Dog Licences

Buying a Licence

The Animals Bylaw 8556 [PDF - 3 MB] requires that all dogs over the age of four months have a valid licence.

You can buy a dog licence:

1.   Online

2.   At any of the Saanich Recreation Centres:

  • Cedar Hill Recreation Centre:  3220 Cedar Hill Road
  • Gordon Head Recreation Centre:  4100 Lambrick Way
  • Pearkes Recreation Centre:  3100 Tillicum Road
  • Saanich Commonwealth Place:  4636 Elk Lake Drive

3.   At the Municipal Hall:  770 Vernon Avenue

4.   By submitting a Dog Licence Application [PDF - 300 KB] by mail 


Tag bought on or before February 1:

  • Male/Female Dog $35
  • Neutered/Spayed Dog $25

Tag bought after February 1:

  • Male/Female Dog $40
  • Neutered/Spayed Dog $30 

If your dog has been neutered or spayed within the last 12 months or is a Guide Dog, the licence is free.

You can buy a replacement tag at any of our locations for $5.         

The 2018 licences will be mailed to owners the first week in January.