Deadline Approaching to License Dogs and Cats

Published on: 2010/12/08 - in Releases

Pet owners: it’s time to renew your dog and cat licenses at

Jan. 1, 2011 is the deadline to license your pets to receive the pet tags that go on their collars and make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to return a lost pet to your home.

City Bylaw 2004-144 requires dogs living in any part of the city, and cats living in the urban area to be licensed when they are 20 weeks of age or older. Current dog tags are required on dogs who use the City’s off-leash parks. Your pet’s record – which includes address, vaccination, tattoos, and other identifying information – is automatically updated when you renew.

You can also license your pet at City Hall, Payment Centre, 216 Ontario St., the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court, and participating veterinary clinics and pet stores.

To encourage pet control, the City charges less to register or renew a licence for spayed or neutered pets than it does for pets that are not spayed or  neutered. Guide dogs can be registered at no cost.

Owners who have registered their pets before will have receive a renewal notice that has the pet’s registration number on it. They can use the registration number, and their Visas or MasterCards , to renew their pets’ licences online.

Pets can also be licensed at:
– Licensing Office, City Hall, 216 Ontario St;
– City Hall, Payment Centre, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.;
– Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court; and
– Participating veterinary clinics and pet stores, including: McEwen
Animal Hospital, Princess Animal Hospital, Scotty’s Pets, Collins Bay
Animal Hospital, Frontenac Animal Hospital, Global Pet Foods and Pet
Valu Discount Pet Food Stores.

DOG PARK USERS: Dogs in off-leash dog parks must wear tags to indicate they are registered to use these parks.


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