Dog Licences

The first step to responsible dog ownership is licensing your dog. All dogs over the age of six months must be licenced every year with the City of Coquitlam. A dog licence helps protect your pet by providing an easy-to-identify dog tag and registration with the Coquitlam Animal Shelter. If your pet is lost anywhere in the world, the fastest way to be reunited with your dog is by this dog tag and the licence.

Dog licence fees also help fund the Coquitlam Animal Shelter which protects and finds homes for stray animals in the city, and help pay for animal control and regulatory services associated with pet ownership.

Bylaw Notice Violations (tickets) will be issued if your dog is found unlicenced. A minimum penalty for an unlicenced dog is $150.

Dog Licence Renewals

Purchase or renew a Dog Licence before Feb. 1 and receive a discounted rate. See more information below.

  1. Renewal
  2. Costs
  3. Deadlines
  4. New Licences

Dog Licence Renewal

The City will send a Dog Licence Renewal in December when your dog tag needs to be renewed. You can sign up to receive your renewal notice by email; register for a myCoquitlam account or simply add your dog account to an existing myCoquitlam account. You must have your Account Number and Access Code to register. If you don’t know your Account Number or Access Code, call the Animal Shelter at 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS) or email the Shelter. Please remember to notify us if you change your contact info, move away or no longer have your dog, so that we may update or deactivate your dog licence account.

Make changes to your account online by visiting our Online Dog Licence Application. Here you can apply for a new dog, remove a dog, provide spayed or neutered documents, request a new dog tag or upload an image of your dog.

Renew your dog licence online by visiting our Dog Licence Renewal Service.