Reminder to renew dog licences and permits by July 31

July 10, 2020

Reminder to renew dog licences and permits by July 31

Strathcona County dog owners are being reminded to register or renew their dog licence or permit by July 31, 2020. All dogs residing in Strathcona County are required to have a valid dog licence.

Dog licences normally expire on March 31 of each year; however, due to the COVID-19 situation, all licences and permits were temporarily extended until July 31, 2020.

New licences and permits must be applied for in-person; existing licences and permits may be renewed through online or phone banking, by mail or in person. Residents may bring any supporting documentation for price reductions, if applicable.

Payment locations and fees are available at, or by phone at 780-449-0170.

Residents are reminded to notify Enforcement Services if they no longer have a dog that was previously licensed. Residents with a new dog must obtain a licence within 30 days of acquiring the dog; the first licence is free for the licence year.

Residents can own three dogs for properties up to five acres in size, and five dogs for properties over five acres in size before an over-limit permit is required.

More information about dog licences, registration locations and local bylaws are available at


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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