Dog licences and tags

All dog owners must make sure they have a licence and renew it annually.

Because of the Raymur Pump Station upgrades, Raymur Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic at Malkin Avenue. Access to Animal Services will be retained through Raymur Avenue.

Street parking is limited on Raymur Avenue and Malkin Avenue. We recommend parking on neighbouring streets.

In Vancouver, all dogs and service dogs over 3 months of age must have a dog licence. Review the benefits

 If you live on the Musqueam Indian Reserve or the University Endowment Lands, buy your dog licence in person or by phone.

Buy a new licence

  • $61 (no tax) per dog, per year
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express

Buy a new dog licence online

Get details on licensing a service dog for free

Renew a licence

  • $61 (no tax) per dog, per year
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
  • Renew before your licence expires to avoid a $10 late penalty

Renew your licence online

Update or cancel a licence

  • Update your address or contact information, add a family member, or add information about your dog
  • Cancel if you have moved out of Vancouver, gave your dog to another family, or your dog has passed away
  • Request a refund by:
    • Returning the dog tag by mail or in person
    • Providing a certificate from the veterinarian by mail, email, fax, or in person, if the dog was euthanized

Refunds take 6 to 8 weeks to process.

Update or cancel a licence online

Replace a lost tag

  • $6 (tax included)
  • Replace any time, or wait until you renew your licence

Request a replacement tag online 

Transfer a licence

  • Provide proof of your valid licence from the other municipality
  • Expiry date will be the same as the pre-existing licence
  • $6 (tax included)


Dog licences are not transferable to other owners. The new owner must apply for a new licence.

Other ways to buy a licence

Lost your dog?

What to do if your dog is missing or you find a stray dog.

Finding and reporting lost pets

Contact Animal Services

1280 Raymur Ave
Vancouver, BC V6A 3L8

Street parking is limited on Raymur and Malkin. Park on neighbouring streets.

Phone: 604-873-7000
Fax: 604-871-6862

Animal Services hours

Daily, 10am to 6pm

Pet adoption 

By appointment only, email

Closed on holidays.