How Do I License my Pet?
Dogs and cats older than 3 months must be licensed annually with the City of Markham (see By-law No. 2005-254 ( 148k/25p)). Licensing your dog or cat could play 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 the pet become lost, and is found or surrendered to the OSPCA.
Owners of unlicensed pets are subject to a fine.
How do I get a licence?
You can purchase or renew a pet licence online at www.markham.ca or at the Markham Civic Centre, or at select animal clinics and pet food stores in Markham.
In exchange, you will receive an identification tag that must always be displayed on the animal's collar (this includes animals that have a microchip identification implant). This tag cannot be transferred to another animal.
2013 Animal Licence Fees
*Late fee is not applicable for Seniors and Personal Assistance Pet Owners.
|Regular Dog/Cat, over 3 months
|Regular Dog/Cat, under 3 months
|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
- Senior Reduction (50% of above fee) is applied when pet owners can provide proof of age for 65 years and over.
- No Refund will be applied
- Payments can be made by personal cheque, money order, debit or credit card.
Licences expire December 31 of each year. For licences renewed after December 31, a $10.50 late fee will apply.
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?
Animal licences are valid from January 1 - December 31. If you welcome a new pet into your home partway through the calendar year, you may be able to purchase a licence at a reduced fee. You must apply for the licence within 30 days of getting your pet.
It is a bylaw requirement that all domestic animals in Markham be licensed with the City. Licensing your dog or cat could play a critical role in identifying your pet should it become lost.
|Purchase Animal Licences at the following locations:
WEBSITE / OTHER INFORMATION
|City of Markahm – Contact Centre
||101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham, ON L3R 9W3
|O.S.P.C.A. – Contracted Animal Control Service
||16586 Woodbine Avenue, RR3 Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W1
|Cachet Village Animal Hospital
||735 Markland Street Unit 14, Markham, ON L6C 0C6
|Doncaster Animal Clinic
||99 Henderson Ave, Thornhill, ON. L3T 2K9
|DR. Kafai’s Animal Hospital
||7292 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON. L4J 1V9
T-416-801-0078 (24 hour vet - after 6pm)
|Global Pet Foods
5990 16th Avenue Unit 208, Markham, ON L3P 7R2
4721 Highway 7 Unit 1B-East Unionville,ON
|Green Lane Veterinarian Clinic
||79 Green Lane, Thornhill, ON L3T 6K6
|Markham Heritage Animal Hospital
||5970 16th Avenue Unit 100, Markham, ON L3P 7R1
|Rouge River Animal Hospital
||4261 Hwy 7, Markham, On L6E 1A3
|Tail & Paws
||8208 Bayview Ave., Markham, ON L3T 2S2
|Wellington Veterinarian Clinic
||8185 McCowan Road Markham
Be a responsible pet owner
- License your pet
- Not only is it a Markham bylaw, it's protection for your pet
- Pick up after your pet
- It's required under the Markham bylaw. Let's enjoy our parks and green spaces together.
- Use a leash
- Keep your dog on a leash at all times when in public areas. Well-trained dogs who respond to command can enjoy our off-leash park at Rodick Rd and Miller Avenue.
- Treat your pet responsibly
- It takes more than food, water and exercise to keep an animal healthy. It also takes care. For example, don't keep pets in parked vehicles in the summer because temperatures can be extremely high – many pets die each year in these circumstances.
- Take your pet to the vet for regular check-ups
For more information, contact the City of Markham at 905-477-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 1-888-668-7722