Get or renew a dog walker license

Last updated January 3, 2024

Are you a dog walker? In Montréal, you must get a license to walk more than three dogs at a time and renew it yearly. The dog walker license is valid in all boroughs and lets the holder walk up to eight dogs at a time. Find out how to get or renew a license.

Dog walker licenses are valid within Montréal’s city limits and must be renewed yearly. You must have it with you when you walk more than three dogs at a time. If you do not have it, you may be subject to a fine.

As a dog walker, you must also:

  • Have control of the dogs at all times.
  • Bring no more than two dogs to a dog park.
  • Make sure that each dog is wearing a tag issued by the city and has a valid dog license.
  • Keep the dogs on a 1.85 m leash (maximum).
  • Have the dogs wear a muzzle, harness or halter, if applicable.

A company can apply for a dog walker license. In this case, each dog walker must obtain a copy of the license. The license cannot be surrendered, transferred or reimbursed.


A dog walker license costs $107,50, valid for one year within Montréal’s city limits.


We may refuse your permit application if you have been declared guilty of infractions related to animal welfare or leash laws, or failure to comply with a euthanasia order issued by Montréal or another municipality.

Required documents

One of the following documents, as proof for legal entities :

  • School or municipal tax account statement for the current year
  • Letters patent of the legal entity or non-profit organization
  • Certificate of occupancy that is less than a year old

Show one form of photo ID from among the following options:

  • Proof of identity and residence issued by Doctors of the World
  • Citizenship card
  • Permanent resident card
  • Québec health insurance card
  • Passport in French or in English showing your date and place of birth
  • Driver’s license

Show one form of proof of address from among the following options:

  • Notice of assessment from Revenu Québec or the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Québec health insurance card renewal notice
  • Québec driver’s license renewal notice
  • Accès Montréal card
  • Home insurance certificate or statement that is less than one year old
  • School or municipal tax account
  • Bill from a public utility (electricity, telephone, gas or cable provider) that is less than three months old
  • Bill from an educational institution that is less than three months old
  • Record of Employment Insurance
  • Monthly statement from a credit or financial institution that is less than three months old

Communication channels

In person

Go to a point of service with your documents and payment.

Payment methods accepted

  • Cash
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard or Visa)
  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”