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Dog Licensing


Dog licences are mandatory and must be renewed annually.  Only dogs under the age of six months and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service Dogs are exempt.

 Licences may be purchased at the following places:

  • City Hall
  • Great Slave Animal Hospital
  • Yellowknife Veterinary Clinic

 Application requirements for licencing your dog

 In order to purchase a dog licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age.
  • provide the name, breed, colour and sex of the dog to be licenced.
  • show proof from a veterinarian certifying that the dog to be licenced has a current rabies vaccination.



Animal Fees
Neutered/Spayed Dog $7.00

Un-neutered/Non-spayed Dog


*Licence Refund (upon proof of neutering/spaying of a previously un-neutered/non-spayed dog)

Licenced Kennel Dog $3.00 
Tag Replacement $5.00
Impoundment  Cost recovery based on contracted amount with Pound keeper

Persons with disabilities who require the assistance of a certified guide dog are exempt from paying a licence fee. However, the guide dog must still be registered with the City of Yellowknife.


Dog with tag.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699