Animal Regulation Bylaws

Bylaw Enforcement

Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Services is responsible for animal care and control services in the City of Coquitlam.

Coquitlam’s animal care and control bylaws focus on responsible pet ownership, encompassing both public safety and good animal welfare. The most common bylaws that regulate the keeping and care of pets in our community are:


With the exception of animal sheltering services provided to the City of Port Moody and the City of Port Coquitlam, we provide services for the City of Coquitlam only. Port Moody and Port Coquitlam stray animals are housed at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, but we do not respond to Port Moody or Port Coquitlam bylaw enforcement concerns or complaints. 

  • Please contact Port Moody Bylaw Enforcement directly at 604-469-4541 for requests for service in Port Moody.
  • Please contact Port Coquitlam Bylaw Enforcement directly at 604-927-5440 for requests for service in Port Coquitlam.

For more information about bylaw enforcement and animal services in surrounding communities, please contact the City or Village responsible for services in your area:

  • Anmore
    Village of Anmore 604-469-9877

  • Belcarra
    Village of Belcarra 604-937-4100

  • Port Moody
    City of Port Moody Bylaw Enforcement 604-469-4541
    • The Coquitlam Animal Shelter accepts stray animals found in Port Moody.
  • Port Coquitlam
    City of Port Coquitlam Bylaw Enforcement 604-927-5440
    • The Coquitlam Animal Shelter accepts stray animals found in Port Coquitlam.