Dog license fee climbs

The countdown is on for Lake Country and North Westside dog owners to renew their dog license for 2016.

The countdown is on for Lake Country and North Westside dog owners to renew their dog license for 2016.

Monday is the last day they can renew for the annual license fee of $20 for a dog that’s spayed or neutered or $60 if it isn’t.  Starting Tuesday, all renewals will have a $20 late fee added.  As well, owners could be faced with a $300 fine for not having a valid license.

Thousands of dog owners have already renewed using the convenient and secure www.regionaldistrict.com/doglicense online program to pay their 2016 fee.

“Renewing online allows dog owners to log in using their account number and access code that’s on the renewal notice mailed to them in early January,” said Bruce Smith, with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

“Or they can register for an account with our virtual district office and follow the instructions to complete the payment transaction. With your online access, you can update your contact information and check the status of your license account at any time. And for those who haven’t already, they can also purchase a new license for their pet.”

Dog owners can also renew their license in person by taking the renewal notice to the regional district office in Kelowna or the Lake Country municipal office.