Pet Ownership

In Morinville, we promote responsible pet ownership for the enjoyment of our community. Please see the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw for detailed information.

Animal registration renewals deadline:
extended to March 31, 2022

Renew registrations:

2022 renewals can be made in-person, via email, phone, or online.

 Renew animal registrations

New or previously unregistered animals:

New registrations can be made in-person by cash, cheque, debit or credit card at Morinville Town Office, 10125 100 Avenue. Alternatively, completed registration forms can be emailed and a Customer Services Representative will follow up to complete the payment. 

Owning a dog

All dogs must be registered. We issue a tag that your dog is required to wear. The tag identifies your dog if found at large.

Apply for a dog licence

Register your dog at St. Germain Place (Civic Hall), at 10125 100 Avenue. You will need to complete the animal registration form. You are allowed to own a maximum of three dogs per household.

Dog licencing fees
Licence typeFee

Unaltered

$100

Spayed/Neutered

$50

Spayed/Neutered and Microchipped/tattooed

$25

Replacement Tag

$10

Have more than three dogs?

If you would like to own more than three dogs, please fill out our harbouring application for approval. You can send us your completed application.

Renewing your dog licence

Renew your dog licence online or at Town Hall on or before January 31 of each calendar year. The yearly renewal fee is $10.

It is a lot faster to reunite you with your dog when it is wearing an up-to-date tag.

More information

Your dog:

  • Must be on a leash when on public property (unless you are in an off-leash area)
  • Is not allowed on playgrounds, splash parks or any other location marked with a ‘no dog' sign
  • Is not permitted to excessively bark, howl or make other noise disturbing any person

For all other restrictions, please see the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.

Clean up after your dog

It is important to be a responsible owner and pick up after your dog. Owners must carry something capable of removing dog defecation and may be asked to produce it on demand by a Peace Officer. Bags are also available on walking trails and around the community.

Owning a cat

All cats must be registered. Cats are required to wear their licence tag unless permanently identified through a microchip or legible tattoo.

Apply for a cat licence

Register your cat at St. Germain Place (Civic Hall), at 10125 100 Avenue. You will need to complete the animal registration form. You are allowed to own a maximum of three cats per household.

Cat licencing fees
Licence typeFee

Unaltered

$100

Spayed/Neutered

$50

Spayed/Neutered and microchipped/tattooed

$25

Replacement tag

$10

Have more than three cats?

If you would like to own more than three cats, please fill out our harbouring application for approval. You can send us your completed application.

Renewing your cat licence

Renew your cat licence online or at Town Hall on or before January 31 of each calendar year. The yearly renewal fee is $10.

More information

Your cat:

  • Must be on a leash when on public property. Cats found at large may be impounded by residents or by a Peace Officer. There are fines and fees that go along with having your cat found at large.
  • Needs to have an updated microchip/tattoo/tag with your current contact information.

Unique and other animals

What is an unique animal?

Any domesticated animal such as chickens that are not a cat or dog.

Apply for an unique animal licence

Unique Animal Ownership Application must be submitted and conditions met before permit approval.

*Filling out the application does not mean it is approved.

Lost and found pets

What to do if I lose my pet?

Contact Enforcement Services at 780-939-7831, or pound services at 780-939-3133.

What to do if I find a pet?

  • If you find a pet with an up to date tag you may be able to reunite the animal with its owner through our Animal Search or;
  • Call Enforcement Services at 780-939-7831
  • If outside of business hours you can call pound services at 780-939-3133

Cat trap rentals

What if I find a cat at large?

  • Cats are not allowed to be at large.
  • Enforcement Services offers free cat trap rentals. If you would like a trap, call 780-939-7831 or contact us.

*Traps are available based on space at pound services.