Department of Rural and Community Development
Published on 10 September 2018
Last updated on 17 February 2022
If you own a dog then you must have a dog licence.
You can purchase an annual (€20) or lifetime (€140) licence for your dog at your local Post Office or you can buy one online at licences.ie.
You must be over 16 years of age to purchase a dog licence. Puppies under four months don’t need a licence unless they are taken away from their mother.
If you own a kennel with multiple dogs, then you must buy a general dog licence
from your local authority.
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