Dog Licences

Please click one of the following links for further information on one of the following aspects of dog licencing in the City of White Rock:

Dog Licencing - Regulations

Dog licencing in the City of White Rock is regulated under the conditions and requirements of the Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw, 2012, No. 1959.

All dogs over the age of four months residing in White Rock must have a valid dog licence. Every dog owner shall ensure that a valid dog licence tag is displayed on the dog at all times by affixing it to the dog by a collar, harness, or other suitable device. A dog licence tag with an identification number shall last for the duration of the dog’s life. A tag no longer needs to be replaced when renewing a dog licence at the beginning of each calendar year.  

Dog licences are valid from the first of January to the last day in December in the year in which it is issued. Dog licence renewal forms are mailed in December to owners for dogs on record and are due and payable on January 1st.

Dog Licencing - Inquiries and Complaints

For a prompt response to inquiries related to animal regulations, dog licensing and fees, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 604-541-2139 - or at licences@whiterockcity.ca.

If you have a complaint or any issues relating to animals (including dogs or exotic animals), please contact Bylaw Enforcement at 604-541-2146 - or at bylaw@whiterockcity.ca.

Dog Licencing - FAQ

Please click one of the following questions for an answer applicable to your requested inquiry:

How do I licence my dog?

All dogs over the age of four months residing in White Rock must have a valid dog licence. Application forms for new dog licences are provided at the front counter upstairs at Reception in City Hall.

What is the fee for a dog licence?

Dog licence fees are available under Schedule "A" - Dog License Fees of Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw, 2012, No. 1959. This includes yearly renewals.

  • New dog licences are paid for at Reception at City Hall (located upstairs).
  • Dog licence renewal payments can be made through online payment (see the sidebar to the right), in-person, or by mail.

A summary of these fees is provided below:

Category Fee
Unaltered Dog (each) $40.00
Altered Dog (each) $25.00
Licence Tag Replacement $10.00
Licence Transfer $10.00
Nuisance Dog $100.00
Aggressive Dog $200.00

 

I no longer have my dog / I've moved out of the City. What should I do?

If you no longer have a dog that was licensed in the past, or if you no longer live in the City of White Rock, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 604-541-2139. We'll revised our records accordingly.

I've found a lost dog / I've lost my dog! What should I do?

Please click here for immediate information.

Can I take my dog to the Waterfront?

Please click here for immediate information.

My question isn't here - who should I contact?

You may find the following Animal Control FAQ helpful for your purposes. If not, please contact the applicable authority at your convenience.

For any additional information, please contact us at (604) 541-2139.