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Dog Licences

As per District of North Saanich Animal Control Bylaw no. 751 all dogs over the age of six months must be licenced in the District of North Saanich.

Dog licences (also referred to as pet licences) must be renewed annually, and are valid for the calendar year from January to December. The District sends out renewal invoices at the beginning of each year.

A new tag will be issued each year upon renewal. A $5.00 late-fee will be charged if the due date on the renewal invoice is missed.

Etched on the tag is the Municipal Hall phone number 250-656-0781. Every year dogs are quickly reunited with their owners because they were found wearing a current dog tag. Many of these reunions occur without a trip to the Pound or payment of an impound fee. Having a current dog licence is the fastest way to reunite you with your dog.

To register for a new dog licence, please complete the dog licence application form, and return to the Finance Department at the Municipal Hall in person or email it to Only dogs residing in North Saanich require a licence from the District of North Saanich.

The annual cost of a dog licence is:

Spayed or NeuteredNot Spayed or Neutered
Renewal, prior to due date$20.00$30.00
Renewal, after due date$25.00$35.00
New Licence, issued January 1 to July 31$20.00$30.00
New Licence, issued August 1 to December 31$10.00$15.00

If you find a dog with a North Saanich tag, please call the Municipal Hall at 250-656-0781, as listed on the tag, for assistance.

Any complaints regarding animals, including dogs, should be brought to the attention of the CRD Animal Control at 250-478-0624 or after hours at 1-800-884-0919.

Payment Options

Please advise the District of any changes by noting it on the remittance portion of your invoice or emailing

BY MAIL: Submit the remittance portion of your renewal invoice with your cheque. Your canceled cheque is your receipt.
District of North Saanich
1620 Mills Rd
North Saanich, BC V8L5S9

IN PERSON: Bring your invoice to the Municipal Office. A receipt will be issued at the time of payment.

ONLINE: Add the District of North Saanich (Permits and Licence) as a new payee through your online banking. Please include your 7-digit client number (noted on your invoice) as your account number.

For more information, contact Financial Services.

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