You must obtain a licence for your dog from the District of Sparwood before your dog is 9 months old and renew it every year in accordance with the Animal Control Bylaw

The fee for a spayed and neutered dog licence is $10.00 and $30.00 for an unaltered dog.  Please ensure that it is attached to your dog's collar; otherwise, you may be charged a fine of no less than $35 and up to $500.

Dog licences expire December 31st.

Benefits of licensing your dog
  • It is easier to find a lost dog and return to its owner if it is licensed.
  • Your dog will come home to you if lost without going to the animal shelter first.
  • Licence fees are used to care for and feed lost or stray pets, and find a home for them.
  • You can buy or renew a dog licence by mail or at the District Office during regular work hours.  You may apply online for a licence but at this time you cannot pay online, you may mail the payment to us. You are responsible for knowing when to renew your dog licence as notifications of renewals are sent as a courtesy only.  Proof of spaying or neutering must be provided to qualify for the reduced fee.  However, if you provide proof within 14 days, the difference will be refunded to you.

  • Licences can be purchased that the District Municipal Office located at 136 Spruce Avenue, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

    Licence fee for spayed or neutered dogs is $10 or $30 for unspayed or unneutered dogs.

  • New residents to the District of Sparwood or existing residents with new dogs are responsible for purchasing dog licences for all dogs within sixty (60) days of acquisition or relocation.  All dog licences are valid from the date of purchase until December 31st of that year.

  • If you have a current dog licence and your pet has passed away, please let us know by calling 250.425.6271 or emailing sparwood@sparwood.ca.  Your record will be updated so that you no longer receive licence reminders