All dogs must be licensed and microchipped
|Type of Licence||Fee|
|Over 65 (first dog)||Free|
|Over 65 (subsequent dogs)||£5.00|
|Concessionary rate (income support, housing benefit)||£5.00|
Licensing is considered to be an integral part of responsible dog ownership. The owner of an unlicensed dog may be issued with a £80 fixed penalty notice or prosecuted in court. The payment of a fixed penalty notice discharges any liability to conviction for that offence.
In court, the maximum penalty on conviction for keeping or taking possession of a dog without a licence is £1000. Anyone selling or giving another person a dog without ensuring that the other person has a licence also commits an offence (maximum penalty fine £1000).
Dog Control Team
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