FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Questions about: Animals | Water | General


Are there any “off-leash” parks or areas in the Town of Comox?

There are currently no “off-leash” parks, fields or areas within the Town of Comox boundary. For nearby areas with off-leash space for dogs click here.

Where are the Doggy Dog Bag Stations in Comox?

Please help keep our parks clean and respect fellow users by picking up after your pet. Here is a list of Doggie Doo Station locations in Comox or stop by Town Hall for your complimentary bag:

  • NORTH EAST WOODS – Torrence Avenue
  • COMOX VALLEY LION’S PARK – in Beckton Estates
  • CROTEAU ROAD – beach access
  • COMOX MARINA – East and West side
  • COMOX HARBOUR AUTHORITY – building at beginning of pier walkway
  • JANE PLACE – beach access
  • EDGEWATER PUB – walkway
  • FILBERG ROAD – beach access
  • FORRESTER AVENUE – detention pond

Who do I call if I have a complaint about a dog?

Call the SPCA at phone: 250-339-7722 &/or the Town of Comox Bylaw Enforcement Officer at phone: 250-339-2202.

When & how do I purchase a licence for my dog?

A licence is required each calendar year for all dogs (by Town of Comox Bylaw) once the dog reaches six months of age. You can purchase the annual licence (this is based on the calendar year – Jan 1st through Dec 31st) at either Comox Town Hall or the SPCA. The fees are:

Spayed and Neutered Dogs = $10.00 (fee is reduced on Aug 1st to $5.00 for the remainder of year)

Unspayed and unneutered Dogs = $30.00 (fee is reduced on Aug 1st to $15.00 for the remainder of year)

How do I report a live wild animal such as a bear, cougar?

Phone the CONSERVATION OFFICE REPORTING LINE at phone: 1-877-952-7277

How do I report a marina mammal that is either sick, injured, distressed or dead?

MARINE MAMMAL INCIDENT REPORTING HOTLINE: Fisheries & Oceans Canada @ 1-800-465-4336

ABANDONED SEAL PUPS: Vancouver Aquarium 1- 604-258-7325

How do I report an injured animal?

Phone the CONSERVATION OFFICE REPORTING LINE at phone: 1-877-952-7277

How do I report a dead animal such as a deer, rabbit or racoon?

  • If it is located within the Town of Comox boundary - on public property: phone the Comox Town Hall at phone: 250-339-2202 – the Town’s Public Works Dept. will pick it up.
  • If it is located within the Town of Comox boundary - on private property: You will have to remove it and dispose of it at the CVRD Waste Management Faciity (2400 Bevan Road in Cumberland, phone: 250-334-6000 for information).
  • If it is located outside the Town of Comox boundary: Phone the jurisdiction that it is located in; City of Courtenay 250-334-4441 or the Comox Valley Regional District 250-334-6000 and they can advise you on their procedure.

How do I report a dead crow?

Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus from birds to people. Although the virus isn’t transmitted from animals to humans, avoid handling dead birds with your bare hands. If you find a dead bird with a leg band, record the letters and numbers and contact the Ministry of Environment at 1-866-431-2473.

For more information you can click on the following link from the BC Government Wild Bird Mortality Investigation Protocol


For questions relating to water services, metering, Excessive Use Charges and more, click here.


Who do I contact regarding the Comox Nautical Days event?

This event is run by a volunteer committee their contact info is as follows:

David Stevenson (Nautical Days Coordinator) Email: nauticaldays@telus.net

Paul Baal (Craft Booth Coordinator) Phone: 250-335-3265 Email: pbaal@telus.net

Parade Coordinator Email: nauticaldays@telus.net

Food Booth Coordinator Email: nauticaldays@telus.net

Click Here to visit Nautical Days Website.

Who do I contact regarding the Filberg Festival event?

General Inquiries info@filbergfestival.com

Media Inquiries media@filbergfestival.com

See their website for more information filbergfestival.com

Can I light/burn my “solid fuel heating device”?

Solid Fuel heating device: means any fireplace, wood heater, woodstove, wood-fired boiler, coal-fired furnace, coal stove.

The Town Of Comox “Burn Line” (phone: 250-339-7775) operates from October 1st through April 1st each year. Call daily after 11 am to get that day’s notification of a BURN or NON-BURN advisory. This decision is made by the weather conditions. Compliance with this advisory is voluntary.

When can I make construction noise?

Mondays through Sunday from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

How do I report a street light out or problem?

Make note of the following:

  • What is the pole made of – is it steel, wood, or concrete?
  • What is the closest house/business street number?

Phone Town Hall at 250-339-2202 with this information and be prepared to leave your name, phone number and address.

Do I need a Business Licence?

YES, if you are doing any business, for-profit, within the Town of Comox.

See the Consolidated Business Licence Bylaw.

You may obtain a Business Licence Application here and click here to view other business support services available in the region.