Domestic animals


As of June 1, 2017, owners of pit bull-type dogs who have not completed the process to obtain a restricted right of possession can no longer receive this right for their dog in Brossard.

Number of dogs and cats allowed per dwelling.

  • Maximum of two (2) dogs

  • Maximum of three (3) cats

  • The total number of dogs and cats per dwelling must never exceed four (4).

It constitutes a nuisance and is prohibited for the occupant of a building to keep a number of animals exceeding that authorized by this By-Law.

Compulsory Licence

The guardian or the owner of a dog or cat must obtain a compulsory licence for the animal. This licence is valid for the period July 1st to June 30th of the following year, and must be renewed annually. The licensing form is available in the Uselful documents section, on this page’s right column. IMPORTANT: Please attach the proof of sterilization to the licensing form.
Tariff for Issuing a Licence
  • $35 for dogs

  • $20 for cats

  • The licence is free for a guide dog.

  • Discounts apply with proof of your animal's sterilization and microchipping.

The licence is non-refundable and is valid only for the animal for which it was issued. The guardian must ensure that the animal wears the tag issued by the City.

A guardian who has damaged or lost the animal's tag may obtain a duplicate at a cost of $10.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CAT LICENCES: A licence is also required for any cat that is allowed outside the building or house of its guardian. This licence can be replaced by implanting a microchip.

Purchase and Renewal of a Licence

Sign up or log on to emili, our new online platform, to fill out your dog or cat's licence renewal form. Please note that in all instances your pet's licence will be mailed to your home address within 10 days following your form completion.

There are thre ways for you to sigh up:

1. Directly on the new plateform emili


Already a member

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2. Residents who are at home when a city employee visits to read the water meter may purchase a licence for their animal at that time.

3. Animal tags are also available at the Services Brossard counter in the lobby of the city hall at 2001, boulevard de Rome.

Take note that in all cases, the tag will be sent tot you by mail.

Mandatory Sterilization

Important: all cats and all dogs within the city must be sterilized before June 30, 2017.
There are many advantages to sterilizing your animal.

  • Helps limit the overpopulation of domestic animals;

  • Significantly decreases cancers and uterine and ovarian diseases among female animals;

  • Significantly decreases aggressive behaviours, observed mainly among male animals.

The guardian of a cat or dog is not subject to the requirement to sterilize the animal if he or she is in one of the following situations:

  • The animal is under 6 months of age or is 10 years of age or older;

  • Sterilization is prohibited by a veterinarian for reasons of the health of the animal;

  • The cat is registered with the Canadian Cat Association (provide the pedigree at the time of issuance of the licence);

  • The dog is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (provide the pedigree at the time of issuance of the licence);

Restricted right of possession

September 2016 – Amendment to the By-Law on the Control of Animals | REG-219-05
(Consult the by-law in force, available in the right hand margin.)

The following breeds of dog are subject to a restricted right of possession:

  • Bull Terrier;

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier;

  • American Pit Bull Terrier;

  • American Staffordshire Terrier;

  • A hybrid dog bred from a dog of a race mentioned above and a dog of another race;

  • A mixed race dog that possesses the substantial characteristics of a dog of a race listed above;                 

“Restricted right of possession”
The right of an owner to continue to possess a dog covered by the prohibition of certain races and to be with his dog within the territory of Brossard, or by any other prohibition arising from a decision of the competent authority or a court..
(REG-219-04, A.1 (2016-07-13))

To retain the right to possess your animal within the Ville de Brossard, you must fulfil various conditions:

  • Obtain a valid dog licence no later than September 30, 2016 and renew it annually;

  • Meet the following conditions no later than December 1, 2016:

    • Produce a certificate from a veterinary doctor attesting that the animal has received a microchip implant, has been sterilized and is vaccinated against rabies;

  • Meet the following condition no later than June 30, 2017:

    • Deliver an attestation that you and your dog have followed and successfully completed an obedience course given by a recognized behavioural specialist.

    • Please send to the Ville de Brossard a copy of all required supporting documents, including your complete contact information (address, phone number, e-mail), by mail or in person at the Brossard Services counter:

      Hôtel de ville de Brossard
      2001 De Rome Boulevard
      Brossard, QC  J4W 3K5

 Do not neglect your obligations if you want the right to keep your dog in Brossard.

Important Reminder

When an animal subject to a restricted right of possession is off its property and travelling on public roads or in public places, in addition to being leashed, it must be wearing a basket muzzle. In addition, the dog's guardian must also post and maintain a written notice on his property which can be easily seen from public land and which bears the words “Attention – chien dangereux”, provided at the time of issue of the licence.
The restricted right of possession is nullified when the owner of the subject dog violates this regulation, when the subject dog is absent from Brossard for a duration of more than 9 months or upon the death of the dog. This right is not transferable from one owner to another or from one dog to another. Any dog having lost the benefits conferred by the restricted right of possession is prohibited within the city limits.

Canine exercise Area (Lautrec park)

The canine exercise area is specially equipped to accommodate dogs. This park is located at the corner of boulevard De Rome and Lautrec street in Brossard.

Certain rules must be respected in the park.

Dogs covered by the restricted right of possession and entered in the register are allowed access to the canine exercise area on the condition that such dogs wear a basket muzzle at all times.

TNRM Program

The well-being of stray cats is a collective responsibility. Abandoned by their guardian or born of generations of homeless cats, these cats reproduce quickly. In the absence of measures to limit their numbers, these animals are struggling for their survival.
To contribute to decreasing the number of fertile stray cats, the city has established a proactive and avant-garde plan. The Trap, Neuter, Release and Maintain in the community Program for stray cats (TNRM ) aims to limit the proliferation of feral cats in the city. With the help of participating citizens, hundreds of cats have been sterilized and released into their environment since the summer of 2013. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact Services Brossard or see the documentation available in the right hand margin.

Public Events

It is forbidden for any person to bring an animal to a public place during a celebration, an event or a public gathering, except in the case of a guide dog or during events specifically aimed at animals.

Infringement of the By-Law

Any violation of the by-law by a physical person is liable to a fine of $100 to $1,000. For a legal person, the minimum fine is $200 and can reach a maximum of $2,000. In the event of a repeat offence, the fines are doubled.

You wish to make a complaint? 

Contact the Longueuil Urban Agglomeration Police Department by dialing 450 463-7011, option 3.