Getting a Dog License

Being a dog owner entails numerous responsibilities. One of these is registering your dog with your municipal government and getting him or her licensed. By licensing your dog, you increase your chances of finding him if he/she gets lost and validates that his vaccinations are up to date. With a valid dog license you are entitled to use the Hampstead Park dog run and are provided with a special electronic key.


Why you need a dog license

It’s the law. Dog owners are obligated by law to have their pets licensed. Anyone caught without a valid license is liable to a fine of $50 for the first offence and $100 for a second offence. To view By-law 761-3 Concerning Dogs, please click the link.

Dog licenses allow the Town to confirm that dogs are vaccinated against contagious diseases like rabies. And at the same time lets everyone know that your dog is up to date on his vaccinations. It also ensures both dog owners and their pets are protected from diseases.

They also help us in returning lost dogs by being able to track their owners. A license tag helps to identify your dog and get him back to you safely.


How to apply

To register your dog, please visit us in person with your completed Dog Registration form, payment, proof of residency, proof of sterilization and your most recent vaccination certificate. You can register your dog at Town Hall or at the Irving L. Adessky Community Centre during regular office hours.


Registration fees

Dog licenses must be renewed at the beginning of every year and is valid for the calendar year. Dog License fees are as follows, and are subject to change:                                                                       




Sterilized dogs

$ 30


Non-sterilized dogs



Loss of electronic key



Loss of dog tag




For further information, please contact Town Hall at 514 369-8200 or the Irving L. Adessky Community Centre at 514 369-8200 ext. 8260.