Within city limits, all dogs six months or older require a licence. Licences are available at Bylaw Services, City Hall, or online (only for existing accounts).
Purchasing a New Dog Licence
If you are licensing your dog for the first time, you will need to register for a dog licence account.
- Complete and submit the Dog Licence Registration form.
- A Bylaw Services Clerk will contact you shortly with your new account confirmation.
- Login to the MyCity portal with your new account information and submit payment. Alternatively, you can visit Bylaw Services (1303 Mission Flats Road) or City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) to pay for your dog licence.
- You will receive your new licence tags in the mail. Tags are valid for the life of your dog. Replacement tags are available for $15 each. Annual licence fees apply.
Renewing an Existing Dog Licence
If you were mailed a reminder to renew your dog licence, you have all of the information you need about your account to renew your dog licence online.
- Login to the MyCity portal with the account information on your renewal notice and submit payment. Alternatively, you can visit Bylaw Services (1303 Mission Flats Road) or City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) to pay for your dog licence.
- You will receive your new licence tags in the mail. New in 2020: Tags are valid for the life of your dog. Replacement tags are available for $15 each. You will no longer receive new tags each year. Annual licence fees still apply.
Dog Licence Fees
- $65 - each un-neutered or un-spayed dog
- $30 - each neutered or spayed dog
- $105 - each kennel or hobby kennel
- $105 - each nuisance and/or potentially dangerous dog
- $205 - each dangerous dog
Lost Dog Licences
A replacement licence may be purchased for a cost of $15 at the Bylaw Services Office (1303 Mission Flats Road).
Dog Licences From Another Municipality
Out-of-town dog licences are not valid; however, a replacement licence is available for any dog currently licensed in another municipality at a cost of $15.
Adoption Fee: $75 for any dog, plus cost of a City of Kamloops dog licence.
Two Dog Limit Variance
The City's Dog Responsibility and Control Bylaw requires that no one shall keep, harbour, or have more than two dogs over the age of six months within the city. If you have more than two dogs, you can apply to Council for a variance.
The applicant must pay a non-refundable $350 variance application fee.
If approved, the variance applies only to the specific dogs listed in the variance application, and no dog in excess of the two dog limit may be replaced in the future.
Pet Owner Guidelines
The City of Kamloops allows up to two dogs over the age of six months and up to two cats per parcel of land; however, this does not apply to a kennel or a hobby kennel.
Dog Owner Responsibilities
- Licence and vaccinate your dog.
- Tattoo and put identification on your dog.
- Train your dog.
- Spay or neuter your dog.
- Muzzle aggressive dogs.
- Keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times (except in off leash areas).
Stoop and Scoop
Clean up after your canine friend. Always have an extra plastic bag on hand for when nature calls. Bag dispensers are provided in several City parks. There is a $100 fine for failure to pick up after your dog. Keeping our city clean makes it more enjoyable for everyone.
- Do not bring unvaccinated dogs or dogs younger than four to six months to a dog park.
- Do not bring a dog that is in heat into parks.
- Be thoughtful when eating food around dogs.
- Cigarette butts can be an unhealthy attraction to dogs. Please dispose of them properly.
The City of Kamloops provides a service to cremate deceased pets.
|Communal Cremation (no ashes)||$25||$45||$75||$115|
|Private Cremation (ashes returned)||$50||$80||$120||$160|
Residents and Veterinarians 20% Discount