Dog Licences

You must have a dog licence in the City of Brantford by the time your dog is 3 months old or within 10 days of obtaining a new dog.

Discounted rates

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

Acceptable forms of alteration include:

  1. Certificate from a licenced Ontario veterinarian attesting to the fact that the dog has been altered
  2. Receipt from a licenced Ontario veterinarian showing that the dog has been altered

Applying for a new dog licence

You can apply for a new Dog Licence using the Online form.

You can also visit City Hall at 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford for assistance with completing the online form.

Apply for a Dog Licence

New dog licence fees

Dog licence fees by month
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

Renewing your licence

Please review the City's process for dog licence renewal and have your Customer ID number ready before you renew your licence online.

If you have moved, need to update other information or no longer require a dog tag, please notify the City's Clerk's office by completing the Update Dog Licence Renewal Information form.

Renew my Dog Licence

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.