Register, Change, Update Information

New to Cochrane or just got a first pet?

Apply for a new animal licence or add a pet to an existing account.

Please note: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

Animal Licensing Renewal Date Moving to January for 2021 (delayed to February 2021)

Animal licensing renewals will be moving to a simple, annual payment every January (delayed to February 2021).  

In February 2021, pet owners can expect to receive a licence renewal notice for 2021 to be paid by March 31, 2021.
In accordance with Town of Cochrane Animal Bylaw 04/2016 failure to keep your animal's licence current carries a penalty of up to $200. 

 To keep your account current please notify our office 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)

 Please notify Animal licensing to update or deactivate the account.

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

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


For more information, visit: cochrane.ca/AnimalFees.

Animal License fees

$35: Dog (neutered male/spayed female)
$70: Dog (unaltered)
$15: Cat (neutered male/spayed female)
$40: Cat (unaltered male/female)
$35: Dog (male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased)
$15: Cat (male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased)

Existing animal licence holders

IMPORTANT: we never use for your information for anything other than the reason you provide it.

If you have questions about animal licensing in Cochrane, check the Animal Services FAQ.

Animal Licensing
Contact form
Ph: 403-851-2500