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Dog licences

If you have a dog over 4 months old, you must have a licence for it and the person to whom the licence is issued must be over 16 years of age.

What type of licence do you need?

  • Individual dog licence –  covers one dog for a period of 12 months
  • General  dog licence –  for owners of kennels for a period of 12 months
  • Lifetime of the dog licence –  for the lifetime of the dog for which the licence is issued

Dogs which do not require a licence

  • Guide dogs for the blind do not require licensing 
  • Dogs which are in the country for less than 30 days do not require licensing.
License options Fee
Individual   €20
General   €400
Lifetime   €140

How to apply

Enviroment Section
Westmeath County Council,
Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath.