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All dogs in any part of the City of Kingston and all cats in the urban area of the city require a license. The City and DocuPet have launched an online pet licensing program for residents to further enhance the responsible pet ownership program. When you license your pet online you will receive a pet tag and rewards card.

Have questions about licensing your pet, where the money from pet licenses go or how to get a replacement tag? View the FAQ's.

Pet license renewals

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


New pet licenses

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

Buy a Pet License

You can also license your pets 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

 

Dog and Cat