When reporting an infraction of Municipal By-Laws, please include the following:
Summary Offence Tickets
Summary Offence Tickets (SOTs) are issued when Municipal By-Laws are violated. Each By-Law has a minimum fine and imprisonment consequence associated with it.
Contact the Animal Control Officer at
Our Animal Control Officer is responsible for upholding Dog By-Law #140 and handling animal-related complaints;
Dog licenses are available for purchase at the Municipal Office at 151 King Street, on the first floor between 8:30am and 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays. The license fee is $15 and is valid for five years.
Why your dog should be licensed...
Kennels within the Municipality of the District of Chester are regulated by Dog By-Law #140.
There are two different types of kennels that the Municipality regulates:
Breeding kennels: Purebred, and mixed dogs that are bred, housed, and sold for profit; and
Boarding/ Daycare kennels: Any type of building or facility that is used for the boarding/ housing (for profit) for more than 1 dog
All kennels within the Municipality of the District of Chester must obtain a yearly kennel license and be inspected by the By-Law Enforcement Officer annually.