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Licences, Applications and Renewals

Pet Licences, Applications and Renewals

Licence Applications and RenewalsLicence Purchase and Renewal

You can purchase or renew a pet licence online, at the Markham Civic Centre, or at select locations in Markham.

Why Should I License My Pet?

Dogs and cats must be licensed annually with the City of Markham even if they have a micro chip implant. Licensing your dog or cat plays a critical role in identifying your pet should it become lost.

By purchasing a dog or cat licence, your pet also qualifies for a Free Ride Home should your pet become lost, and is found or surrendered to the OSPCA.

Owners of unlicensed pets are subject to a fine.

Animal Licence Fees

Licences expire one year from date of application.

2017 Animal Licence Fees



Late Fee

Senior Rate

Regular Dog/Cat, over 3 months




Sterilized Dog/Cat




Micro-chipped Dog/Cat




Sterilized & Micro-chipped Dog/Cat




Personal Assistance Dog, Enforcement Working Dog (Must be issued by Recognized Organization; Proof of Certificate is required)




Lost Tag Replacement




† Remarks:

  • Senior reduction (50% of above fee) is applied when pet owners can provide proof of age for 65 years and over.
  • All pet licenses are final sale. No refunds will be granted.
  • Payments can be made by personal cheque, money order, debit or credit card.

Just Moved to Markham?

If you and your pet have moved to Markham in the last 30 days and your pet was already licensed by a different municipality, you can exchange that licence for a Markham licence at no cost.

Is Your Pet New to the Family?

You must apply for the licence within 30 days of getting your pet. Licences are valid for one year from the date of application and a new.