Pet Regulations and Licences

In the Town of Grimsby, no more than three dogs over the age of 10 weeks can be kept on any premises unless grandfathered under the by-law. All dogs must be licensed according to our animal control by-law and all dogs must be leashed at all times unless they are on their own property or at a designated leash-free dog park. The by-law is available in an alternate format, upon request.

Dog licences

You are required to purchase a dog licence every year for your dog(s) as per our Animal Control By-law.

2022 Licences will go on sale on December 6th, 2021.  All fees and payment options will be updated mid-November.

 Licence fees

The fees are as follows:

  • $27 until January 29th
  • $32 from February 1st to March 31st
  • $78 for renewal from April 1st
  • 2021 Dog Licence sales are now closed.
 Purchase options

Dog licences are available for purchase in person, online, by mail or you can drop off a cheque and your details at 160 Livingston Ave. in the Mail Slot at the front of the building.  2021 Dog Licence sales are now closed.


You can use our online registration program and pay with credit card. Please note you must register your dog as a “child/dependent”

  • Dog Licence Renewal
  • New Dog and Puppy Licence
  • 2022 Dog Licences will be available December 2021
 In person
  • Ruffin's Pet Centre (Until March 31, 2021 - cash only)
  • Town Hall - 160 Livingston Ave.
 By mail

Mail a cheque made out to the Town of Grimsby to

160 Livingston Ave.
Grimsby, ON
L3M 4G3

Please include your pet's information

The Lincoln County Humane Society will impound any dog found without a licence. A penalty of $100 under Section 21.9 (a) of the Provincial Offences Act, Town of Grimsby By-law 10-06 will apply.

All dog licence proceeds go to the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) to support canine and humane services. You can reach the LCHS at 1-800-263-2469.

Picking up dog waste

Who ever has control of the dog (usually the owner or dog walker) is responsible for picking up after the dog.

Dangerous Dogs 

If you are an owner of a dog that has attacked a person or animal without reason it may be deemed a “dangerous dog”. These steps should be taken to prevent future attacks, including:

  • Muzzling
  • Tethering
  • Pen confinement
  • Display of dangerous dog sign.

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