License Your Pet

All pets living in the Municipality of Clarington must be licensed. For your convenience, the municipality offers a couple of options for pet licensing:

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Get Started Now

Click the 'License Now' button to start the online process. It should take less than five minutes and you’ll receive your pet’s tag in the mail in 10 to 12 business days.

License Now

Ever licensed with the Municipality of Clarington before?

If so, you’re in the wrong spot! If you have previously licensed a pet with the Municipality of Clarington, you do not need to create a new account as we will already have you in our system.

Access By Existing Account

You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences. Please see the fee schedule below.

Dog
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00
Cat
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00

You can pay online with Mastercard, VISA, VISA Debit, American Express or Discover.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.

License Now

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Give us a call

If you would like to license over the phone, give one of our helpful customer service representatives a call at 1-855-249-1370. Our customer service hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Please note we are only able to accept credit card (Mastercard, VISA, VISA Debit, American Express or Discover) payments over the phone.


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Our representatives will help complete your registration

Our representatives will enter the required information into our system on your behalf. You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences as per the fee schedule below.

Dog
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00
Cat
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00

You will also be sent an email with a receipt and link to activate your online account where you can upload more information about your pet. If you do not have an email address your activation code will be mailed to you along with your tag. Please note that you will need a valid email to setup your online DocuPet profile.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's online profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.

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Download or pick up a registration form

If you would like to mail your registration form or complete it prior to arriving at one of licensing locations, you can download and print our offline form.

Download Offline Form

Otherwise you can visit one of the following vendor locations to pick up a form and license in person:

  • Clarington Animal Shelter
    33 Lake Road
    Bowmanville ON L1C 4P8
  • Municipal Administrative Centre (Town Hall)
    40 Temperance Street
    Bowmanville ON L1C 3A6
  • Municipal Law Enforcement (Fire Station 4)
    2611 Trulls Road
    Courtice ON L1E 2N3

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Complete the registration form

First time licences require you to provide basic details about your pet as well as your contact information. This not only allows us to ship you your pet's tag, it’s also used to reunite you with your pet if they are ever lost.

You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences. Please see the fee schedule below.

Dog
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00
Cat
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped
$15.00
Spayed/Neutered $25.00
Intact $40.00

We only accept cheques by mail. If you are visiting one of our vendor locations you may pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Please make all cheques payable to the Municipality of Clarington.

Mail your form to:

33 Lake Rd
Bowmanville ON L1C 4P8

OR drop it off at one of the vendor locations listed above.

After your registration and payment has been received and processed our records will be updated to reflect an active licence status and your tags will be shipped within one business day from being entered in our system.

It is important to note that mailed and in-person applications are not always entered into our system immediately and this will often delay the shipment of your pet's tag. If you would like to ensure your pet's licence application is processed right away please license online, or by phone.

You will be sent an email with a receipt and link to activate your online account where you can upload more information about your pet. If you do not have an email, your activation code will be mailed to you along with your pet's tag. Please note that you will need a valid email to setup your online DocuPet profile.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's online profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.