Apply for a dog walker permit

If you’re walking five to eight dogs at a time in a leash-free zone, you’ll need a dog walker permit. Commercial dog walkers are permitted to use leash-free zones Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fee for one dog walker permit is $300.36 for Mississauga residents and $330.43 for non-residents. For each additional dog walker associated with the original permit, there’s a charge of $60.07 for Mississauga residents or $66.12 for non-residents.

To apply for a permit, fill out the dog walker permit application and submit it via email to

What happens next

You will receive an email with your client barcode and PIN number. Use these to register your permit online or in-person at your local community centre.

How long it takes

It usually takes about a week after you register for your permit card to be issued. You should receive your permit card and a copy of the Terms and Conditions by mail.

Contact us

If you need more information about your permit, call 905-615-4100 and choose option one or email