Dog Control Services
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) encourages responsible pet ownership through licensing, public education and enforcement.
Bylaw No. 376 requires all dog owners living within the SCRD to register, number and license their dog(s) over the age of three months by January 31 of each year.
The SCRD provides dog control services in Halfmoon Bay, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, mainland of West Howe Sound (and Keats Island), and the Sechelt Indian Government District.
The Town of Gibsons and the District of Sechelt provide dog control services to citizens living in those municipalities.
2023 Dog Licences go on sale on December 1 and are valid from January 1 to December 31, 2023.
For your convenience, we encourage you to renew your dog licence online at www.scrd.ca/myscrd.
WHERE TO PURCHASE A DOG LICENSE
If you live in Halfmoon Bay, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, mainland of West Howe Sound (and Keats Island), and the Sechelt Indian Government District, you may purchase dog licences at the Sunshine Coast Regional District at 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DOG LICENSE Fees
|Spayed or neutered*||$25||$50|
Spayed or neutered
(with 25% seniors discount)**
|Unspayed or unneutered||$50||$100|
Unspayed or unneutered
(with 25% seniors discount)*
* A certificate by a veterinarian certifying that the dog has been spayed or neutered is required when applying for a licence for a spayed or neutered dog.
** Seniors discount applies to individuals aged 65 or older. You may be required to provide proof of age.
BENEFITS OF having a Dog LICENsE
Your dog license fee enables Dog Control to offer the following services:
- Reunites lost and found dogs with their owners.
- Provides for a Dog Control Officer to respond to complaints, educate the public, and enforce the Dog Control Bylaw.
- Helps to resolve neighbourhood issues with nuisance dogs.
- Provides shelter, food, care and comfort through a contract with the BCSPCA, for lost, found or surrendered dogs.
- Besides being a legal form of registration, it’s the law.
Dogs found running at large can be impounded by the Dog Control Officer and taken to the Sunshine Coast Branch of the BC SPCA located at 4376 Solar Road, off Field Road in Sechelt. Please contact 604-740-0301 and leave a message.
Impoundment fees in one calendar year:
First impound $60 plus board
Second impound $120 plus board
Third impound $240 plus board
Each additional impound $300 plus board
Impoundment fees for vicious dogs:
The SCRD may apply for destruction of a vicious dog that causes injury to a person or another domestic animal.
First impound $250 plus board
Second impound $500 plus board
Third impound $1,000 plus board
Additional impounds $1500 plus board.
Impounding fees for vicious dogs shall be cumulative over time and not follow the calendar year.
The Dog Control Officer responds to complaints from the public regarding violations of the Sunshine Coast Regional District Dog Regulation and Impounding Bylaw No. 376, 1994. To report a dog running at large or to file a complaint, please call the SCRD Dog Control Officer at 604-885-6817 or fill out the Bylaw Complaint Form.
Lost and Found Pets
Please check with the Sunshine Coast Branch of the BC SPCA at 604-740-0301 or a local veterinarian.