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Pets in Jasper

Are you a current pet owner? Are you considering becoming a pet owner? Does Jasper have an off-leash area? Do you want to report a nuisance dog or cat? Does my pet require a licence?

See below for answers to these questions and for all information regarding owning a pet in Jasper. 

Learn the locations of off leash park, what you should do if you lost or found a dog, and everything you need to know about getting a license for your pet. 

If you are a resident of Jasper all dogs and cats must have a pet license.

Licences may be purchased at:

Municipality of Jasper Town Office,
303 Pyramid Lake Road

Hours: 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. *Closed from 12 to 1:00 pm for lunch. 

You will be issued a tag that must be attached to your pet’s collar once your payment and pet registration information has been received.

Pet licences expire December 31 and must be renewed before January 1 each year. 

Licence Fee for Dogs & Cats

  • Spayed or neutered dog, or dog under six months of age (certificate required) $30
  • Spayed or neutered cat, or cat under six months of age (certificate required) $15
  • Unaltered dog over six months $105
  • Unaltered cat over six months $100

Other Fees

  • Replacement tag $10.
  • Failure to obtain a license $100.
  • Allowing a pet to run at large $50 1st offence; $75 2nd offence; $100 3rd offence.
  • Impound fee:
    • Upon impoundment - $20.
    • Each day subsequent to impoundment - $10.

Licensing has its benefits

While impound fees may still apply, a guardian of a licensed pet may be eligible for one fine exemption per year if their pet is picked up by the Bylaw Enforcement Service. This is a savings of up to $70.

Your pet license also includes your Municipality of Jasper pet tag which helps increase the likelihood that if your pet is wearing it when it gets out it will be reunited with you.

  • All dogs and cats require an annual licence.
  • Clean up after your dog. Scoop the poop!
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Excessive barking or howling can be annoying and is considered a public nuisance. 

More detailed information can be found here: Domestic Animal Bylaw

If you lost your pet, it may have been picked up by the Bylaw Enforcement Service.
Call 780-852-5514 as soon as you notice your pet is missing. We will need your name, contact details, and your pet’s name and description, as well as any other information you think might be helpful.

If you call after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call in the morning. If your pet is wearing its licence tag, we will attempt to contact you so that we can get it home to you as soon as possible. 

If you have found a pet, notify the Bylaw Enforcement Service by calling 780-852-5514 and we will arrange to pick it up. If you call after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call in the morning.

The Municipality of Jasper Off-leash Area can be found at the intersection of Sleepy Hollow Road and Hazel Avenue opposite the RV Public Parking Lot and Home Hardware.

Disclaimer:  Use of Municipality of Jasper off-leash area is at your own risk. Owners are legally responsible for the actions and behaviours of their dog(s) at all times. By entering the Municipality of Jasper off-leash area, the user agrees to hold the Municipality of Jasper harmless and free from liability from any actions of any off-leash area user(s) or their dog(s). Off-leash area users agree to fully comply with all of the off-leash area rules as posted. The Municipality of Jasper assumes no liability or responsibility for any accidents, injuries or damages of any nature to dogs or people while using the off-leash area. The Municipality of Jasper is not responsible for lost dogs or property of any kind. Usage of the off-leash area constitutes acknowledgement of and agreement to this Disclaimer.