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Dog Licences

All dogs over the age of six months must be licensed in the District of North Saanich. Once licensed, your dog will be issued a new tag each year you renew the license.

Etched on the tag is the Municipal Hall phone number that will help reunite you with your dog, if it ever becomes lost. Every year, many dogs are quickly reunited with their owners because they were found wearing a current dog tag. Many of these reunions occurred without requiring a trip to the Pound or payment of an impound fee. Having a current dog license is simply the fastest way to reunite you with your dog, if it ever strays from home.

Dog licences (also referred to as pet licenses) must be renewed annually, and are valid for the calendar year from January to December. The District will send out renewal notices each December. Payment for the annual licence is due by the last business day in February. After this date, a $5.00 late-fee will be charged.

To register for a new dog licence, please complete this form, and return to the Finance Department at the Municipal Hall. 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, up to last working day in February$20.00$30.00
Renewal, after last working day in February$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 feel free to call the Municipal Hall phone number, 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

By Mail – Cheques are accepted by mail. Please send to:
District of North Saanich
1620 Mills Rd
North Saanich, BC V8L5S9

At Municipal Hall – 1620 Mills Rd, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. We accept debit, cheque and cash. There is also a drop-box located at the main entrance to Municipal Hall available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; please do not deposit cash in the drop-box.

If you paid by mail or via the drop-box, you can pick up your new dog tag at the Municipal Hall during business hours, or for a fee of $2.00, we can mail the tag to you once your payment has been processed.

For more information, contact the Financial Services and Information Technology department.

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