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Obtaining a new cat or dog licence

 

Updated December 1, 2015

All cats and dogs over three months of age residing in Calgary must have a City of Calgary licence. If your cat or dog is not licenced you could face a $250 fine. There are many ways to obtain a new pet licence for your cat or dog - online, in person at the Animal Services Centre or downtown at the Municipal Building, by mail or by phone.

Obtaining a new animal licence online

 
 You can purchase a new licence or renew your existing animal licence online.

Please note:

  • If you want to pay by interac, obtain a licence in-person and then register your bill through your bank. This option also allows for automatic renewal.
  • Payment is accepted using Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards. Please keep your email confirmation as proof of payment until you receive your Animal Licence Certificate.
  • If you are using Google Chrome and experience difficulties loading the online licencing form please hit the refresh button and the form should load properly.
  • Pre-paid credit cards are not accepted when using the online licencing service. If you wish to pay using a pre-paid credit card, you may do so in person or by phone.
  • The payment system URL changed on September 29, 2014. Please update any old bookmarks or archived links.
 

Obtaining a new licence in person

 
You may purchase a new cat or dog licence in person at the Animal Services Centre.

Payment can be made with cheque, cash, debit or credit card.

Municipal Building

You can also purchase a new cat or dog licence in person at:

  • The City of Calgary Property Tax, Business Tax and Animal Licencing counter on the third floor of the Municipal Building (800 Macleod Trail S.E.).
 
Payment can be made with cheque, cash or debit card.
 
Note: When you purchase an animal licence at the Municipal Building, keep the top stamped portion of the renewal notice. This is proof of payment until you receive your Animal Licence Certificate.

Obtaining a new licence by phone

To obtain a new cat or dog licence by phone please call 311 from within Calgary or call 403-268-CITY (2489) from outside of Calgary.
 
Payment is accepted using VISA, MasterCard or American Express credit cards.
 
Note: If you wish to pay using a pre-paid credit card, please ask the 311 operator to transfer your call to Animal Licencing.

Fines for making false declarations on your licence form

 
Under theResponsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, citizens do not need to provide a copy of a spay/neuter certificate to qualify for a reduced licence fee.
 
However, if you make a false declaration regarding the licensing of an animal you could face a $500 fine.​