Animal Protection Services
The Animal Protection Services Department oversees the dog licencing program and is responsible for the oversight of all animal-related bylaws.
In addition, this department liaises with the City’s contracted - Animal Services provider, BC SPCA. The BC SPCA provides a full-range of animal services including operating Richmond’s animal shelter, enforcing Richmond’s animal regulation bylaws, and patrolling of parks and school grounds.
Further, this department also oversees Community Bylaw contracts related to City owned parking meters and vehicle towing on public property, in addition to adjudicating animal–related tickets.