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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 )

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.