Pet Licenses

Pet LicensesAnnual pet licenses are required for dogs and cats in Banff.

Licenses help us return lost pets to their owners. License fees are used to provide amenities like bag dispensers along trails, the off-leash dog park and the Banff animal shelter.

Purchase a License

  1. Fill out the Animal License Application (PDF) and return it to Town Hall
  2. Pick up a form at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Note: If you are buying your pet's first license, you will need to bring a copy of your spay or neuter certificate.

All licenses expire on December 31 of the year they are issued. Pet owners who have previously licensed their pets will be mailed an invoice for next year's license fee in the new year.

License Fees

Dogs & Cats

  • Spayed or neutered dog, or dog under six months of age (certificate required) $55
  • Spayed or neutered cat, or cat under six months of age (certificate required) $20
  • Unaltered dog over six months $125
  • Unaltered cat over six months $125

Other Fees

  • Replacement tag $10
  • Failure to obtain a license $200
  • Allowing a pet to run at large $100
  • Impound fee $40 per day

Reduce Your Cost if Your Pet Gets Lost

Licensing has its privileges. While impound fees will still apply, a guardian of a licensed pet may be eligible for one fine exemption per year if their pet is picked up by Bylaw Services. This is a savings of $100.