County Council Branding

Dog Licences

Do you have a dog? If so, you need a licence - under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 all dog owners are required to have a dog licence.

Dog licences may be purchased from your local An Post office or online at the links below. A yearly Dog Licence costs €20.00 and a Lifetime Dog Licence costs €140 from your local Post Office. 


You can register your dog online:


Lifetime Dog Licence

English -

Gaeilge -


Annual Dog Licence

English -

Gaeilge -


  1. By clicking on the link for the required licence type, you will be brought to and asked to sign in or register for an account to continue
  2. If you don’t already have an account select Register and complete the short registration form and click the Register button
  3. You will receive an Account Activation email. Click on the Activate button in this email. You will be brought directly to the application form you selected
  4. Complete the form. Please note all compulsory fields, marked with a red asterisk, must be completed before you can pay for and submit your application
  5. When you submit the form and pay you will receive a confirmation email notification
  6. Your licence should issue to you by post within 10 working days
  7. A copy of your application is available to view by clicking My Applications


General Dog Licence for 10 or more dogs costs €400.00. 

General Dog Licence can only be purchased through the offices of Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co Meath, C15 Y291.


For more information, contact:

Environment Section, Meath County Council

Telephone: 046/9097204  or email 

or visit


View Frequently Asked Questions about Dogs

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