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Cat and dog registration

Cat and dog registration

The City of Ottawa requires that cat and dog owners register their pets. This ensures the City has the necessary information to help reunite you with your pet if it becomes lost.  Pet registrations must be renewed on an annual basis.

You can register your pet or renew your existing registration:

Residents can now manage their pet registrations and access expanded service options online through My ServiceOttawa, including:

  • Create new pet registrations
  • Renew existing pet registrations
  • Update and change information to existing pet registrations
  • Request  replacement identification tags
  • Pay fees directly through

As of June 20, 2011, all pet registration fees are non-refundable

Registration fees effective April 1, 2019:



for each cat/dog under 6 months of age, which is unsterilized:


for each cat/dog 6 months of age or older, which is sterilized:


for each cat/dog 6 months of age or older, which is unsterilized:


for each dog whose owner has been convicted of permitting the dog to bite or attack, without provocation, a person or domestic animal:


for each service animal:


replacement of first lost identification tag:


for each additional replacement identification tag: