The City of Brandon has a new, easier way to license your dog or cat - you can now register and renew your annual pet licences online.
The city's animal control by-law states dogs or cats - over six months of age - whether they are considered to be indoor pets or not - must be licensed on an annual basis.
You can now visit www.brandon.ca and click on the "Animal Licence Application" icon - or visit petlicense.brandon.ca directly (links can be found below) to fill out an application for a new animal license, or animal license renewal, which must include submission of your pet's most current rabies vaccination expiry date and, if applicable, proof of spay or neuter. There's also an option to put your pet in the search database - which is used to get them back if they get lost.
Once the application is processed by City staff, you'll receive an invoice and can either pay online by credit card, or with other forms of payment by visiting the By-law Compliance Office on the main floor of Brandon City Hall, 410-9th Street. Following processing of the payment, the valid licence tag is then mailed out to you.
Pet licences can still easily be obtained through the Finance and Legislative Services Departments at Brandon City Hall.
As per the 2020 Fee Schedule, the cost to register a spayed/neutered cat or dog is $20, while the cost to register an unspayed/unneutered cat or dog is $56. Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination and spay/neuter must be presented prior to the issuance of a licence.
The Brandon Police Service's Animal Control officers patrol the City and local dog parks and can request to see a pet's licence at any time. The fine for an unlicensed cat or dog, as per the City of Brandon Compliance By-law, is $100.00.
Cat and dog owners are also cautioned that if their unlicensed cat or dog is ever apprehended by Brandon Police Service Animal Control officers, they will be subject to a fine. In addition, a licence must be purchased for an apprehended animal prior to it being returned to the owner's possession, along with additional impound fees.