Rocky View County Council has voted to eliminate dog licence fees to help encourage residents to properly license their dogs. Dog owners will continue to face a $150 fine for an unlicenced dog.

All dogs over three months of age residing in Rocky View County must have a valid dog licence.

Rocky View County’s dog licensing period is from January to December, and all licences expire at the end of December each year. Licensing your dog can help us reunite you with your pet should it become lost.

Obtaining a Licence

To obtain a dog licence, complete and return a dog licence application form (PDF) to the County in person, or by fax or mail.

  • In person: Visit the County Hall from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • By fax: Fax the application forms and a valid signature to 403-277-6601. Please be sure to dial the fax number carefully.
  • By mail: Mail the application forms to:

    Rocky View County Dog Licensing
    262075 Rocky View Point
    Rocky View County, AB
    T4A 0X2

Renewing a Licence

After your initial dog licence, you’ll automatically receive an annual renewal notice. All licences expire at the end of December, and it is still mandatory to renew your dog licence annually.


As of May 1, 2019, there will no longer be a fee required to license a dog in Rocky View County. However, it is still mandatory for all dogs over the age of three months to have a valid dog licence.


The fine for an unlicensed dog in the County is $150. Falsifying information on your licence application carries a fine of $500.

Replacement Tags

Collar tags are not dated and are not replaced annually. If a dog's tag is lost or illegible, it must be replaced. Requests for replacement dog tags can be made in person at the County Hall, by fax or mail.

Cancelling a Licence

Residents who have relocated or no longer have a dog that was previously licensed must notify the County of the change. Please call 403.230.1401 or email


T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.277.6601

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Report an Issue

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