Dog Control

Dog Control Service Disruption

Dog control services in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will see a temporary interruption beginning January 1, 2019.

The current Dog Control Service contract expired December 31, 2018 and the previous company advised the CSRD it did not wish to extend their agreement.

CSRD staff are looking at other available options for dog control services, however, a new contractor will not be in place before the deadline. This means dog control officers will not be responding to complaints within the CSRD until a suitable new option is determined.

Dog control complaints can still be made to They will be recorded and kept on file until a new contracted dog control officer is secured.


Dog Control Program Information

The CSRD Dog Regulation and Impounding Bylaw outlines the dog control regulation for areas of the Regional District that have a dog control service established. Currently, there are two areas in the Regional District with full dog control:

The service is intended to promote responsible dog ownership, accountability and public safety. Dog control also allows residents to obtain a dog licence for their dog, report a stray, lost or found dog and report any dog that is dangerous or at large.

The bylaw allows for owners to have a maximum of four dogs at any one place or property, unless the place or property is lawfully used in compliance with a Regional District zoning bylaw as a dog kennel or veterinary clinic.  

The CSRD Dangerous Dog Control Bylaw outlines the dangerous dog regulation.  The entire Electoral Area F has a dangerous dog control program in effect, which is strictly in response to dangerous dogs only.  

Please contact the SPCA for any concerns outside of bylaws or licensing such as animal cruelty.


Dog Licensing

Dog owners in Electoral Area C and Ranchero can now purchase a dog licence using the CSRD's online dog licensing program.  The new online program will make it easier for dog owners to obtain a licence.  

Owners can now choose the type of licence they wish to purchase for their dog.  An Annual Dog Licence can be purchased each year and is valid from January 1 to December 31 in the year of purchase.  An Annual Renewable Dog Licence can be purchased for a one-time fee and will renew automatically each calendar year for the duration of the life of the dog for which it was issued. Owners are responsible to notify the CSRD when the ownership information for that dog changes. 

Every dog (over the age of four months) who resides within Ranchero or Electoral Area C must be licensed. Licences are issued by the CSRD and must be purchased before January 31 in each calendar year or once a dog reaches the age of four months.

Dog Licence Fees

Type of Licence                                                                                                             Licence Fee
Annual Dog Licence Fee                                                                         $ 10.00
Annual Renewable Dog Licence Fee $ 50.00
Dog Tag Replacement Fee                $ 5.00          

Dog licensing within Electoral Area F is voluntary. If you are interested in licensing your dog in Area F, please contact the CSRD for further information. 

Where to Buy

Dog owners can now purchase a dog licence online, by phone or in person at the CSRD office.  

How Details Payment Method Accepted
Online Dog Licence Online Application Credit Card, Paypal
By Phone Call 250.833.5950 Credit Card
In Person  At the CSRD Office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm Cash, Cheque, Credit card, Debit card, Money Order

For further information on dog licensing, please contact the CSRD

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