Dog Tags Now Available! Calling all canines and their companions, 2020 dog tags and licences are now available from the Town of Essex.
Dog owners can purchase their tags during regular business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm) at Essex Town Hall (33 Talbot Street South, Essex Centre) and the Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre (243 McAffee Street, Harrow, please call ahead to 519-776-7336 ext 1124 to ensure availability.) Please note, dog tags are no longer available for purchase at the Computer Centre in Harrow.
Owners of previously-licenced dogs should have received an invoice by mail this month. For new owners, all dogs over 6 months of age are required to have a tag.
Up to April 1, 2020, tags for previously licensed spayed/neutered dogs will cost $15, while tags for unsprayed/unneutered dogs will cost $25. After April 1, fees double to $30 and $50 respectively. After July 1, fees increase to $45 and $75. Tags for service animals (as defined by AODA standards) and police dogs are provided at no charge. Please remember to bring documentation that your dog has been spayed/neutered to receive the lower rate.
Dog owners are also reminded of the other requirements outlined in the Town’s Animal Care and Control By-law. Residents are allowed a maximum of three dogs per household. Dogs and other animals cannot be tethered or chained for longer than four hours. Owners are also banned from driving with an animal in the back of an open pickup truck and from leaving an animal in a car when the temperature is too hot or cold.