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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.
Download the Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (PDF 266KB)
To get more information on general care for Animals, click here for the Animal General Care Brochure.
Find out what you need to know if you own a dog, including licensing information, tips for training and links to pet related services.
Find information related to licensing, finding lost pets and dealing with nuisance cats.
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 Urban Beekeeping in Grande Prairie, click here.
If your concern is related to an animal other than a dog or cat, please contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
Deer, moose, coyotes
Wildlife Act of Alberta
Rats, pigeons, muskrats, skunks, racoons, exotic animals (imported snakes etc.)
Agricultural Pests Act
Animal Control Bylaw
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
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.
Migratory Birds Convention Act, Wildlife Act of Alberta
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