Love your dog, license your dog!

February 29, 2016

Love your dog, license your dog!

Strathcona County dog owners are reminded about their dog licence renewal deadline on March 31, 2016. There are over 12,500 dogs licensed in Strathcona County.

All dogs are required to have a valid licence; dog licences are valid for one year (April 1 – March 31). Licences purchased in the middle of the licensed year still expire on March 31.

Dog licence renewal reminder notices will be mailed to registered owners in early March. Dog licence fees, and payment locations are posted online.

Dog licensing is an important component of the County’s free “return to owner” program. A current dog licence allows Enforcement Services officers to contact the owner to return a lost dog, and owners will not be charged $175 dog-at-large fine. A free return is offered to each dog once per licence year.

If owners no longer have a dog that was previously licensed, please notify Enforcement Services of the change. As a reminder, owners of a new dog need to obtain a license within 15 days of ownership. Each owner of a spayed or neutered dog receives the first licence year free of charge. Owners of dogs under six months of age receive their first licence year free.

Further information is available online, emailing or by calling 780-449-0170.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595