The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will support non-expiring dog tags in most of its areas. The tags allow for licence renewal without replacing the physical tags. (Contributed)

Non-expiring dog tags supported by Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Licences can now be renewed without physically replacing tags

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering non-expiring tags for dog owners in most of its electoral areas.

The dog control bylaw was amended earlier this year to support non-expiring dog tags. This means dog owners will be able to renew their licences without having to replace the physical tags.

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“This amendment improves the convenience of renewing dog licences for residents,” said Karla Kozakevich, chair of the regional district board. “It is also an environmentally friendly alternative. Instead of having to affix a new tag and dispose of the old one, you can renew and pay for the licence online and keep the same tag.”

Dog licences are valid Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each year. If a tag is lost, damaged or destroyed, replacement tags may be purchased.

All electoral areas except Electoral Area H are affected by this bylaw change.

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