Dog Licences

Permanent dog tags coming for 2021!

Did you hear about the change to dog licence renewals? When renewing your dog licence for 2021, you will receive a new high quality metal tag in the mail. This will be your permanent dog tag to be used year after year.

Why the change and what are the benefits?

Convenience for owners who will no longer need to visit a Township facility for a new dog tag or wait for a licence to arrive in the mail each year. After receiving the renewal letter in the mail you can simply pay online and your licence number remains the same.

          •    New permanent tags are of better quality, comprised of 0.047 gauge stainless steel with a lifespan
               of 7-10 years. After this time the Township will replace it free of charge as long as your account is
               up to date.
          •    Permanent tags align with Township zero-waste goals, significantly cutting down on the number of
               tags tossed in the garbage or recycled annually.

Why licence my dog at all?

In Langley, all dogs are required to be licensed annually. Not only are licences and accompanying tags a great form of reuniting dogs with their owners, licensing fees provide funding to care for 1400+ animals annually at the LAPS shelter, many of whom are in the process of finding a forever home. 

We hope you agree this is a positive change for the dog licence renewal program. If you have further questions, please contact LAPS at or 604-857-5055, and visit to renew now!

All dogs living in the Township of Langley must have a dog licence. The annual licensing period is January 1 - December 31.

Required Information

When applying for a new dog licence, have the following information ready:

  • breed
  • colour
  • contact information – cell number and email address
  • dog name
  • gender
  • owner(s) name
  • property address
  • veterinary certificate of neuter/spay

To create a new dog licence account or make changes to an existing dog licence account, such as adding a new dog, change of mailing address, dog moves, or a dog passing away, email and provide the dog account number, dog name, and property address.

Annual Renewals

Payment Options

Online: Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

Cheque (24 hour drop box or by mail, both at/to the address below):  

                20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 3J1
                Payable to Township of Langley    
                Postdated to February 1 is accepted

Cheques returned by your financial institution are subject to a service charge.

LAPS: Online or by phone at 604-857-5055

To be eligible for a discount, the following must be met:
•    purchase licence on or before February 1
•    all prior year balances must be paid


  Paid before Feb 1 Paid after Feb 1
Spayed or neutered dog* (see note below) $24.35 $34.35
Non-spayed or non-neutered dog $53.35 $63.35
Owner of spayed or neutered dog is a senior* $17.35 $27.35
Owner of non-spayed or non-neutered dog is a senior* $32.35 $42.35
Working dog - blind assist (require supporting documents) $10.00 $10.00
Transfer tag $13.35 $13.35
Replacement tag $10.00 $10.00
Aggressive dog $153.35 $153.35
Dangerous dog $303.35 $303.35
Fine for unlicensed dog $250 $250

* 65 years or older

Note: *proof of neuter/spay by means of a veterinary certificate is required for first time applications