COURTENAY, B.C- Dog owners in Courtenay are being reminded to license their furry friends.

According to a notice from the city’s municipal government, the 2019 dog licenses are now available. All dogs over the age of six months must be licensed, according to the announcement.

“The fee for a neutered male or spayed female is $5 annually,” read the notice.

“For unneutered males or unspayed females, the fee is $25 annually. Licences expire each year on December 31 and must be renewed annually.”

Those looking to purchase a license can bring their payment to Courtenay City Hall, and provide their name, address, and phone number, as well as the name, breed, colour, and gender of their dog.

To purchase a license, bring your payment to Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, and provide your name, address and phone number, as well as your dog’s name, breed, colour, and gender. Anyone doing a first-time license should bring proof of spaying and neutering from their veterinarian.

“Revenue from the dog licence program helps fund the City’s contract with the SPCA; and by having a dog licence, it will be easier to reunite you with your fuzzy friend if he or she goes missing,” read the notice.

“You’ll also avoid an “unlicenced dog” ticket, which starts at $100 for a first offence.”

City Hall is located at 830 Cliffe Avenue.