You must have a kennel licence if you are operating a dog boarding business or kennel in Severn. 

How to apply

Please complete the online Kennel Licence Application. Once approved, you can pick up your licence at our Administration Office (1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Complete the Kennel Licence Application

Applying by mail

You can also apply by mail:

  1. Make your cheque out to “Township of Severn”
  2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope
  3. Print a copy of the application and enclose your completed application, cheque, and self-addressed stamped envelope and mail to:

Township of Severn
PO Box 159
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 6J3

Application fees

It costs $150 for a dog kennel licence. The annual application fee is payable by debit, cash, or cheque.

Renewing your licence

You must reapply for a dog kennel licence every year because they expire annually.

Dog sled kennels

If you're operating a dog sled kennel, you need to purchase an annual kennel licence. In order to keep dogs healthy and safe, you must follow these requirements when tying up or tethering sled dogs:

  • the dog must have a least 2 metres of unrestricted movement
  • the dog cannot suffer injury as a result of the tethering
  • the tethering leash must have at least one swivel point so that the dog can move around 360 degrees