Pet Licensing Regulations
All prohibited animals under the grandfather clause and all dogs are required to be licensed annually by April 1. The licensing year runs from April 1 to March 31.
Owners are required to apply for a license within 10 days of obtaining a dog. If you obtain a dog after September 30, you pay the pro-rated fee for your dog’s initial license, which will be valid until the end of the licensing year (March 31). Prior to April 1, you are required to pay the full fee for the next licensing year.
You can license your pet:
in person at any HRM Customer Service Centre or select veterinary clinics
by mailing a completed licensing form with the correct payment to:
HRM Dog Licensing
PO Box 1749
Halifax NS B3J 3A5
renewals only- with a credit card by calling the HRM Call Centre at 490-4000 (toll-free in NS at 1-800-835-6428.)