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Dog Licences


New: Any dog licenses purchased now are valid until December 31.

All dogs over the age of 3 months living in Surrey must have a current licence. Dogs are required to wear their dog licence at all times. It must be affixed to a leather or metal collar around the dog’s neck. Any unlicensed dog can be impounded for failure to have a dog licence.

New dog licence renewal process

All dog licence renewals are now due on January 1 of every year

As of October 2016, all dog licences are valid from January 1 to December 31 of each year. In early December 2016, the annual renewal invoices were sent out for all dog licence renewals dated January 1 to December 31. Previously, dog owners renewed their dog licence on the anniversary of when they first purchased the dog licence.

Stay tuned for a new dog licence application process, our goal is to have it ready for 2017. This will include an online application and changing existing applications.

Go to the Dog Licence Renewal Online Service

Dog licence fees during the process change

No matter when you last paid to renew your dog licence, the dog licence renewal notices for 2017 were sent out in early December 2016. If your dog licence expired in 2016, the amount charged in the renewal notice would have included the remaining months of the 2016 year plus the 2017 licence fees.

If your dog licence was to expire in 2017, we have carried over any prepaid amounts to the 2017 annual notice. For example, if you had paid until March 31, 2017, the fees in your renewal invoice would have covered April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Dog Licence fees

Fees for licences differ depending on whether:

  • The dog is spayed or neutered
  • The owner is a senior citizen (65 or older) or
  • The dog is considered guard, aggressive, vicious or dangerous

Proof of spay/neuter and/or senior citizen status must be provided to the City of Surrey to receive the reduced fee.


 Dog Information Annual Fee 
 Dog Male/Female  $70.00
 Dog Neutered Male/Spayed Female  $43.00
 Owner Senior - Dog Male/Female  $35.00
 Owner Senior - Dog Neutered Male/Spayed Female  $21.50
 Dog Deemed Guard/Aggressive  $132.00
Dog Deemed Vicious  $200.00
 Dog Deemed Dangerous  $500.00

Getting a Dog Licence

Submit your Dog Licence Application form and payment by mail or in person.

By phone

Call 604-592-2601 to pay by phone for dog licence renewals. Payments by credit card are accepted.  New applications must be received by mail or in person.

By mail

Submit your completed Dog Licence Application form and payment by mail.  Payments by cheque are accepted and made payable to City of Surrey.

Surrey City Hall - 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

In person

Bring your completed Dog Licence Application form and payment to Surrey City Hall or the Surrey Operations Centre. Payments can be made in cash, by cheque, Interac or credit card.

  • Surrey City Hall - 13450 104 Ave
  • Surrey Operations Centre - 6651 148 St
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre - 17944 Colebrook Rd

If you have quesions about obtaining a dog licence, please contact us by phone at 604-592-2601 or e-mail