Dog Licences

You must have a dog licence in the City of Brantford by the time your dog is 3 months old.

Discounted rates

You must show proof of altering (neutering or spaying) to apply for our discounted rates.

Applying for a new dog licence

Use our dog licence application for a new licence.

You can also pick up an application at the City's Clerks Office at City Hall (1st floor, 100 Wellington Street, Brantford).

New dog licence fees

Dog licence fees by month
TypeJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Altered $45.00 $41.25 $37.50 $33.75 $30.00 $26.25 $22.50 $18.75 $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75
Unaltered $75.00 $68.75 $62.50 $56.25 $50.00 $43.75 $37.50 $31.25 $25.00 $18.75 $12.50 $6.25
Senior Rate Altered $25.00 $22.92 $20.83 $18.75 $16.67 $14.58 $12.50 $10.42 $8.33 $6.25 $4.17 $2.08
Senior Rate Unaltered $30.00 $27.50 $25.00 $22.50 $20.00 $17.50 $15.00 $12.50 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 $2.50

How to pay

By mail

Complete our dog licence application and mail it with your cheque (no post-dated cheques) to:

City of Brantford

P.O. BOX 818

Brantford ON N3T 5R7

In person

Bring your completed dog licence application to the City Clerk's Department at City Hall on 100 Wellington Street. You can pay by cash, debit, cheque, Visa or Master Card.

Hours of operation

We are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Renewing your licence

Please review the City's process for dog licence renewal  and have your dog ID number ready before you renew your licence online, or when completing the dog licence renewal application. 

If you have moved or no longer require a dog tag, please notify the City's Clerk's office at 519-759-4150 or by email at licensing@brantford.ca

We mail dog licence renewal notices each year in November with a self-addressed return envelope. You can also use it to let us know if you no longer own a dog.

Dog licence renewal fees
Licence renewal typeCost
Altered $45.00 ($30.00 before December 31)
Unaltered $75.00 ($60.00 before December 31)
Senior rate altered $25.00 ($15.00 before December 31)
Senior rate unaltered $30.00 ($20.00 before December 31)
Service dog No charge

Restricted and dangerous dogs

We do not allow pit bulls within the City of Brantford. You can contact us to appeal your dog's designation. 

See our Animal Control By-law for the definition of a pit bull, restricted and prohibited animals, and any other requirements.

Current pit bull owners

If you own a pit bull that you've registered with us on or before April 1, 2005, and you've met all other requirements under the By-law, your dog has been designated as a restricted dog.

Restricted dogs can stay with you in the city as long you continue to comply with the Animal Control By-law's requirements.