Business and dog license renewal deadlines are coming up for Parksville residents.
Renewal forms will be mailed to residents and businesses early next month and may be paid at that time, according to a release from the City of Parksville.
Business licences renewals are due Jan. 31, 2022 and can be paid the following ways:
- Credit card (Visa or Mastercard) payments on the city’s website.
- By mail (PO Box 1390, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H3)
- Dropbox at City Hall (100 Jensen Avenue East)
- In-person at City Hall (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Business licence fees which remain unpaid after Jan. 31 will be subject to fines, the city said.
Dog licence fees are also due by Jan. 31, 2022. Dog owners who do not receive a mailed notice in December can purchase one in person from City Hall and the BC SPCA (open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.)
“The main benefit of licensing is the quick return of dogs should they become lost. As well, fees collected help to offset the cost to maintain our off-leash dog park, provide bags and dispensers throughout the city and provide bylaw enforcement to handle public safety concerns of stray, off-leash and dangerous dogs,” reads the release.
All dogs six months and older must wear a municipal dog tag, which must be renewed yearly, according to the city.
Rates for tags are as follows:
By January 31: Spayed/neutered – $20; not spayed/neutered – $30
After January 31: Spayed/neutered – $25; not spayed/neutered – $35