Alerts

Pet licence renewal notices have been mailed by the City and DocuPet. These renewal notices contain the access code needed to create an account and renew your pets' licences.

The bylaw to regulate animals requires all dogs living in any part of the City of Kingston and all cats living in the urban area to be licensed. The City and DocuPet have launched a new online pet licensing program for Kingston residents to further enhance the responsible pet ownership program. Renewals are now available. When you license your pet online you will receive a new and improved pet tag, an online account and a rewards card. Register now.


Pet tag renewals

If you have already licensed a pet, you will receive a notification from DocuPet advising you that it is time to license your pet.


First-time/new pet licences

New pet licences will now expire 365 days from the date of purchase.

If you have a new pet, or are licensing a pet for the first time, you will need to license your pet online.

You can license your animals online or at the following locations:

  • City Hall
  • 1211 John Counter Blvd.
  • The Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Ct.
  • Participating veterinary clinics and pet stores, including: Barriefield Animal Hospital, Downtown Animal Hospital, Frontenac Animal Hospital, Kingston Humane Society, Kingston West Veterinarian Hospital, Limestone City Animal Hospital, Mutt Hutt Spa and Pet Centre, Pet Valu, Princess Animal Hospital, Sims Animal Hospital, Urban Paws

Note: Pit bulls are regulated under the province's Dog Owners Liability Act. Learn more about its regulations on the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General website.


Dog park users: Get your tags

Dogs in off-leash dog parks must wear tags when using these parks.


Animal licence fees

Dogs

First time licences for dogs under 6 months and those over 6 months that are spayed/neutered are free.

Category With microchip Without microchip
Intact $50 $60
Spayed/neutered
(1-2 dogs)
$30 $40
Spayed/neutered
(3+ dogs)
$10 $15

Cats

First time licences for cats under 6 months and those over 6 months that are spayed/neutered are free.

Category With microchip Without microchip
Intact $20 $30
Spayed/neutered
(1-2 cats)
$13 $15
Spayed/neutered
(3+ cats)
$4 $5