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Dog Licences

In an effort to support our local dog owners and ensure that lost dogs are returned to their owners in a timely fashion, all dogs in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake must have a license in accordance with By-law 4512-11, as amended. Niagara-on-the-Lake loves dogs, and if you are visiting this page, it can be assumed that you love dogs, too!

Every Niagara-on-the-Lake dog owner is required to register their dog(s) with the Town and pay an annual registration fee, as outlined below.  All dog licenses expire on December 31 of the year printed on the tag, and registration must be renewed annually before January 1 of the calendar year.  Dog Licenses for the following calendar year are available beginning October 1. All dogs in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake are required to have a current year’s license within 14 days of being acquired or moving into Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Each year, Niagara-on-the-Lake dogs are quickly reunited with their owner because they were found wearing a current tag. Registration information is updated annually so Town Staff can respond promptly.

Online Forms & Payment Methods

Step 1: Fill out the following online form and press "submit."

Step 2: You can pay online using the button at the bottom of each form.

Offline Forms & Payment Methods

Step 1: Paper renewal forms are sent out in September of every year. You can fill out the paper renewal form and return it via dropbox or mail. For a new dog license, please fill out the online application or the printable version.

Step 2: There are 2 options to pay offline. (Your application will not be processed until your payment has been received.)

  1. Place a sealed envelope with a cheque in the Town's dropbox at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil. 

  2. Mail a cheque to Customer Service, 1593 Four Mile Creek Road, PO Box 100, Virgil ON L0S 1T0. 

Cheques can be made out to "Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake." Please ensure to include your name, address, and your dog's name with your payment.