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Dog Licence

Does your dog have a licence for the current year? Burnaby's Animal Control Bylaw requires that dog owners purchase a licence for their dogs. There is a limit of three dogs per household. Dog licences may be purchased at the Burnaby City Hall, the Burnaby Animal Shelter-SPCA, or at any participating Burnaby Veterinary Clinics.

If you require further information, please Contact the Licence Office.

Information & Fees

Dogs over the age of four months are required to wear an annual dog licence tag. These can be purchased at:

  • The Burnaby Licence Office, City Hall at 4949 Canada Way 
  • The Burnaby Animal Shelter-SPCA at 3202 Norland Avenue
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  • Participating Burnaby veterinary clinics

To first obtain your dog licence, print and complete the Burnaby Dog Licence form and submit it with the appropriate fee to the Licence Office. This can be done in person or by mail. Fees are payable by cash, cheque, Interac or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Per the City of Burnaby Fee Recovery Bylaw 13640; for payments made by credit card a fee of 1.75% will be charged at the time of the transaction to recover the costs the City of Burnaby pays for accepting credit cards as payment.

If your dog has been spayed or neutered or you are changing your licence renewal class type from unaltered to spayed/neutered, please note that proof of the procedure (veterinary certificate) is required upon request.

To renew your dog licence by Credit Card please use our Online Renewal Service.

Note: All information is collected under the authority of the Community Charter, Division 6. Information collected may be shared with the BC SPCA who is contracted by the City of Burnaby to enforce the Burnaby Animal Control Bylaw, 1991. Personal information is protected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For further information please contact the City of Burnaby Licence Office, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 or call 604-294-7320.

Annual Dog Licence Fees

Prior to  March 1
March 1
and later
Each spayed or neutered dog $31.00 $43.00
Each unaltered dog $61.00 $73.00
Each vicious* dog - spayed or neutered $116.00  $116.00 
Each vicious* dog - unaltered $174.00  $174.00  


Transfer to new owner $13.00
Transfer to replacement dog $13.00



Licence Tag $7.00
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