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For current owners the 2019 Dog Licence Renewal Notices were mailed out in November, 2018 with a self-addressed return envelope included. This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2019 additional charges will apply. You have until December 31, 2018 to take advantage of the reduced rate.

Important Payment Information

Online payment is now available for renewals! Online payment is only available if there are no changes to your file, such as altered (spayed or neutered) or an address change. You must pay separately for each licence. Please see instructions below.

Online Payment Instructions:

  • Click "Online Dog Renewal Payment"
  • Enter in Dog ID Number for each separate dog
    Dog ID
  • Pay the Renewal Fee (Note: Additional fees will apply, 2.75% of the renewal fee for processing)
  • A new Dog Tag will be mailed to you
  • Please note: If you require a refund, you will be refunded for the licence fee only, not the processing fee of 2.75%

Online Dog Renewal Payment

The City of Brantford is home to various organizations and business that offer a range of animal services, from adopting a pet to wildlife control. Visit the Brantford SPCA website to get the latest information on making a donation, or to view dogs, cats and other animals that are ready for adoption online at

There are various organizations in town to help you with animal control services, from the Humane Wildlife Control - a national wildlife removal organization who's mission is to proactively deal in a humane manner with urban wildlife encounters thought education, prevention, and hands on removal - or any other of the wonderful wildlife control companies within Brantford.

City of Brantford Leash-free Park

The Dogford Park Committee welcomes you and your dog(s) to Brantford's first Off Leash Dog Park - Dogford Park and we hope you enjoy your visit and that you will help us make this a safe and pleasant place for our dogs to run and play.

Dog Licensing & Bylaws

Application forms for dog licences are available through the link below or at the City's Clerks Office, 1st Floor, 100 Wellington Street, Brantford, Ontario.

Complete the application and mail with payment to City of Brantford, P.O. BOX 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7 or bring the completed form and payment to the City Clerk's Dept., City Hall 100 Wellington Square.

POST-DATED CHEQUES ARE NOT PERMITTED. Payment by mail is cheque only. Payment at City Hall by cash, debit, cheque, Visa or Master Card.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - closed.


Effective as of MAY 24, 2005 PIT BULLS are PROHIBITED within the City of Brantford.

If you owned a PIT BULL and registered with the City of Brantford on or before the 1st day of April, 2005 and met all other requirements under the By-law, your dog has been designated as a "RESTRICTED" dog and is permitted to remain with you in the City subject to continued compliance to the By-law requirements.


Please refer to the By-law for the definition of PIT BULL, RESTRICTED & PROHIBITED animals and all other requirements.


Email the Licensing Department

How Can We Help You?

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