Each year, hundreds of dogs are picked up by Animal Services. A Halifax Regional Municipality dog licence tag makes it easier to track down the owner of a dog, increasing the chances a lost dog will be reunited with its family.
All dogs in Halifax Regional Municipality require a licence. You can either purchase a licence for your dog every year, or can buy a lifetime licence (as long as your dog has a microchip). Not having a licence may result in a fine of $237.50 or more. You must apply for a licence within 20 days of getting your dog or moving to the municipality.
How do I license my pet
The easiest way to license your pet is in person at a Municipal Customer Service Centre or at select veterinary clinics [PDF] throughout the region.
You can also print an application form [PDF] and mail it, along with the correct payment, to:
Municipal Dog Licensing
PO Box 1749
Cheque can be made out to: Halifax Regional Municipality
Dog licence fees
Both annual and lifetime licences are available. To be eligible for a lifetime licence, your dog needs to be microchipped.
There is no charge to licence a service animal.
Seniors (that’s humans aged 65 and up) get a 50% discount on all licensing fees.
It is an offense to provide false information when applying for a license and may result in a fine of $237.50 or more.