2020 Dog Licences Have Expired

January 8, 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional District requires all dogs four months or older to be licensed every year within the municipalities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Kent, and Mission.

2021 dog licences are now available. Licences are valid from January 1 until December 31 each year. A 25% penalty fee will apply to payments received after December 31. 

Dog owners who have not previously licensed their dog must apply for a new licence, either online or in person [PDF - 1.2 MB].

Renewals can also be purchased online or in person [PDF - 1.2 MB]

Licence Fees* 


Harrison Hot Springs


Dog Licence - spayed or neutered $20 $28
Dog Licence - NOT spayed or neutered $70 $70
Nuisance Dog $100 $100
Aggressive or
Dangerous Dog
$200 $200
Licence Transfer $5 $5
Licence Tag Replacement $5 $5

* The two primary sources of municipal funding for animal control are property taxes and dog licence fees. Each municipality determines its own funding formula, which it provides to the FVRD.

Why is a Dog Licence Important?

A dog licence is your dog's safety net. It is the quickest and easiest way for us to find you and reunite you with Fido. Even responsible dog owners run the risk of losing their dog(s). Perhaps your kids or a visitor leaves the front door open. Perhaps the meter reader doesn't latch your gate properly. It could even be that your dog gets spooked while out walking and runs away. But, whatever the reason, if we pick up your dog and it's wearing its licence tag, we can find you quickly. If it's the first time we've picked up Fido, we'll even give him a ride home for free. Without a licence tag, it can take a while to track you down, and when we do, there are costs to pay to claim Fido. 

Where Does the Money Go?

We use the licence fee revenue to provide other dog-related services that benefit your community. These fees help us afford staff to investigate dog-related complaints, such as barking dogs, aggressive dogs, dog bite incidents, etc. Our staff also patrol public areas for off-leash dogs and other infractions ensuring these areas are safe for you and your dog to enjoy. And, we run adoption and volunteer programs to take CARE of all the stray and lost dogs we find.