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Dog Licences

All dogs over the age of 3 months living in Surrey must have a current licence. Dogs are required to wear their dog licence at all times. It must be affixed to a collar around the dog’s neck. Any unlicensed dog can be impounded for failure to have a dog licence.

Dog Licences are valid from January 1 to December 31. The Dog Licence Renewal Notices are sent out at the beginning of December and are due each year on February 2. Due to the weekend, this year 2019 notices will be due on February 4, 2019.

Register for or Renew Your Dog Licence

You can register for a dog licence, make changes to an existing account, and renew your dog licence online.

Go to the Dog License Application Service

Applications for some dogs must be completed in person or by mail.

  • BC Guide and Service Dog
  • Police Dog
  • Dog deemed guard, aggressive, vicious or dangerous

Dog Licence Fees

Fees for licences differ depending on whether:

  • The dog is spayed or neutered
  • The owner is a senior citizen (65 or older)
  • The dog is a registered service dog
  • The dog is considered guard, aggressive, vicious or dangerous

Proof of spay/neuter and/or senior citizen status must be provided to the City of Surrey to receive the reduced fee.


 Dog Information Annual Fee
 Dog Male/Female  $75.25
 Dog Neutered Male/Spayed Female  $46.50
 Owner Senior - Dog Male/Female  $37.63
 Owner Senior - Dog Neutered Male/Spayed Female  $23.25
 Dog Deemed Guard/Aggressive  $141.00
 Dog Deemed Vicious  $214.25
 Dog Deemed Dangerous  $535.25

Other ways to Register or Renew Your Licence

Submit your Dog Licence Application Form and payment by mail or in person.

By mail

Submit your completed Dog Licence Application Form and payment by mail. Payments by cheque are accepted and made payable to City of Surrey.

Surrey City Hall - 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

In person

Bring your completed Dog Licence Application Form and payment to Surrey City Hall, Surrey Operations Centre, or Surrey Animal Resource Centre. Payments can be made in cash, by cheque, Interac or credit card.

  • Surrey City Hall - 13450 104 Ave
  • Surrey Operations Centre - 6651 148 St
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre - 17944 Colebrook Rd

Dog Licence Benefits

Dog licensing in Surrey is primarily used for insuring dog identification and proof of ownership. Participation in dog licensing also provides us with useful statistics that can be used when assessing and developing dog facilities and services, such as off-leash dog parks. The funding from dog licensing is used when responding to hurt or stray animals in emergencies, pet adoption services, public education related to pet ownership, and enforcement of pet ownership bylaws.