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:

2019 Licence Fees

Type of Licence Fee for spayed or neutered dogs and cats age 12 weeks and over Fee for unaltered dogs and cats age 12 weeks and over
Lifetime $160 $250
Lifetime for pet owners age 65+ $106 $210
Three year $64 $106
Three year for pet owners age 65+ $54 $84
One year $27 $42
One year for pet owners age 65+ $22 $32
Replacement of lost tag $5 $5


* Replacement of lost tag (within two business days of loss) or two month licence fee between November 1 and December 31.