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Dog Licences


New dog licence renewal process! The Dog Licence renewal process changed in fall 2016. Read the full details below.

All dogs over the age of 6 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

Starting October 2016, all dog licences will be valid from January 1 to December 31 of each year. In late November/ early December 2016, you will receive an annual renewal invoice valid from January 1 to December 31, 2017, whether you have 1 dog or more. Previously dog owners renewed their dog licence on the anniversary of when they first purchased the dog licence.

When you receive your invoice, save yourself a trip and try our newly designed and quick to use the Dog Licence Renewal Online service. Stay tuned for a new dog licence application process and 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 now

Dog licence fees during the process change

No matter when you last paid to renew your dog licence, you will receive your next dog licence renewal notice in late November/early December 2016. If your dog licence expires between now and the end of 2016, the amount charged in your next notice will include the remaining months of the 2016 year plus your 2017 licence fees.

If you currently have a dog licence that expires in 2017, we will carry over any prepaid amounts to your new, 2017 annual notice. For example, if you have paid until March 31, 2017, your fees in your new invoice will cover 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 dangerous or potentially 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 Potentially Dangerous  $132.00
 Dog Deemed Dangerous  $278.50

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