Dog Licenses

It’s the law in Winnipeg that your dog is licensed and wearing its license at ALL times.

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Dog Licenses

► Online Licensing Available!

The Responsible Pet Ownership By-law requires that all dogs over the age of six months be licensed.

View a complete listing of Animal Services License fees 

Dog Licensing Quicklinks

Purchasing or Renewing a License

There are 4 ways to purchase or renew your dog license: online, phone, in-person or mail.

City of Winnipeg dog licenses must be renewed annually. A courtesy invoice is sent one month prior to the license expiring; however, it remains the pet owner’s responsibility to ensure their pet has a valid license. Failure to purchase or renew your pet’s license can result in court action.

    • Online: payment by Visa/Mastercard/American Express.
    • Phone: call 311, payment by Visa/Mastercard/American Express.
    • In-Person:
      • City of Winnipeg locations: Payment by cash, cheque, debit or Visa/Mastercard/American Express
      • Animal Services Agency – 1057 Logan Avenue
      • Bilingual Service Centre – 100-614 Des Meurons Street
      • By-law Enforcement – 18-30 Fort Street
    • Other locations:

  • Mail: Mail your completed application with payment or your invoice with any corrections to:
    The City of Winnipeg
    Animal Services Agency
    1057 Logan Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB. R3E 3N8
    Payment by cheque only, payable to “The City of Winnipeg”

Cancelling a License

If you have moved out of the city, given the dog away, or your dog is deceased, please contact 311 to cancel your dog license.
Please note: Pet licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Transferring a License

Dog licenses are not transferable between dogs, but the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law allows a change of ownership of a dog license during the license year.The new owner may have the current license transferred to his or her name.
Please note: Pet licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Lost and/or Found License Tags

Lost License Tag
If you have lost your dog’s license tag, replacement tag fees apply. Contact the Animal Services Agency at 311. Replacement tags can also be issued to you in-person at the Animal Services Agency, 1057 Logan Avenue.

Found License Tag
If you have found a dog license tag, contact the Animal Services Agency at 311.

Privacy Statement:

The collection of personal information in our licensing program is for the purpose of issuing, renewing and administering the Pet License Program and the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law. Collection is authorized by clauses 36(1) and 44(1)(a) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If your pet becomes lost, your personal information may be shared with area animal shelters and veterinary clinics so that you can be notified if your pet is found. Your personal information may be used by the City of Winnipeg to research and plan for programs or services respecting pet ownership. The collection, use and disclosure of this information is protected by FIPPA. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact 311 or call toll free 1-877-311-4974 (4WPG).

Last update: December 10, 2015