Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

License Your Dog

Dogs 8 weeks and older living in the Fort Nelson designated area (see the map below) must have a dog license for identification and are required to wear a license tag affixed to their collar.

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Benefits of a dog license

You're more likely to get your dog back if it goes missing. Did you know that 97 per cent of lost, licensed dogs are returned to their owners?

Buy a dog license

Dog licenses go on sale at the beginning of each year and are valid until December 31st. Fees for licenses differ depending on whether:

  • The dog is spayed or neutered or
  • The owner is a senior citizen

Dog Information

Annual Fee 

Dog under the age of 6 months


Neutered Male/Spayed Female

Owner Senior - Dog Male/Female

Owner Senior - Dog Neutered Male/Spayed Female

No charge





Drop in to city hall between 8:30am-4:30pm to license your dog. You can pay by credit card, debit card, cheque, money order or cash:

NRRM Municipal Hall, 5319 – 50 Avenue South, Fort Nelson, BC   V0C 1R0

Dog tags may not be transferred from one dog to another or from one owner to another. 

Replace a lost dog tag

Replacements for lost or damaged dog tags may be purchased at the Municipal Hall for a fee of $3.

Update your dog license information

Please update your information with us if you:

  • Moved within Fort Nelson
  • Changed your telephone number or email address
  • Would like to add a family member to your account
  • Have microchip or tattoo information
  • Recently spayed or neutered your dog

Email or phone 250-774-2541.

Pit Bulls

Please be aware that Pit Bulls have been banned in the Fort Nelson area since 1989. “Pit Bull” means a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or a crossbreed of any of the aforementioned breeds.

Animal Impound

In accordance with section 14 of the Animal Control Bylaw, the Animal Control Officer has the ability to seize and impound offending animals, as well as levy monetary fines against offending owners.  Impounded animals are transported by the Animal Control Officer to Streeper Kennels: (250)774-2991 

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