By-laws (in French only)

Règlement sur le contrôle des animaux CO-2008-523
Règlement sur la tarification CO-2016-946

New medal, new portal!

Longueuil has recently adopted a new platform,, to offer independent management of your license for animals.

When you purchase or renew your license, you will receive a new permanent medal. Equipped with an integrated microchip, this medal is associated with an online account, enabling you to:

  • pay directly;
  • keep track of your pet's health record;
  • add a digital profile with your pet's photo;
  • download documents to your folder;
  • receive renewal notices.

Following the entry into force of the amendment to by-law CO-2008-523, a license is now valid from January 1 to December 31 of the same year and must be renewed annually. In addition, any license valid on October 4 2017 will see its renewal date pushed back to December 31 2018.

What should you do? (documents in French only)


Prohibited dog breeds

Since October 1, 2016, Longueuil prohibits any new pitbull and pitbull mixes on its entire territory. The current owners of these types of dogs must comply with a series of measures specified in the regulation.

In addition, dogs 20 kg and over now have to wear a halter or harness when they are outside the property while the pitbull must be fitted with a basket muzzle (a. 34.2).

Photos showing a halter and harness on a dog

The regulation came into effect on July 13, 2016.

Consult the regulation's codification administrative (in French only).


It is forbidden to keep, maintain or possess, including for purposes of sale or reproduction, a pitbull. Meaning:

  1. a purebred bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier

  2. a hybrid dog from a breed of dog mentioned in paragraph 1 and a dog of another race

  3. a mixed-breed dog that has substantial characteristics of a dog of a breed mentioned in paragraph 1

Despite this prohibition, it is permitted to keep, maintain or own at most 2 pitbulls in a dwelling unit or on the same property if its guardian has obtained a pitbull license before October 1, 2016.


Pets are animals belonging to species that have long been domesticated and that live with people in their homes for companionship or pleasure, or as assistance animals.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of animals that are considered to be pets: dogs, cats, birds in the budgie and parakeet category, aquarium turtles, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and ferrets. Only fish do not count.


Please refer to the by-law clauses covering nuisances related to dogs and cats.

Inside a single dwelling unit or on a single property, pet owners or sitters may keep up to 5 animals:

  • a maximum of 2 dogs
  • no more than 3 cats

Pet licences mandatory

medal for dogs and cats Dog or cat owners or sitters must purchase licences for their pets.

This license is valid for a period of 12 months, from January to December of the same year, is non refundable and is only valid for the animal for which it was issued.

The licencing fees are as follows:

  • $35 a year for a non-sterilized dog
  • $30 a year for a sterilized dog
  • $10 a year for a non-sterilized cat
  • $5 a year for a sterilized cat
  • free for a guide dog or a certified assistance dog

Licences for guide dogs are valid for their lifetime.

Any application for the renewal of a pitbull license must be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. proof of vaccination against pitbull rabies, which can not be older than 3 years
  2. a certificate from a veterinarian stating that the pitbull is not dangerous

An apple green medal will be given to the animal keeper and must be worn by the pitbull in addition to the regular medal.

Owners of pets that have lost or damaged their license may obtain a replacement upon presentation of proof of payment of the initial license. A $3 fee applies.

Ville de Longueuil may seize the license worn by a dog other than the dog for which it was issued.

Animal management

Services Animaliers de la Rive-SudThe management of animals in the territory of Longueuil is covered by Services Animaliers de la Rive-Sud.

Lost pets

The custodian of an animal lost and impounded may take possession of it 3 days after its capture, if the animal can be identified, otherwise 1 day (a. 60) Catching, board or veterinary fees must be paid. Any request to find a lost animal should be addressed to 450 463-7090.

Where can you walk your dog?

You can walk your dog in all Longueuil parks, except Parc Michel-Chartrand and Parc de l'Île-Charron, including the beach.

However, dogs are not allowed in play areas, children's playground areas, on bike paths, sports fields, skating rinks, slopes and within the limits of a recreational equipment.

They are also prohibited in conservation areas of Parc de la Cité and Boisé Du Tremblay other than the paths that are maintained there.

Moreover, 4 conditions must be respected:

  • keep your dog on a leash of a maximum length of 2 m at all times (a. 34)
  • any dog that weighs more than 20 kg must wear a halter or a harness, unless it is a guide or assistance dog
  • pitbulls must wear a basket type muzzle and be with a guardian who is at least 18 years old (a. 34)
  • pick up after your dog

For legal purposes, always refer to the official text of by-laws.

Purchase and renewal of licenses

Applications to renew pitbull licenses can only be made in person in the presence of the pitbull at Services Animaliers de la Rive-Sud.

How to purchase or renew a license?

Online at or at purchase locations.

For the opening hours of purchase locations, select the building in question.

In Greenfield Park

In Saint-Hubert

In Vieux-Longueuil

Enforcement of the by-law

The police are responsible for enforcing this by-law.

The above information text summarizes the main provisions of this by-law. It in no way replaces the official text adopted by Ville de Longueuil City Council. For legal purposes, always refer to the official text of the by-law (in French only).

Wild animals

If you come across a wild animal, the first thing to do is to try to scare them off. For tips and techniques, visit the website of the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs.