Animal Licences and Tags

Pet owners must purchase a licence for dogs and cats which are 12 weeks of age or over within seven days of ownership. There is a fine for having an unlicensed dog or cat. 

For your convenience, the City of Greater Sudbury offers a choice of a one-year licence, three-year licence and lifetime licence.

How to Register Your Pet

  • Register your pet online. Visa and MasterCard are accepted for online applications. Your pet tag(s) will be mailed to you once your payment is received. Please note that Pet Licence fees are non-refundable once paid.
  • Register and pick up your pet tag in person at Greater Sudbury Public Libraries and Citizen Service Centres and at participating pet stores and veterinary clinics. A list of distributors is available below.

2024 Licence Fees


Tag type

Not Spayed/Neutered

Not Spayed/ Neutered Senior (65+)


Spayed/ Neutered Senior (65+)

One year





Three year










Replacement Tag*





* Replacement tag must record original tag number for this fee. If unknown, please call 311 - By-Law Department to confirm lost tag number.

Please note:

  • All dog and cats must be registered according to the By-Law. There are no limits to the number of spayed and neutered dogs or cats a person can register. There is a limit of two not-spayed/not-neutered cats per household and two not-spayed/not-neutered dogs per household.
  • Dog tags are free of charge for a Service Animal or a Police Work Dog.
  • Tag Expires: One-year tags - December 31, 2024, three-year tags – December 31, 2026, or upon the death of the animal or upon transfer of ownership.

For further assistance, please contact 311 directly or send an email to