Kennel Licence

Residents within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent who wish to have a kennel licence must follow the requirements that have been established for our municipality.

Dog owners may be permitted to have more than three dogs if they are eligible for a kennel licence. Generally, a kennel licence will only be issued within a rural area, subject to compliance with the applicable Chatham-Kent Zoning By-law.

A kennel is defined in the Responsible Animal Ownership By-law as: "a lot, building, structure or establishment in which four or more dogs are housed, boarded or bred, and is licensed."

Where can I apply for a Kennel Licence?

Complete the Kennel Licence Application and email it to the Licensing Department at or drop it off at any Municipal Office.

Kennel Licence Process

For a listing of Kennel Standards, please click on kennel standards.