The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman Islands), Electoral Area B – Lazo North, and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.
“Dog licensing makes it easier to help locate a lost dog and return them home as quickly as possible,” explains Amanda Yasinski, CVRD senior manager of building and bylaw compliance.
Licences are valid annually from Jan. 1 until Dec. 31 each year. Residents who live within the city of Courtenay, town of Comox, and the village of Cumberland must contact their municipal office to obtain their dog licence.
Currently, the cost to license a spayed or neutered dog in the electoral areas is $10, and $25 for a non-spayed or neutered dog. Failure to obtain a dog licence may be subject to a $100 fine.
Dog licences can be purchased at the CVRD office (770 Harmston Ave., Courtenay, 250-334-6000) or at the Comox Valley SPCA (1668 Ryan Road East, Comox, 250-339-7722).
For more information, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/doglicence