Animal Licensing & Control
Licensing your Dog
Licensing your dog with the City helps us return your lost dog faster! To apply for a license fill out the Dog License Application form.
- Valid from January 1 to December 31 each year
- For sale at City Hall (501-3rd Avenue) and cost:
- $15.00 for spayed or neutered dogs
- $35.00 for unspayed or unneutered dogs.
- Special license fees apply for certain breeds of dogs.
All dogs 4 months or older require a dog license. The fine for not having a dog license is $50.00 for the first impoundment, $75.00 for the second and $100.00 for the third and subsequent impoundments.
Dog Off-leash Parks
Enjoy the benefits of exercising your dog at one of Fernie's two designated Off-Leash Dog Parks.
Responsible Pet Ownership
Fernie loves dogs! Help keep animals and people safer in our community:
- Keep your dog on-leash unless at a one of the City's designated Off-leash Dog Parks
- Carry a plastic bag to scoop up and properly dispose of dog poop
- Ensuring your dog is good neighbor - Control excessive barking
Report a Lost Dog or Dog Off-Leash