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.

Animal Control Bylaw.

Licenses are:

  • 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

Go to Report Problem/Request Service  or contact Bylaw Services to report a lost dog or dog off-leash.

Bylaw Services
(250) 423-2244
bylawservices@fernie.ca