Licence & Fee Schedule

Pet licence

All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence.  

Animal License fees cover the calendar year from January 1 - December 31st.  Renewal notices are sent in January each year for registered owners.  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.

Be a responsible pet owner: renew your pet's licence annually. 


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.

Keep your account up to date

Please notify Animal Licencing of any changes to the account: 

  • If you no longer live in Cochrane or have moved within Cochrane
  • No longer have your animal (deceased/no longer in your care)
  • Any other changes (altered/tattoo/microchip)

Replacement tags can be purchased for a cost of $5 at our office or over the phone.

For questions about your account or the licensing schedule, please call 403-851-2528, 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 2-3 business days. Please contact us if the issue persists.

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

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.