Town of Crossfield
1005 Ross Street
PO Box 500
Animal control is the responsibility of all pet owners. All dogs within the Town limits must be licensed. Cat(s) are not required to have a license.
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Dog Tags are now available.
The fee for a dog tag is $26 for altered dog, and $41 for unaltered dog. Licenses are valid from January to December and must be renewed yearly.
Failure to renew or register your dog may result in fines. Dog License Application form can be printed out and sent in along with payment, or you may wish to stop by the Town Administration Office during business hours.
Please refer to our Parks and Pathways for more information and locations for dog friendly parks and off leash areas. Doggie clean up stations are located around Town, please remember to clean up after your pet.
At the December 20, 2017 regular Council meeting Council approved a motion to proceed with a 1 year Urban Hen Pilot Program starting January 31, 2017 and ending January 31, 2018 using the Guidelines and Regulations as prepared by Administration and accepted by Council.
A few highlights from the Guidelines and Regulations are as follows:
A person may apply to keep no more than three (3) urban hens in a single property.
No rooster will be permitted.
The owner must be 18 years of age or older.
Hens kept on the property are for personal use only.
No person shall keep a hen or hens on a parcel in a single family residential zone having an area less than 464.52 m2 (5,000 ft2).
Every building (coop) or enclosure used to accommodate hens must be:
a) located in the rear yard of the lot behind the dwelling;
b) a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft) from the principal building
c) a minimum of 1.0 m (3.3 ft) from any property line;
d) a maximum of 10 sq m (107.6sq ft) in size;
e) located at ground level, and a maximum of 2.0 m (6.5 ft) in height;
The maximum number of urban hen licenses that may be issued in the Town for the period that the Urban Pilot Program is in force shall be fifteen (15). Each subsequent year, and if the program is approved to continue, the maximum number of hen licenses that may be issued shall be one hen license per one hundred (100) persons based on the population of the Town of Crossfield as determined in the most recent census.
The Town is collecting names of interested residents, who meet all the criteria as set out in the Urban Hen Pilot Project Guidelines and Regulations who wish to participate in this program.
For Wildlife or Pest concerns residents may wish to contact;