Your Licensing Guide

the Town of Whitby

Why License?

In accordance with local laws, pet licences are mandatory in the Town of Whitby. In fact, licences are mandatory in nearly every community across North America. Why? Because licences help keep pets and the communities they live in safe. DocuPet was brought on board to simplify and improve pet licensing to benefit not only pet owners like you, but the entire community. DocuPet makes it easy for the Town of Whitby to deliver a successful pet licensing program with a streamlined software and management solution that makes licensing a breeze for pet owners and administrators alike.

Check out the ways you can license your pet below and feel good knowing that 100% of licensing revenue funds are given to the Town of Whitby to support important animal welfare initiatives helping to improve your community.

How to License

The fastest and easiest way to license or renew is right here. You’ll create a profile for your pet, upload any necessary documents, process your licence registration, and receive purchase confirmations via email. Payment can be made using a credit card or Visa/Mastercard debit card. Each year, you just need to log in to your existing account and renew - it’s super easy!

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My pet has a licence, but it has expired or will very soon.

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I've never licensed a pet with the Town of Whitby before.

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Town of Whitby Details & Fees

Pet licences are required for all dogs and cats living in the Town of Whitby. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date. Licences expire exactly 365 days from the start date of the licence. You will receive reminders from us about upcoming licence expirations via mail, phone, and email.

Licence Type Fee (No Microchip) Fee (With Microchip)
Intact Dog or Cat $54.00 $49.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog or Cat $29.00 $24.00
Intact Dog or Cat
Fee (No Microchip) $54.00
Fee (With Microchip) $49.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog or Cat
Fee (No Microchip) $29.00
Fee (With Microchip) $24.00

A replacement municipal tag is available for a $7.00 fee or at no additional charge when you license your pet.

Licenses are required for all dogs and cats over 3 months of age.

When licensing a Certified Guide or Assistance Dog for the first time, licensing must be done in person. Future renewals may be done online once the status is verified.

Frequently Asked Questions

LICENSING OPTIONS, DATES, AND LOCATIONS

Licences expire exactly 365 days from the licence start date. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new licence will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase.

Licences are required to be renewed prior to the expiration date each year.

The Town of Whitby provides licensing services for the following areas: Town of Whitby

Please visit the Whitby Animal Services Centre in person as kennel licensing is not processed through DocuPet. They are located at 4680 Thickson Road N in Whitby.

It makes sense to renew your pet's licence early! You may renew your pet's licence within 60 days of your pet's current licence expiration date. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new licence will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase.

You may license in person at the Whitby Animal Services Centre located at 4680 Thickson Road N in Whitby.

FEES AND FINES

Please visit the Town of Whitby in person if you are qualifying for this rate for the first time. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

Visit this page for licensing options and fees. 

There are no senior rates to licence your pet.

For all online orders a processing fee is applied on license purchases at a rate of 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction.

No, there is no discount for licensing multiple pets. Each pet will be charged the appropriate licensing fee. 

PET INFORMATION AND PROFILES

If you are moving please be sure to update your address by logging into your online account and navigating to your Profile Settings page. Even though you are moving you’ll still be able to keep your pet's tag and access your pet's online account. However, your current licence may not be valid in the new community you are moving to. Please get in touch with the pet licensing provider in the new community you are moving to in order to find out more information.

MUNICIPAL INFORMATION AND BYLAWS

Unless your dog was obtained prior to DOLA coming into place, the following breeds are banned: Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers.

The following species are required to be licensed: Dogs and Cats

 

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Please get in touch with the Whitby Animal Services Centre at 905-655-0283.

HELP DESK

Visit our DocuPet Help Desk for more information.