Permits

Excess pet permit

The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw limits pet ownership to a maximum of six cats and/or six dogs per household.

Pet ownership limitations help limit community issues, including the accumulation of pet waste or noise due to excessive barking on properties with a large numbers of cats and/or dogs.

The City of Calgary will grant excess animal permits to households where reasonable and accommodate breeders and animal foster households. 

For pet owners seeking to exceed the ownership limit, all pets must be licensed and the Excess animal permit application must be filled out completely.

Once the application is completed, submit it with the 311 service request  for consideration.

Once submitted the application will be considered and approved by the Chief Bylaw Officer.

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