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​Dog Licensing

CANINE CONTROL BYLAW 2005.76 SECTION 2.1 states: “All dogs within the geographic limits of the Township shall be annually licensed by their owners whose municipal address is within the Township.”

Dog Tag fees are as follows:

ItemFee ($) Unit Measure 

Time &

Manner of Payment

Dog Tags$20.00 until March 1st
$50.00 after March 1st
each dog in advance
Replacement Dog Tag$2.00each tagin advance


Dogs within the Township, three (3) months of age and over, must be licensed.  When a dog reaches three (3) months of age, the license fee is pro-rated.  The Township limits the number of dogs per household to three (3). You may apply for a license by mail or purchase in person at the following locations:

Dog Licensing Locations

  • Ramara Centre - 5482 Highway 12, Atherley
  • Washago Veterinary Services - 8220 County Road 169, Washago - Cash only
  • Administration Building - 2297 Highway 12, Brechin
  • Brechin Feed & Farm Supply - 2362 Highway 12, Brechin ( limited time only )
  • Two new locations have been added to our list of licensing locations, our libraries!!
​Both Ramara Library ​locations now offer dog licences. They are cash only sales at this time and are open later to serve residents better.

Ramara Centre Branch
5482 Highway 12 South, Ramara, ON L3V 0S2​​
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 – 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 – 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 – 3 p.m.

Brechin Branch
3242 Ramara Road 47, Brechin, ON L0K 1B0
Hours of Operation  
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Tuesday 10 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 – 6 p.m.
Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 – 2 p.m. 

And as always by contacting Canine Control at 705-623-7295

When applying by mail, please provide your name, address and telephone number along with the dog’s name, colour, breed, sex, age, the license fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Anti-rabies vaccine is no longer a requirement.

It is unlawful to allow dogs to run uncontrolled in the Township.  All dogs on Township property (including road allowances) must be leashed and must be wearing a current dog tag.  Dogs that are running at large will be picked up and impounded.