Your Dog Licence
Sturgeon County dog owners in all multi-lot subdivisions, hamlets and Canadian Forces Base Edmonton must purchase a dog licence.
Dog licences are $20 for neutered males and spayed females OR $30 for unaltered dogs. Your licence is valid for one year from the application date.
Sturgeon County will remind you via email 30 days prior to your licence(s) expiring; however, it is your responsibility to keep your dog’s licence up to date. You will not receive a new tag; you will simply renew your licence. Please take this time to update us on any changes in contact information, as this is the method we will use in the event your dog goes missing.
Purchase or renew your dog licence online
Pay in person at Sturgeon County Centre
Why does your dog need a licence?
There are many reasons why you need a dog licence.
- Less worry! If your pet goes missing, you have a higher chance of being reunited as people are more likely to approach a dog with a tag.
- If the dog is licensed and is wearing his/her tag, he/she is identifiable.
- It allows animal control to get in touch with you quickly
Reminder: you could incur an “unlicensed dog” fine of $250 if you don’t have a dog licence or fail to renew the licence when expired.
Why do you have to pay a dog licensing fee?
The fee allows animal control to provide necessary services. Our animal control officer regularly patrols for dogs running at large and stray dogs, talks with residents who have questions, concerns or are in need of advice for their own pets, and investigates complaints such as barking dogs, attacks/bites, and animal health and wellness.