The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licenced every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby and Denman), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.

Starting November 1, residents within the three electoral areas will be able to purchase their 2021 dog licence. Licences are valid from January 1 until December 31 each year. Residents who live within the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland must contact their municipal office to obtain their annual dog licence.

“Dog licences help ensure that your lost pet quickly finds its way back home,” explains Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance with the CVRD. “Within the CVRD Electoral Areas all dogs require a licence if they are over six months old.”

The cost to licence a spayed or neutered dog is five dollars and for a non-spayed or neutered dog is $15. Remember to purchase your 2021 dog licence before December 31st, dog licences fees are set to increase in 2021. There are several locations for purchasing the licences within the regional district:

Comox Valley Regional District
770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay
Tel: 250-334-6000

Comox Valley & District
1668 Ryan Road East, Courtenay
Tel: 250-339-7722

Ships Point Improvement District
7729 Vivian Way, Fanny Bay
Tel: 250-335-0551

For more information on dog licences within the electoral areas please visit

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

Amanda Yasinski

Manager of Bylaw Compliance, Comox Valley Regional District