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Animal Control and Licencing

All dog owners are required to purchase a dog tag each year for each dog they own or keep on their property.

The Township has contracted  Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement as animal control officers for the municipality.

Dog Tag Fees – The regular rate for a dog tag is $30 per dog, per year. Dog tags go on sale in late November for the upcoming year, and can be purchased at a discounted rate of $15 until March 31. As of April 1, the regular rate of $30 applies. No exceptions are made to this rule.

If your dog loses its tag from the current calendar year, a replacement may be purchased for $4.

Kennel Licensing - For information, please contact the Odessa Municipal Office at 613-386-7351, ext. 100.

Dog Tag Licence Application

The Dog Control By-law and attending fee schedule can be viewed on our Frequently Requested By-laws page.

Have you lost your dog? Call

Animal Control Complaints - Complaints regarding stray or barking dogs should be made by calling Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement, 613-541-3213.

Some Requirements Under the Dog Control By-law are

If you have previously purchased tags but no longer have a dog, you are encouraged to notify the Administrative Services Department at the Odessa Municipal Office, 613-386-7351, ext. 100, to have your information removed from our database and avoid followup from a By-law Control Officer.

If you have any questions regarding the Dog Control By-law, please contact Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement at 613-541-3213 or the municipal offices at 613-386-7351, ext. 0.

Where to Buy Dog Tags

Odessa Municipal Office
263 Main Street, Odessa
613 386-7351 - Hours
WJ Henderson Recreation Centre
322 Amherst Drive, Amherstview
613 389-3648 - Hours
Leisure & Activity Centre
177 Upper Park Drive, Amherstview
613 634-5355 - Hours
Amherst Island Ferry Office
955 Stella Forty-Foot Road, Stella
613 389-3393 - Hours
Amherstview Pet Hospital
4507 Bath Road, Amherstview
613 384-6618 - Call for hours
Free Flow Gas Bar
242 Main Street, Bath
613 352-5820 - Call for hours