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The Animal Control Section of Enforcement Services consists of Peace Officers who are responsible for the enforcement of City of Grande Prairie Bylaws as well as Provincial Statutes related to Animal Control.

Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (Bylaw C-1226)

Download the Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (PDF 266KB)

For more information on Animal General Care, click here for the brochure.

  • Bit by a Dog or Cat?

Want to report the incident? Click here to fill out the Animal Bite Witness Statement Form.

Dog Information

Find out what you need to know if you own a dog, including licensing information, tips for training and links to pet related services.

  • Dog at Large?

To report a dog running at large please contact Enforcement Services at 780-830-5790

  • Lost Pet?

If you have lost a dog please contact the Regional Pound at 780-830-0199. As a secondary option please visit the Grande Prairie SPCA website to view adoption photos. Your dog may have been released from the pound into the custody of the GP SPCA.


Cat Information

Find information related to licensing, finding lost pets and dealing with nuisance cats.

Animal Licenses

You can submit your Animal License application online at Muniportal or download the pdf by clicking into the title above. This form is only applicable if you are licensing your pet in Grande Prairie.

To access more information about Animal Licensing, click here for the brochure.



For Animal Limit Exemptions, click here for the application.

For information about Bees and Beekeeping in Grande Prairie, click here.

Other Animals

If your concern is related to an animal other than a dog or cat, please contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife.

Organization Responsible  Telephone Contact  Animal of Concern   Pest Control Legislation
Alberta Fish & Wildlife



Deer, moose, coyotes

Wildlife Act of Alberta

Enforcement Services


Rats, pigeons, muskrats, skunks, racoons, exotic animals (imported snakes etc.)  

Agricultural Pests Act

Enforcement Services


 Dogs, Cats

Animal Control Bylaw 

Enforcement Services


 Residents feeding wildlife

Noise and Nuisance Bylaw 

Parks Operations - IPM


Insect pests, noxious weeds and plant diseases on public lands

Weed Control Act, Plant Protection Act, Agricultural Pests Act and City Service Levels 

Parks Operations - Muskoseepi


Beaver and Muskrat in Muskoseepi and Crystal Lake Parks Only

Not protected species



Beaver and Muskrat in storm ponds

Not protected species 

Fleet Maintenance


Insects and rodents in Civic buildings/performed under contract

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Alberta Code of Practice for Pesticides 

RCMP and Enforcement Services


Stray Livestock (cows, bison and horses) 

Stray Animals Act 

Discretion of Landowner


Magpies, Crows, Ravens, English Sparrow

Not protected, trapping only 

Control not permitted in the City. Hunting Permit required.


 Geese, ducks

Migratory Birds Convention Act, Wildlife Act of Alberta



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Last updated: 3/28/2016 12:56:58 PM