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.

Dog Restricted Areas

There are certain areas in Fernie where dogs are not permitted, whether on leash or not.  Dogs are not allowed to be in the following restricted areas:

a. Rotary Park
b. The grounds of all schools
c. Ridgemont Park

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