Dog Licensing


Renew Dog License and/or Add New Dog to Account (How to Instructions)

Register for First Time Dog License  (How to Instructions)

All dogs living in the Central Okanagan must be licensed and wear their valid permanent license tag.  It’s the first principle of responsible dog ownership in our region and a zero-tolerance policy is enforced. (Consolidated Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw No. 1343)  

Your dog license may be your dog’s ticket home in the unfortunate event that it gets away.  It’s a form of insurance for your pet.  Our dog control staff can quickly and easily help reunite you with your dog, in many cases saving you from having to make a trip to the dog pound. 

In addition, license fees contribute to the services provided by Dog Control staff across the Regional District of Central Okanagan. 

There is a maximum of three dogs allowed per single family dwelling.

'My Dog Matters' Rewards Program

All dog owners with a valid license receive a 'My Dog Matters' Rewards Program card.   

With over 55 participating businesses, this card provides licensed dog owners with discounts which can easily recover the cost of your annual license fee!  

Visit for more information.


Annual License Fees

  • Dogs who have reached 3 months of age are required to be licensed 
  • The cost of licensing your dog will vary based on whether the dog is spayed or neutered, if it is deemed dangerous, aggressive or nuisance and when you purchase the license
  • All licenses expire December 31st
  • License fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Licenses purchased for new dogs after September 30th in any year are valid for the remainder of the year and the next calendar year 


Dogs Spayed or Neutered  (excluding nuisance, aggressive or dangerous dogs) 

Before March 1

$20 (discounted rate)

On or after March 1



Dogs NOT Spayed or Neutered  (excluding nuisance, aggressive or dangerous dogs) 

Before March 1

$60 (discounted rate)

On or after March 1



Nuisance Dogs

Spayed or Neutered


Not Spayed or Neutered



Aggressive Dogs

Spayed or Neutered


Not Spayed or Neutered



Dangerous Dogs

All dangerous dogs



Replacement Tags, Service Dogs, Valid out of Jurisdiction and Kennels (all year)

  • Purchase at local government offices, RDCO, Dog Pound, SPCA

Replacement tags


Valid Out of Jurisdiction*


Registered Service Dogs


Approved Kennel License



*A dog owner that has a valid and current dog license issued from another local government may transfer the license to the Regional District at no charge.


How to Get a Licence

Online: and Login with your Username/Password or Register to gain acess to Online Services.
(How to Instructions)


Other Locations:



Regional District of Central Okanagan

1450 K.L.O. Road


Dog Pound

890 Weddell Place


City of Kelowna

1435 Water Street



3785 Casorso Road



West Kelowna and North Westside


City of West Kelowna

2760 Cameron Road


North Westside Fire Hall (please call first)

514 Udell Road





District of Peachland

5806 Beach Avenue



Lake Country


District of Lake Country

10150 Bottom Wood



First Nation Lands in the Central Okanagan

Residents on Westbank First Nation land are required to purchase a dog license from WFN at: 201-515 Highway 97 South; 250-769-4999 or email: 

Residents on Okanagan Indian Band IR#7 in the Lake Country Area are not required to purchase a dog license from Regional District of Central Okanagan.


How to Update Your Dog License

You need to update your account if you have a change of address or contact information including email address.

If you already have an online account, you can change your information under “Owner Info”, email: or phone: 250-763-4918


How to Cancel Your Dog License

You need to cancel your dog license if:

  • Your dog has passed away
  • You gave your dog to another person
  • You have moved out of the jurisdiction of the Regional District of Central Okanagan

To cancel your dog license account, email or call  250-763-4918

Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email:
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)