45 Cedar Pointe Drive
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30am–4:30pm
Please notify Enforcement Services of any change to your address or pet ownership status so that we can update our records ($10.50 fee applies).
Staff Report, Oct. 2015: Pet Licensing Review
By-laws regulate the keeping of pets and other animals within the city. Below is a summary of information contained in the Animal Control By-law.
Animal Control Services for the City's Enforcement Services branch provides many services on behalf of the community, such as:
In Barrie, residents are required to register their dog(s) (cats are optional). By-law services staff regularly visit City dog parks to check for pet tags. Anyone caught with an unregistered dog can face fines ranging from $150 to $5,000. Pay one fee to have your pet registered for their lifetime:
Benefits of Registration:
Please ensure your pet wears its registration tag at all times; doing so allows officers to retrieve ownership information.
Address Changes: Please notify Enforcement Services (705-739-4241) of any change to your address or pet ownership status so that we can update our records. There is a $10.50 cost to change your contact information, but it is important that this information is kept up-to-date so your pet can be returned to you if ever lost.
How to Register: Online Pet Registration is available. If you are unable to access a computer or our office, please call Enforcement Services at 705-739-4241 and we will assist you in securing the appropriate application enabling you to register your pet.
Registration Requirements: Confirmation that your pet has been pre-vaccinated for rabies will be required at the time of application. This requirement helps ensure our community is safe and your pets are healthy.
As per the Animal Control By-law, dogs are permitted in non-waterfront parks (and on walking paths only in Heritage Park, Allandale Station Park and Centennial Park) provided the dog is on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. Dogs are permitted to run off-leash in Dog Off-Leash Recreation Areas (DOLRAs). Dogs must not be left unattended and must be in the care, control and custody of its owner or guardian at all times.
Except as permitted above, animals of any kind are not permitted in any City park unless authorized by the City.
Help keep our parks, yards and City monuments clean. City By-laws require that you 'stoop and scoop'. Please think of your neighbours and friends and clean up after your pets
Except in the operation of a licenced kennel for the purpose of breeding or boarding animals, animal hospitals, pet stores or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter or pound, the following rules apply:
The animal control by-laws are enforced by the City of Barrie Enforcement Services Office (705-739-4241). Information regarding veterinary clinics or dog obedience training schools can be obtained by contacting Information Barrie at (705) 728-1010. City by-laws also enable Municipal Law Enforcement Officers to deal with any animal deemed to be vicious.
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