Important Notice

February 1, 2022 The Animal Care Review Board (ACRB) is continuing to have case conferences by teleconference and hearings by video conference, teleconference or in writing. If you are not able to proceed with a matter, please contact to reschedule.

ACRB: Contact the ACRB

Contact the ACRB Important Notice:Effective March 13, 2020, all front-line counter services are closed to the public until further notice. Telephone Contact Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday To file an application, you can email your application to For more information, visit Forms and Filing. If you have any questions about […]

ACRB: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions This page is intended to provide general information and is specific to the time when it is first issued. Please keep in mind that the ACRB’s staff cannot provide you with legal advice. If you wish to obtain legal advice, you should consult a person licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. Appeals […]

ACRB: Legislation and Rules

Legislation and Rules Legislation The following is a list of legislation and regulations related to the Animal Care Review Board (ACRB). Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019 Rules of Practice Common Rules of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, Animal Care Review Board, and Fire Safety Commission (effective October 2, 2017) Effective October 2, 2017, the Licence […]

ACRB: Forms

Forms Our office at 20 Dundas St. W, Suite 503, Toronto is no longer in service. Until further notice, the following changes are in place for submitting documents through mail. If you submit by mail or courier, you will experience processing delays. Mail should be addressed to: Animal Care Review Board 15 Grosvenor Street, Ground […]

ACRB: Decisions, Orders and Reconsiderations

Decisions, Orders and Reconsiderations Issuing Decisions After the hearing, the tribunal member(s) hearing the appeal or application will deliberate and issue a decision with written reasons that explain why the ACRB reached its decision. The ACRB sends a copy of the decision to both parties. Public Access to Decisions Decisions are also posted on the […]

ACRB: Case Conferences and Hearings

Case Conferences and Hearings Note: Documents you submit to the board are available to the public on request subject to limited exceptions. Case Conferences Overview The first step of the appeal process involves a case conference with both parties (the owner/custodian of the animal and representative of the Chief Animal Welfare Inspector). The case conference […]

ACRB: About the ACRB

About the ACRB Introduction The Animal Care Review Board (ACRB) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency. The ACRB resolves disputes and conducts hearings regarding animal welfare, including hearing appeals of orders and decisions of the Chief Animal Welfare Inspector and other animal welfare inspectors. Powers of the ACRB Under the authority of the Provincial Animal Welfare […]

ACRB: Appeals and Applications

IMPORTANT: Change of Mailing Address Our office at 20 Dundas St. W, Suite 503, Toronto is no longer in service. Please send all forms, supporting materials and correspondence to the mailing address below: PO Box 250 Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N3 Some forms and documents may temporarily contain old addresses. Please disregard the old addresses and […]