License Your Pet

All pets living in the City of Kingston must be licensed. For your convenience, the city offers a couple of options for pet licensing:

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Get Started Now

Click the 'License Now' button to start the online process. It should take less than five minutes and you’ll receive your pet’s tag in the mail in 8 to 10 business days.

License Now

Ever licensed with the City of Kingston before?

If so, you’re in the wrong spot! If you have previously licensed a pet with the City of Kingston, you do not need to create a new account as we will already have you in our system.

Access By Existing Account

You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences. Please see the fee schedule below.

With Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $50.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $10.00
Intact Cat $20.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $13.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $4.00
Without Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $60.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $40.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $15.00
Intact Cat $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $15.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $5.00

You can pay online with Mastercard, VISA, VISA Debit, American Express or Discover.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.

License Now

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Give us a call

If you would like to license over the phone, give one of our helpful customer service representatives a call at 1-855-249-1370. Our customer service hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Please note we are only able to accept credit card (Mastercard, VISA, VISA Debit, American Express or Discover) payments over the phone.


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Our representatives will help complete your registration

Our representatives will enter the required information into our system on your behalf. You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences as per the fee schedule below.

With Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $50.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $10.00
Intact Cat $20.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $13.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $4.00
Without Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $60.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $40.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $15.00
Intact Cat $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $15.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $5.00

You will also be sent an email with a receipt and link to activate your online account where you can upload more information about your pet. If you do not have an email address your activation code will be mailed to you along with your tag. Please note that you will need a valid email to setup your online DocuPet profile.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's online profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.

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Download or pick up a registration form

If you would like to mail your registration form or complete it prior to arriving at one of licensing locations, you can download and print our offline form.

Download Offline Form

Otherwise you can visit one of the following vendor locations to pick up a form and license in person:

  • Kingston Humane Society
    1 Binnington Court
    Kingston ON K7M 8M9
  • City of Kingston - City Hall
    216 Ontario Street
    Kingston ON K7L 2Z3
  • City of Kingston - JCB
    1211 John Counter Boulevard
    Kingston ON K7K 6C7
  • Pet Valu - Kingston Centre
    D4-1036 Princess Street
    Kingston ON K7L 1H2
  • Pet Valu - Gardiners Centre
    488 Gardiners Road
    Kingston ON K7M 7W9
  • Sims Animal Hospital
    8-496 Discovery Avenue
    Kingston ON K7K 7E9
  • Urban Paws - Midland
    1183 Midland Avenue
    Kingston ON K7P 2X8
  • Princess Animal Hospital
    1027 Bayridge Drive
    Kingston ON K7P 3B8
  • Frontenac Animal Hospital
    745 Development Drive
    Kingston ON K7M 4W6
  • Downtown Animal Hospital
    16 Bath Road
    Suite 1A
    Kingston ON K7L 1C4

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Complete the registration form

First time licences require you to provide basic details about your pet as well as your contact information. This not only allows us to ship you your pet's tag, it’s also used to reunite you with your pet if they are ever lost.

You will be required to pay a fee for each of your pets' licences. Please see the fee schedule below.

With Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $50.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $10.00
Intact Cat $20.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $13.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $4.00
Without Microchip
Dog/Cat Under 6 Months of Age Free
First-time Licence for
Spayed/Neutered Dog/Cat
Free
Intact Dog $60.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 dogs) $40.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (3+ dogs) $15.00
Intact Cat $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog (1-2 cats) $15.00
Spayed/Neutered Cat (3+ cats) $5.00

We only accept cheques, Visa and MasterCard by mail. If you are visiting one of our vendor locations you may pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Please make all cheques payable to the City of Kingston.

Mail your form to:

216 Ontario St
Kingston ON K7L 2Z3

OR drop it off at one of the vendor locations listed above.

After your registration and payment has been received and processed our records will be updated to reflect an active licence status and your tags will be shipped within one business day from being entered in our system.

It is important to note that mailed and in-person applications are not always entered into our system immediately and this will often delay the shipment of your pet's tag. If you would like to ensure your pet's licence application is processed right away please license online, or by phone.

You will be sent an email with a receipt and link to activate your online account where you can upload more information about your pet. If you do not have an email, your activation code will be mailed to you along with your pet's tag. Please note that you will need a valid email to setup your online DocuPet profile.


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Keep your pet safe

Once you receive your pet's tag in the mail in approximately two weeks time, make sure you attach it to their collar. It’s also important to ensure your pet's online profile is complete and up to date and that you’re familiar with DocuPet’s Lost Pet Service in the event that your pet ever goes missing.