Brandon, MB – Thanks to a new feature of the City of Brandon’s continually-expanding “Virtual City Hall” initiative, Brandon residents can now register and renew their annual pet licences online!
As per City of Brandon Animal Control By-Law No. 5900, dogs or cats over six months of age – whether they are considered to be indoor pets or not – must be licensed on an annual basis. With this new online service, dog and cat owners can now visit www.brandon.ca and click on the “Animal Licence Application” icon or visit https://petlicense.brandon.ca directly to fill out their application for a new animal license or animal license renewal, which must include submission of their pet’s most current rabies vaccination expiry date and, if applicable, proof of spay or neuter. Once the application is processed by City staff, an invoice is then sent back to the applicant, who can either pay online by credit card, or with other forms of payment by visiting the By-law Compliance Office on the main floor of Brandon City Hall, 410-9th Street. Following processing of payment, the valid licence tag is then mailed out to the applicant.
Pet licences can still easily be obtained through the Finance and Legislative Services Departments at Brandon City Hall. As per the 2020 Fee Schedule, the cost to register a spayed/neutered cat or dog is $20, while the cost to register an unspayed/unneutered cat or dog is $56. Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination and spay/neuter must be presented prior to the issuance of a licence.
The Brandon Police Service’s Animal Control officers patrol the City and local dog parks and can request to see a pet’s licence at any time. The fine for an unlicensed cat or dog, as per the City of Brandon Compliance By-law, is $100.00. Cat and dog owners are also cautioned that if their unlicensed cat or dog is ever apprehended by Brandon Police Service Animal Control officers, they will be subject to a fine. In addition, a licence must be purchased for an apprehended animal prior to it being returned to the owner’s possession, along with additional impound fees.
General information about licensing within the City of Brandon can be obtained by contacting the City of Brandon Legislative Services Department’s By-law Compliance Clerk at 204-729-2230 or by visiting the Bylaw Compliance Office on the main floor of Brandon City Hall, 410-9th Street.
(City of Brandon Public Notice)