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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.”

As outlined in Bylaw 2008.76 Dog Tag fees are as follows:

ItemFee ($) Unit Measure 

Time &

Manner of Payment

Dog Tags$16.00 until February 28theach dog in advance
Late fee penalty after February 28th$34.00 (total $50.00 after February 28th)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 )

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.