All dogs six months or older residing in St. Albert for more than 14 days must be licensed. Licensing your dog is easy and important. A licence identifies you as your pet's owner. If he or she gets lost it will be easy to reunite you and your dog. A licence provides peace of mind should your dog go missing. Unless you are going to breed or show your dog, it is advisable to have it spayed or neutered.
St. Albert's Municipal Enforcement Service investigates and enforces violations of the Animal Bylaw as outlined in Animal Bylaw 11/2013.
Dog Licence Renewals are mailed out in early December. If you do not receive your notice by the end of December or you have moved in the last year, contact Municipal Enforcement at 780-418-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org to update your information including phone numbers. A renewal will then be sent to your correct address.
2018 & 2019 Dog Licensing Fees
* Licensing period runs from January to December of each year.
|Spayed or Neutered
(dog over the age of six months)
|Not Spayed or Neutered
(dog over the age of six months)
|Replacement Tags (available at cash stations
or St. Albert detachment only)
Dog licences are non-refundable. Please refer to Section 11 of the Animal Bylaw 11/2013.
Please note that Administration uses a $10 surcharge from all dog licences to help pay for the costs of amenities for future dog-friendly parks.
If you become an owner of a dog over the age of six months after September 30 or move to the city after September 30 and own a dog over the age of six months, under Animal Bylaw 11/2013 you will pay the following fees:
|Spayed or Neutered||$19/year|
|Not Spayed or Neutered||$35.50/year|
|Dog in Temporary Foster Care||$0/year *tag required|
|Guide or Service Dog||$0/year *tag required|
Late dog licence renewals will be charged a 50% late fee if you renew after January 31.
|Spayed or Neutered||Additional $14/year per dog|
|Not Spayed or Neutered||Additional $30.50/year per dog|
updating account information
Remember to contact Municipal Enforcement if any information for the account changes. Examples include the dog being rehomed, passing away, or the owner moving to a new address.
Email: email@example.com or call 780-418-6644
Renew Your Licence Online
Make it easy! Renew your dog licence online! Note: when paying online, ensure you use your ACCOUNT Number and not the number on the dog tag.
- Secure online payments
- Online Banking - use the payee name "City of St. Albert Dog Licence" (may vary by bank). Use your five-digit account number on your renewal notice. Please do not use the five-digit number on the dog tag.
Sign up for e-billing through MyCity and have your next dog licence renewal notice sent to your inbox!
Please note: This service is for renewals only. New licences must be purchased at the locations noted below.
Locations to Purchase / Renew a Licence
Municipal Enforcement Service
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday
St. Albert Place
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Dogs in Foster Care & Guide/Service Dogs
For dogs to be deemed to be “in temporary foster care” and considered for the exemption, the Foster Dog Application Form must be completed fully and approved by the Animal Rescue/Shelter Agency each year.
For Guide or Service Dogs to receive the exemption, the Guide/Service Dog Application Form must be completed fully and submitted each year.
For more information please contact:
Dog Licensing: 780-418-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
24-hour Complaint Line: 780-458-7700
General Inquiries: 780-418-6643
Last edited: November 8, 2019