Dog Registration

Two dogs sitting on tree log

Dog Tag Enforcement

The Municipality of Leamington has a by-law for the registration and regulation of dogs.

The Municipality's Animal Control By-law requires that every owner of a dog register and licence their dog each year.

This simple process will help reunite you with your pet if it is lost. Please keep the tag on your dog's collar at all times.

Dog tags may be purchased by visiting the Municipal office and completing a form.

2020 Dog Tag Fees:

  • $20.00 on or before March 31
  • $40.00 on or after April 1

Dog Tags are now permanent. The tag and corresponding number will not change over the lifespan of your dog (unless you require a replacement). Renewal fees are still payable annually.

Please note no person shall keep more than two (2) dogs in a dwelling unit or any premises unless the property is licensed as an approved dog kennel. 

There is a fine of up to $500.00 for not registering your dog. 

Representatives of the Municipality of Leamington will attend door to door selling dog tags commencing April of each year at a cost of $40.00 per dog which includes the late fee.  Each Municipal Representative will be identified with a Municipality of Leamington identification name tag.

For more information, please refer to the Animal Control By-law or our Animal Services page.

Pit Bulls

Subject to certain exceptions, the Dog Owners' Liability Act bans the owning, breeding, transferring, importing or abandoning of pit bulls. Contact the Municipality for further information on registering Pit Bull dogs. 


© 2019 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

Back to top