Dog Licencing & Control
All dogs in Summerland over the age of 6 months are required to be licenced annually. Licences expire on the 31st of December and must be renewed by the end of January the following year.
One dog tag is issued for the entire life of the dog, however the licencing fees must be paid every year. A renewal notice will be mailed out in December every year. Licences can be paid by mailing in a cheque, phone banking, Internet Banking, using the 24-hour drop box located at the front of Municipal Hall, or in person at Municipal Hall.
- $20 for Spayed or Neutered
- $40 for Non-Spayed or Non-Neutered
- $5 for Tag Replacement
- $2 for Transfer Tag
New licences purchased after July 1st will be prorated to half the original fee.
Should your pet be deceased or is no longer within municipal boundaries, notification is appreciated.
If you have found or lost a dog, Dog Control can be reached at 250-494-6446.
Dogs feel the heat too. To cool them off, take them to the Doggy Beach located at Peach Orchard Beach. This is a fenced beach area and owners are asked to obey all signage and to use good judgment with their animals. As per signage posted, dogs are also now allowed to run at Peach Orchard Beach from approximately October to April. Please be sure to use your doggy's bags!
Responsible owners licence and vaccinate their dogs. If you leave home with your dog, be prepared to clean up after it by carrying plastic bags. The municipality has joined in the clean up effort by placing several doggy bag stands throughout the downtown area for owner convenience. Please feel free to grab one "just in case". If you want to take your dog on the road with you, please know that all dogs travelling in vehicles must be tethered or confined. It is recommended that you use a leash no longer than 2 m (6.5 ft). You must have your dog on a leash while on a highway, in a park or other public place unless it is a designated dog area, and try to stay at least 10 m (30 ft) away from playgrounds. Please look for and obey all signage.
Please consult our bylaw (46KB PDF) for more information.