DOG Licences

Overview

Pursuant to By-law No. 95-302 entitled "A By-law to provide for the licensing and regulating the keeping of dogs," all canine owners are required to purchase a licence.  The By-law regulates the responsibilities of the dog owner and penalties for non-compliance.

Dogs Running at Large and Leashing

  • All dogs in the City must be leashed or otherwise physically controlled when in any place other than the premises of the owner
  • The leash is not to exceed three metres and must be secured by the handler
  • Complaints should be directed to the Lincoln County Humane Society at 905.682.0767.

 Barking Dogs

  • Complaints, in writing, setting out the facts and identifying the name and address of the dog owner should be forwarded to Legal and Clerks Services

Removal of Animal Waste

  • Dog owners must remove feces from public and private property immediately
  • Complaints should be submitted in writing to Legal and Clerks Services, providing the name and address of the dog owner in contravention of the
    By-law

Muzzling of Vicious Dogs

  • Complainant must complete and sign an affidavit of the facts surrounding the alleged vicious dog bite to another domestic animal or person
  • Affidavit must identify the dog, the owner and the owner's address
  • The City Clerk determines and declares a dog to be vicious and notifies the owner by Registered Mail, requiring the dog to be muzzled and restrained
  • The owner of the vicious dog can apply for a public hearing held before City Council to appeal the declaration

Process

  • Dog Licenses expire December 31 of each year with the deadline for renewal being January 31 of the following year
  • Those purchasing after the deadline are subject to a late fee
  • A Dog License can be purchased in person or by mail at:

Citizens First, Second Floor 
City Hall
P.O. Box 3012,
50 Church St.,
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2.

The City Clerk´s Office maintains a registry of all licensed dogs within the City of St. Catharines. Call 905-688-5601, ext. 1517, if you have moved or you no longer have your dog.

Fees

 For each male or female dog (non-spayed or non-neutered)

 $55

 For each spayed or neutered dog (veterinary certificate required)

 $30

 Dogs under six months old

 $30

 Late Fee ( After Jan 31)

 $15

 Replacement Dog Tag

 $5

 Registered Kennel Owner

 

 $100

 

Licences for Dogs Purchased After June 30
(proof of purchase required)

 

 

For each male or female dog (non-spayed or non-neutered)

 $27

For each spayed or neutered dog (veterinary certificate required)

 $20

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