From 3 October 2011 the following changes apply:
1. Single Dog Licence - £12.50 per year unless:
Applicants who are 65 or over do not need to pay a fee to licence one dog normally kept in their possession. If the applicant is 65 or over and has more than one dog, that applicant is eligible for a cheaper licence fee of £5 for each additional dog.
Applicants will also be eligible for a reduced rate licence if they are in receipt of certain benefits at the date on which they apply for the licence. Qualifying Benefits are Income Support or Housing Benefit. Proof of Benefits may be required.
Finally, the £5 licence fee is also available where the dog concerned has been neutered. A Veterinary certificate may be required.
2. Block Licence
The cost of a Block Licence will increase to £32.00 per year. There is no reduction on this fee.
Under the terms of the Dogs (Licensing and Identification) Regulations (NI) 2012:
From April 2012 Larne Borough Council will not issue a licence unless the dog has been implanted with a microchip that has been registered on a data base with the owners details.
This will not apply if the keeper of the dog produces to the council a certificate signed by a veterinary surgeon to the effect that implantation (or continued implantation) of a microchip in the dog would have an adverse effect on the health of the dog.
For further information in relation to micro-chipping your dog please contact Environmental Warden at Smiley Buildings or by telephoning 028 2827 2313
- Dog Licence Application Form & Guidance Notes- 16/02/2012
- Dog Licence Block Application - 16/02/2012
- EH - Application for Refund of Dog Licence Fee- 13/10/2011
- EH-Dog Breeding Establishments Application Form- 25/05/2007