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Dog Licences

License your dog online

Our online dog licencing service is provided through Council Direct.

How to license your dog

You can license your dog online. You need to register your details on the system to be able to log in to the dog licensing service.

You can call us on 03000 132 132 and pay for your licence (if you pay a fee) over the phone.


When you apply for your dog licence, you must also show that your dog has been microchipped.

Microchipping involves having an identification tag inserted painlessly into your dog, making the job of returning pets to their owners much easier should they stray or get lost.

Licence fees

The fees for different types of licence are:

Type of Licence Fee

Assistance Dog


Over 65 (first dog)


Over 65 (subsequent dogs)


Concessionary rate (income support, housing benefit)


Neutered Dog


Normal Licence


Block Licence


Remember: even if you do not have to pay a fee for your licence, the law says you must still have a licence for your dog.