The Village of Valemount requiries that all dogs be registered annually with with the Village. Any dog aged three months or more requires a licence from the Village and the owner will be asked to pay a non-refundable annual fee (see below). The Village will provide a license tag for the dog, which is to be attached to the dog's collar or harness and worn by the dog whenever it is taken off of the owner's property.
If applying for a license for a neutered or spayed dog, the owner will be required to present written certification from a licensed veterinarian or a sworn statement that the dog has been neutered or spayed. Dogs that are trained and are required as a guide for assistance to a disabled person are still required to be registered with Village, but the owner of such a dog will not be required to pay the license fee. If the license tag is lost or destroyed, the owner may receive a new tag for a nominal fee (see below).
Pet owners are required to ensure that their animals (dog or cat) are kept in control and do not pose risk to people, other animals, or property. It is the owner's responsibility ensure that their animal does not run at large in the community, and does not vocalize excessively to the point of causing a disturbance. Owners are expected to clean up after their animal if it defecates in public. When not on the owner's property, dogs should be on a leash, except when in a designated off-leash area.
If an animal is running at large in the community, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer may seize and impound the animal. The Village will take all reasonable steps to contact the owner and inform them of their animal's impoundment. Before the animal is returned, the owner will be required to provide proof of ownership for the animal, and pay any applicable fines associated with the capture and care of the animal.