Licences & Fees

All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. Review the Animal Bylaw, which outlines the authority for licensing, regulation and control of animals within the Town of Cochrane. To obtain a dog or cat licence, call 403-851-2528 or visit our administrative offices at the Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Road) during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Register with the Town and renew the licence online.

Dogs must wear a current Town licence at all times when off their owner's property. A dog licence allows animal services to return your missing dog quickly. It also lets strangers know that your pooch is not a stray and wants to be reunited with his or her family.

One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy and safe is to prevent it from roaming at large in Cochrane. Cats that roam can easily become lost; a licence will ensure a swift reunion should your cat become lost.

Licence Fees
Item Cost
Dog - male / female unaltered $70*
Dog - neutered male / spayed female $35*
Dog - male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased $35*
Cat - male / female unaltered $40
Cat - neutered male / spayed female $15
Nuisance animal $100
Replacement licence $5
Vicious dog $250
* new fees as of April 1, 2016 (as per revised Bylaw)

Other Fees
Item Cost
First impoundment $60
Second impoundment (within one year) $75
Third impoundment (within one year) $100
Fourth and subsequent impoundment (within one year) $125
Care and subsistence each full day of impoundment (not including intake or release date) $15
Veterinary services Amount Expended

Veterinary Services
As incurred, animals impounded for three days or more will be given vaccinations.