Animals + pets

Purchase or renew a dog licence, apply for a kennel or hen coop licence and report an animal or wildlife issue.

Dog licences

In cases of emergency, a dog tag can be a lifeline with your dog. They allow us to connect dog owners about animal health and safety concerns and reunite dogs with their families. Licence fees support services such as animal control and leash-free dog parks.

The City of Quinte West has a strict animal control bylaw that prohibits the running of large and trespassing dogs and cats, and other animals in the city. 

Dog licences must be purchased annually for each dog owned. These are available at Quinte West City Hall and the Frankford Municipal Office and must be purchased no later than July 1 of each year. Refusal to buy a dog licence may result in a penalty of $50.

The dog licensing and control bylaw that no person shall have more than three dogs in an urban area and no more than five dogs in a rural area. People wishing to have more than the allowable limit must apply for a kennel licence and must meet planning regulations.

Dog Licence

Fee

Annual dog licence – If purchased before July 1

$ 25

Annual dog licence – after July 1

$ 37.50

Replacement dog licence tag

$ 5

Recovery of dog from an animal shelter

$ 100

Payment method: Debit, cash or cheque (made payable to the City of Quinte West)

Report an animal issue

Animal control in Quinte West is contracted to a third party, who is responsible for enforcing our dog licensing and control and animals (other than dogs) running at large bylaws. All complaints or concerns relating to domestic animals, including lost pets, stray animals, or nuisance pet complaints, should be directed to Animal Control at 613-966-4483.

Contact Animal Control in Quinte West at 613-966-4483 to report:

  • Off-leash or stray animals
  • A lost/found pet
  • Injured animals
  • A dog bite
  • A dead domestic animal
  • To report dead wildlife on public property.
  • Animal bylaw violations (except as noted below)

Contact the Province of Ontario’s central hotline at 1-833-9ANIMAL or 1-833-926-4625 to report:

  • Animal cruelty
  • Animal abandonment
  • Animal abuse or neglect 

Contact bylaw enforcement to report:

  • Pet-related excessive noise violations

Kennel licence

A kennel shall mean premises in which six or more dogs over 12-weeks of age are housed, boarded or bred.

  • Boarding/fostering kennel – a kennel in which the predominant activity consists of the raising, boarding or training of dogs
  • Breeding kennel – a kennel where dogs are bred and raised and are registered as a recognized class or as a class designated as “purebred” in the regulations of a nationally recognized breeding or kennel club.
  • A recreation kennel is a kennel where dogs are kept for sport or show purposes and are not for profit or show purposes, such as hunting dogs, showing dogs, and performance dogs.

Please note the items listed below must be enclosed with each licence application (do not send separately).

Please note that all information, including documentation and fees, must be included in your application. Incomplete application packages will be returned. Please keep a copy of all licence application documents for your records.

Your licence application is a legal document and will be returned or delayed if the instructions (as listed below) are not followed or items on the application are missing. 

  • A minimum of 10 business days is needed for processing your application and 15 business days for first-time applicants. 
  • Type or legibly print all information 
  • Only original forms and signatures will be accepted.
  • The person signing any licence application must have good knowledge of the applicable City bylaws. 
  • It is illegal to operate a kennel in the City of Quinte West without a licence. 

Changes to your submitted licence application must be made in writing, signed by the licence application signors and include supporting documents that are affected. The City of Quinte West requires at least two weeks written notice. Application changes are not automatically approved and may not be permitted.

Please contact the licencing officer at 613-392-2841 or deputyclerk@quintewest.ca if you require clarification on any of the above requirements. Applications can be dropped off in person to the licensing officer at the customer service counter, located on the second floor of city hallYou can also mail your application and payment (payable to the City of Quinte West) to:

Licensing Officer
City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON   K8V 5R6

*Do not send cash.

Hen coop licence

A hen coop is an enclosure in which no more than four hens are house and:

  1. Shall be located at least three meters from the side lot line and at least 1.2 metres from the rear lot line of the lot on which the hen coop is located
  2. Shall be located at least three metres from the abutting dwellings
  3. At least 7.5 metres from any church or school
  4. It shall contain an enclosed roof structure and shall be no greater than 3 x 3 metres and no greater than 4.5 metres in height. 
  5. Shall only be located in the rear yard.

Please note the items listed below must be enclosed with each license application (do not send separately).

Hen coop license Fee
New application (annual fee)$ 62
Renewal application (annual fee)$ 31
Penalty$ 12.40

Payment method: Debit, cash or cheque (made payable to the City of Quinte West)

Completed application form (PDF)

Your licence application is a legal document and will be returned or delayed if the instructions (as listed below) are not followed or items on the application are missing. 

  • A minimum of 10 business days is needed for processing your application and 15 business days for first-time applicants. 
  • Type or legibly print all information 
  • Only original forms and signatures will be accepted.
  • The person signing any licence application must have good knowledge of the applicable City bylaws. 
  • It is illegal to operate a hen coop in the city of Quinte West without a licence.

Changes to your submitted licence application must be made in writing, signed by the licence application signors and include supporting documents that are affected. The City of Quinte West requires at least two weeks written notice. Application changes are not automatically approved and may not be permitted. 

Please contact the licencing officer at 613-392-2841 or deputyclerk@quintewest.ca if you require clarification on any of the above requirements. Applications can be dropped off in person to the licensing officer at the customer service counter, located on the second floor of city hallYou can also mail your application and payment (payable to the City of Quinte West) to:

Licensing Officer
City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON   K8V 5R6

*Do not send cash.

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