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Dog licenses

Dog licenses for City of Victoria Only

Why License Your Dog?

  • Licensing is a mandatory requirement of the City of Victoria’s Animal Control Bylaw. To lawfully keep any dog over the age of 4 months it must be licensed.
  • Owners can be ticketed $125 per day for non-compliance.

Benefits of having a Dog License

  • Dog licenses are the fastest way to reunite you with your lost dog. Basic owner information is provided to anyone who finds a dog wearing a City of Victoria or Esquimalt dog license tag 24/7/365. Every year hundreds of dogs are quickly reunited with their owners because they were found wearing a current license tag and these owners got their dogs back without making a trip to the Pound or paying impound fees.
  • If an unlicensed dog is impounded in the City of Victoria, a $50, $100 or $150 No License Penalty is added to the impoundment fees.
  • A dog license indicates your pet is not a stray, it has a home and needs to be returned to its family.
  • Dog licenses encourage owner accountability. License tags must be worn on a collar when a dog is in a public place or on private property other than where the dog is normally kept.
  • Dog license fees help to offset the costs of operating an animal control and pound service, which shelters, feeds, and provides care for lost animals.
  • Dog license fees also offset the costs of providing dog waste bags in City of Victoria parks. On average 120,000 bags are taken from dispensers each month.


  • According to the current City of Victoria Dog license fees.
  • Save $10.00 for sterilized dogs, save another $20.00 if licensed before Jan 1st and Feb 28th.
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Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Stat Holidays 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Closed Christmas & New Years Day

Contact Information

Phone: (250) 382-3329
#3-770 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8T 5E4