By State law all dogs must be licensed annually once the dog reaches 6 months old. The licensing period is from January through April 15th.
Note: State law requires a rabies vaccination certificate on file for every dog.
In order to license your dog(s), we will need:
1. A valid rabies certificate
2. The dog license application (yellow form)
3. The appropriate fee (see the table below)
4. A certificate of spaying/neutering
There are 3 types of dog licenses available: an individual dog license, a companion pet license and a kennel license. Please note that Kennel Licenses have additional requirements. Please read the Kennel License Application carefully.
Please send the application form, rabies certificate and licensing fee payable to Town of Sterling. If you would like us to mail the tag back to you, an additional $2 postage is required for the padded envelope and postage.
As a reminder, all dogs must be registered by April 15th, according to the Sterling Animal Control bylaw. Dogs registered after that date will be assessed a late fee of $25 to each owner for each dog in addition to the licensing fee. Failure to license your dog will result in a criminal complaint being issued, along with the additional fines.
Fees (see list of exemptions below)
License Fee Exemptions
This exemption applies to the license fee only; all other fees, e.g. a late fee, will apply.
You will not have to pay a license fee for your dog if: