Kamloops, BC—Dog owners will start receiving their 2022 Dog Licence Renewal Notice today. Those who have opted to receive e-bills can expect to get an email today, and those who receive paper notices will receive them in their mailboxes early next week.
Dog owners are reminded that licenses are due on January 1, 2022. Any unpaid fees on the account for 2021 or previous years will be carried over to the 2022 invoice. Any payment made after January 1 will automatically have a late payment penalty of $32.50 applied to the account.
The City of Kamloops remains dedicated to reducing its impact on the environment while developing strategies to improve public service, respect physical distance, and realize efficiencies. Dog owners are reminded of recent changes to the dog licensing program and options for payment:
- Payment options
A variety of payment options are available through the City’s online payment portal. Pay for your licence online at Kamloops.ca/PayOnline via credit card, Visa/Mastercard Debit, or Interac Online. Those wishing to pay in person may do so at Community Services (1303 Mission Flats Road), City Hall (7 Victoria Street West), or North Shore Community Policing Office (915 7th Street) by cheque only.
- Payment deadline
Dog licences are due January 1. Late payments will receive a $32.50 penalty, which will be applied to your account after January 1, 2022. Online payment options are available to those paying on January 1. Municipal offices will be closed for New Year’s Day for in person payment.
- Go Paperless! Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate
Register with MyCity to add a dog licence account and receive your annual renewal licence notice electronically. MyCity provides homeowners with access to detailed account information for taxes, utilities, and dog and business licence accounts; payment processing; and access to current and past bills and account payment history. Register at Kamloops.ca/MyCity. All subscribers, new and current, between now and January 14, 2022 will be entered to win one of three $50 gift certificates to a pet store.
- Permanent licence tags
To reduce our impact on the environment, the City has implemented permanent tags, which are valid for your dog’s life, as long as the account remains in good standing. Replacement tags will be available for $15 each.
- Register with e-Apply
Dog owners registering a dog with the City for the first time can register their dog’s information and pay online at Kamloops.ca/MyCity from comfort of their own home.
Residents are reminded that if a significant change in dog ownership occurs, such as rehoming or if the animal has deceased, the owner must contact Community Services directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-828-3409 to have the animal removed from the database to be withdrawn from the renewal licensing process. This step is not available online.
Within city limits, all dogs six months or older require a licence. Having a registered dog licence does have its benefits:
- Provides a dog identification service that allows the City to assist in reuniting you with your dog if it is lost or stolen.
- Provides statistics on the number of dogs within the city to better assess the need for facilities and programs.
- $5 per annual licence fee is reserved for future additions and upgrades to dog parks within the City.
- Owners of licensed dogs save costs on fines and penalty fees.
- Licence revenue helps support animal control and regulatory services associated with pet ownership.
Licencing rates, late payments penalties, and steps on how to purchase a new dog licence can be found online at Kamloops.ca/Dogs.