dog wanders away from you or your property or is injured on the road, a dog license enables the city's Animal Control staff to contact you quickly and easily. Registration information is updated annually, enabling the City to respond in a prompt and efficient manner.

Who to Notify if your Dog Passes Away?

If you have a current dog license and your pet has passed away please let us know by emailing us at Your dog license record will be updated so that you will no longer receive dog license reminders for your dog. A pro-rated refund is offered by visiting the animal shelter in person (2424 Industrial Street Burlington, On) with a receipt of euthanasia or death certificate from your veterinarian, if your pet has passed away.

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