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2020 Dog Tags Are Now Available


12/31/2019 9:12:47 AM

Committed to being a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well-being of the community and dedicated to providing a safe community for all residents and their pets, the Township of South-West Oxford requires all dog owners to license their dog(s), pursuant to By-Law No. 76-2017 each year. Dog licensing fees directly fund animal control services provided within the Township. Subject to By-Law No. 76-2017, licensing fees shall be paid to the Township within 14 days of acquiring the dog(s):

  • $20.00 for the first male or female dog; and
  • $30.00 for each additional male or female dog on the property, regardless of ownership

Tags should be purchased at the beginning of the year. The price per tag will increase by $5.00 each after April 30, 2020. Licensing your animal and ensuring that your pet always wears its tag can help your pet be returned to you in cases where your dog is lost.

To avoid receiving a fine, dogs must be prohibited from running at large. Purchasing a license does not protect the owner or person reclaiming a dog against fees incurred for pick-up and care of the dog. Failure to purchase a license may result in a fine under the Provincial Offences Act.

Visit the Township’s website to submit your application online or print and fill in a paper copy of the application form at the municipal office. You may also complete and mail the paper copy of the applicaiton form to the municipal office:

Township of South-West Oxford: 312915 Dereham Line, Mount Elgin, ON  N0J 1N0



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Township of South-West Oxford

Located in South Western Ontario, in the South West section of Oxford County and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

The Township’s mission is be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community"

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312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, On N0J 1N0
Hours: Monday – Friday 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 519-877-2702 / 519-485-0477
Fax: 519-485-2932

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