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About 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.

New Dog Licence Applications

Your completed new licence application and proof of spaying or neutering can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to:

Coquitlam Animal Shelter
500 Mariner Way
Coquitlam BC V3K 7B6
Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604.927.7388

Dog Licence Renewal

The City will send a Dog Licence Renewal in December when your dog tag needs to be renewed. 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-PETS(7387) or email 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.

Dog Licensing Costs

The cost of licensing your pet depends on whether or not it is spayed or neutered - a reduced licence fee is charged for spayed or neutered dogs. A discount on licence fees is available until February 1. Discount fee also applies for any newly acquired dogs.

  • Spayed or neutered dogs until Feb. 1: $2​8.00
  • Spayed or neutered dogs after Feb. 1: $4​​5.00
  • Non-spayed or non-neutered dogs until Feb. 1: $5​7.00
  • Non-spayed or non-neutered dogs after Feb. 1: $​74.00
    (You must provide proof of spaying or neutering to receive the discounted licence rate.)

Dog Licences expire Dec. 31.

Dog Licensing Deadlines

If you have been asked by a Bylaw Officer to purchase a licence by a specific deadline or to comply with a Notice of Violation, please assure that the licence is purchased in-person by that specific date. You may also ask for an extension to your deadline. Failure to comply with the deadline may result in fines being mailed to you.  

Payment made in person can be cash, debit, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or money order.  By mail, please attach payment by cheque or money order with a completed application. Licence fees are not refundable or transferable.

Lost Pets

If you've lost a pet, please call us and we will input all details into our computer system including your pet's characteristics, and when and where it was lost.  When we receive reports of strays, we can cross reference the information you provided to see whether it's your lost pet that has been reported.  You can also bring in a picture of your lost pet and post it on the Bulletin Board at the Animal Shelter. (Posters should be no larger than 8 ½ by 11 - standard letter size.)

Cat ID ResgistrationCat ID Registration Program

Permanent cat identification can help reunite you with your pet should it go missing. If your cat has a tattoo or a microchip, register it with the Coquitlam Animal Shelter and we will add it to our database. Should your cat go missing and be brought to the Animal Shelter, we will be able to match your pet quickly and contact you.


Hundreds of pets in Coquitlam and Port Moody go missing from their homes and are brought to the Animal Shelter every year. Cats are reunited with their families less than 12% of the time. Registering your cat gives you the advantage of knowing that your pet records are kept secure along with other relevant information you choose to supply.


Fill out a cat registration form online or in person and email, fax, mail or drop it off at the Animal Shelter.

Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Phone: 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS)
Fax: 604-927-7388
500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B6
(Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

Coquitlam Bylaw & Animal Services

Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604-927-7388