Commercial Dog Walker

This licence is required where a person walks dogs for compensation.

Person walking dogs

Options to apply 


1. On the Licensing Portal:

2.  In person or by mail to:


By-Law and Compliance, Licensing & Permit Services
Vaughan City Hall, Level 100 
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1


2. Via the drop-boxes located at the entrances of Vaughan City Hall. 


3. By e-mail to:, along with scanned copies of required documentation.


Please ensure the application or e-mail indicates a contact phone number for staff to collect payment.


If submitting your application by mail or via the drop-box, please enclose payment in the form of a cheque made payable to the City of Vaughan. If submitting your application via e-mail, please ensure the application or accompanying message indicate a contact name and phone number for our staff to collect payment.



This licence requires a photo of the applicant to be submitted, as described here. You can apply on the Licensing Portal, or in-person, by mail, drop-box or email using the application form below. 

Commercial Dog Walker Application


Initial Application and Renewal Fees

Application Type20232024
Commercial Dog Walker Licence - Initial Fee$182$195
Commercial Dog Walker Licence - Renewal Fee$161$163
Cost per additional dog walker working for a licensed Commercial Dog Walker - Initial Fee$31$31
Cost per additional dog walker working for a licensed Commercial Dog Walker - Renewal Fee$31$31

Contact Information

By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

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