Dog Control & Licensing

Dog License Renewals


Please note that renewal of dog licenses were due by January 31, 2021.

Council has made a motion that the $10.00 late renewal penalty will be waived for 2021 however to adhere to Bylaw 1095/2013 an owner must license their dog with the Village of Delburne. 

Dog license application forms can be downloaded at the link further down this page.  If you do not have access to a printer, you can pick up an application form at the Village office.

Proposed Bylaw #1166/2020 – The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw

Council is seeking further feedback from the public regarding proposed Bylaw #1166/2020, the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. The purpose of this Bylaw is to provide licensing, regulating, and confinement of dogs and cats within the Village of Delburne. Council chose to put forth this Bylaw after years of complaints of outdoor cats within the Village.

Bylaw #1166/2020 passed second reading on November 24, 2020 and then Council made the decision to hold off on a third reading until they could hold an Open House. Due to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 Enhanced Measures, we have been unable to schedule that Open House. Instead of keeping this Bylaw on hold, Council has decided to ask the public to provide their final feedback in writing regarding the proposed bylaw.

Written submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  They can be submitted by the following methods:

            Email:  karen.fegan(at)

            In-person: Village of Delburne Municipal Office – 2111 20th St.


Box 341
Delburne, AB T0M 0V0
Attn:  Karen Fegan, CAO

The proposed Bylaw #1166/2020 can be viewed at the Village office during regular business hours. It is also available on the Village’s website, can be emailed, or mailed to those who would like a copy of the bylaw. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Village office by phone 403-749-3606 or email village(at)

View the proposed Bylaw at the link below:

Bylaw #1166/2020 - The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw

Dog Licenses

While pets are welcome in our Village, dog licences are required and irresponsible owners are subject to prosecution. Dogs running at large are subject to impoundment.

If you are new to the Village or have a new dog, you need to register your pet at the Village office to get a dog licence. If you pet is spayed or neutered, documentation is required when first registering your dog. 

Licenses must be renewed annually at the beginning of each year before January 31st.

Click the link below to download the application form:

Dog License Application Form
Dog License Fees
License Fee for each neutered/spayed dog $15.00
License Fee for each unaltered dog $35.00

There is a maximum of 3 dogs per owner. Any person with more will be grandfathered, however if any dogs over the 3 limit no longer exist, they will not be permitted to be replaced. Grandfathered in owners of more than 3 dogs will be subject to a Dog Fanciers Fee as well as a the licensing fees for the dogs.

Dog Fanciers Fee

$200.00 + licensing fees for the dogs


When licenses are renewed after January 31st of the current year there is a penalty.

Late License Renewal Penalty $10.00

Lost Tag?

Replacement License Tag Fee $5.00


Dog License Fines
Owner of an unlicensed dog $200.00
Providing False or Misleading Information $100.00
Owner of a licensed dog not wearing a license tag while off the Owner's property $50.00

There are other fees and fines related to dog control which can be found in the Fees & Charges Bylaw #1167/2021

Fees & Charges Bylaw

Dog Control Bylaw

Rules and regulations regarding dogs in the Village of Delburne can be found in our Dog Control Bylaw #1095/2013.

Dog Control Bylaw

Our Dog Control Bylaw is enforced by Klassic Kennels Animal Control Services. To contact our animal control officer if you have an animal related issue in Delburne, please call 403-506-9380. Their hours of operation for non-urgent calls are 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call the above number and the answering service will put you through to an on-call officer.

For more information about Animal Control Services, visit their website:

If you have a dog complaint, please fill out the Dog Complaint Form and return it to the Village Office. 

*Please note that by filing a dog complaint you must be prepared to go to court in the event of a court case.

If you are complaining about a barking dog, it must be tracked for 5 days before we can take any action. Page 2 of the Dog Complaint Form has a tracker spreadsheet for you to use.

To download the form, click the link:

Dog Complaint Form

Return complaint forms to:

Village Office during office hours or after hours door drop box - 2111 20th St.

Mailing Address: Box 341, Delburne, AB T0M 0V0

Email: village(at)


Off Leash Dog Park

Delburne has a fenced, off-leash area located on the DECRA grounds between the outdoor rink and the skate park. This is a great space to let your furry fido run unabashedly! Otherwise, all dogs must be leashed while in public spaces. All park areas are designated "No Dogs Allowed" that must be adhered to and are subject to fines. For a complete list of Dog License Fees and Fines, as well as Dog Control Provisions Fines, please see Bylaw 1152/2019 - The Fees & Charges Bylaw - Schedule "A" Fees and Charges Schedule, sections 3 and 4 (on page 4).