Dog Licences

All dogs six months or older residing in St. Albert for more than 14 days must be licensed. Licensing your dog is easy and important. A licence identifies you as your pet's owner. If he or she gets lost it will be easy to reunite you and your dog. A licence provides peace of mind should your dog go missing. Unless you are going to breed or show your dog, it is advisable to have it spayed or neutered.

St. Albert's Municipal Enforcement Service investigates and enforces violations of the Animal Bylaw as outlined in Animal Bylaw 11/2013.

Dog Licence Renewals are mailed out by mid-December. If you do not receive your notice by the first week of January or you have moved in the last year, contact Municipal Enforcement at 780-418-6644 or to update your information including phone numbers. A renewal will then be sent to your correct address.

2019 & 2020 Dog Licensing Fees

A $10 surcharge from all dog licences helps pay for the development of dog-friendly parks.

Spayed or Neutered
(dog over the age of six months)
Not Spayed or Neutered
(dog over the age of six months)
Replacement Tags
(available at cash stations or St. Albert detachment only)

* Licensing periods run from January to December of each year.

Dog licences are non-refundable. Please refer to Section 11 of the Animal Bylaw 11/2013. 

If you become an owner of a dog over the age of six months after September 30 or move to the city after September 30 and own a dog over the age of six months, under Animal Bylaw 11/2013 you will pay the following fees:

Spayed or Neutered $19.00/year
Not Spayed or Neutered $35.50/year
Dog in Temporary Foster Care $0.00/year (tag required)
Guide or Service Dog $0.00/year (tag required)

Late Fees

Late dog licence renewals will be charged an additional 50% late fee if you renew after January 31. 

Spayed or Neutered $14.00/year/dog
Not Spayed or Neutered $30.50/year/dog

Updating Account Information

Remember to contact Municipal Enforcement if any information for the account changes. Examples include the dog being rehomed, passing away, or the owner moving to a new address.

Purchasing/Renewing Your Licence

Renew Online

Make it easy by renewing your dog licence online!

When paying online, ensure that you use your account number and not the number on the dog tag.

  • Secure online payments
  • Online Banking - use payee name "City of St. Albert Dog Licence" (may vary by bank). Use your five-digit account number on your renewal notice. Please do not use the five-digit number on the dog tag. 

Sign up for e-billing through MyCity and have your next dog licence renewal notice sent to your inbox! 

Please note: This service is for renewals only. New licences must be purchased at the locations noted below. 

Dogs in Foster Care & Guide/Service Dogs

For dogs to be deemed to be “in temporary foster care” and considered for the exemption, the Foster Dog Application Form must be completed fully and Approved by the Animal Rescue/Shelter Agency each year.

For Guide or Service Dogs to receive the exemption, the Guide/Service Dog Application Form must be completed fully and submitted each year.


Dog Licensing: 780-418-6644 or
24-hour Complaint Line: 780-458-7700
General Inquiries: 780-418-6643

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Last edited: December 13, 2019