Licence & Fee Schedule

Animal Licensing Renewal Date Moves to January for 2021

Animal licensing renewals will be moving away from the staggered-month approach put in place in 2014 and back to a simple, annual payment to be made every January.

At the time, the staggered-month approach was seen as a solution to better manage the administrative functions that came with managing the Town’s over 4000 (per 2014) animal licenses.

As Cochrane continues to thrive and grow, bringing more families with more pets (now over 6000), it is in the Town and residents’ best interest to move back to a simple payment plan.

This year, pet owners will receive their licence renewals in their assigned month as usual, however they will be prorated to the end of the calendar year. In December 2020, pet owners can expect to receive a renewal notice for 2021. This is to be paid by January 31, 2021.

For questions about your account or the licensing schedule, please call 403-851-2500, or use the Contact form below.
All other Animal Services questions or concerns can be directed to Municipal Enforcement at 403-851-2532.

Contact form

If you experience technical issues with your account, please wait for 2-3 business days. Please contact us if the issue persists.


All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. Register online for your pet’s licence, or visit our administrative office at the Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Road) during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). 

For more information on licensing and responsible pet ownership, review the Animal Bylaw, which outlines the authority for licensing, regulation and control of animals within the Town of Cochrane.


Dogs must wear a current Town licence at all times when off their owner’s property. A dog licence allows animal services to return your missing dog quickly. It also lets strangers know that your pooch is not a stray and wants to be reunited with his or her family.


One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy and safe is to prevent it from roaming at large in Cochrane. Cats that roam can easily become lost; a licence will ensure a swift reunion should your cat become lost.

Licence Fees

Dog - male / female unaltered$70*
Dog - neutered male / spayed female$35*
Dog - male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased$35*
Cat - male / female unaltered$40
Cat - neutered male / spayed female$15
Nuisance animal$100
Replacement licence$5
Vicious dog$250
* new fees as of April 1, 2016 (as per revised Bylaw)

Other Fees

First impoundment$60
Second impoundment (within one year)$75
Third impoundment (within one year)$100
Fourth and subsequent impoundment (within one year)$125
Care and subsistence each full day of impoundment (not including intake or release date)$15
Veterinary servicesAmount Expended

Veterinary Services

As incurred, animals impounded for three days or more will be given vaccinations.