By-law Enforcement

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Dog Licensing

Licensing your dog could play a critical role in identifying your dog should it become lost or injured.

  • All dogs in the municipality must have a valid licence ("dog tag") and wear their dog tag
  • The municipality issues a dog tag for the lifetime of your dog at no charge (as of January 1, 2022)
  • Tags are to be kept each year unless lost or damaged, then it shall be replaced with a fee associated
  • Persons who fail to purchase a dog license are eligible to be fined under the Provincial Offenses Act

To apply for a dog tag, complete the Dog License Application or Dangerous Dog License Application and submit it to the municipal office.
 

DOG LICENSE FEES

Replacement Dog Tag (lost, stolen, worn out) $10.00
Kennel License Fee $150.00
Dangerous Dogs

$80.00

Appeal Hearing for Muzzle Order or Dangerous Dog Designation $150.00

 

Changes - moving and/or death of a pet

  • Should you move within Thames Centre, please email the office so that we may update your dog’s address and contact information.
  • Should your dog pass away, please email the office so that we may update our records.
Animal Control
  • The Municipality contracts the services of Hillside Kennels Animal Control to provide animal control services.
  • Hillside Kennels Animal Control (1-888-469-3247) will make special calls to pick up stray dogs, which are confined
  • Animal Control By-law 63-2022

 

ANIMAL DISTRESS OR ABUSE

  • The Province of Ontario has established a toll-free number, 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625) for people to report concerns about animal distress or abuse. This call centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

 

LEASH LAW - RUNNING AT LARGE

  • If you observe a dog running at large, please contact the Municipal Office
  • The running at large of dogs is prohibited within the municipality
  • Every dog within the Township, when not confined to the dwelling or property of its owner or of the person having the care or custody of the same, shall at all times be restrained upon a leash and in charge of some person
 
Kennel Licensing
  • Any resident wishing to operate a dog kennel or boarding facility must obtain a Kennel License
  • The property must be properly zoned to accommodate a kennel or boarding facility
  • Fee: $125.00 per year
  • There are certain zoning requirements and standards for kennels so make sure to contact the Municipal Office before building any type of kennel structure, etc.
Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted on any Municipal roads between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. year round, according to By-law 35-2017 and By-law 41-2019

Property Standards

 

For Questions Contact:

Mauro Castrilli

Job Title
Building Inspector/By-Law Enforcement Officer
Department
Planning and Development Services
Telephone
Extension
ext. 240

Vacant vacant

Job Title
Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
Department
Planning and Development Services
Telephone
Extension
ext. 225