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Dog Licensing

To validly hold a dog licence a person must be over 16 years of age, and not banned from keeping a dog under Section 18 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986.

The following dog licences are available from Cork City Council:

Annual Dog Licence:  €20.00.  It lasts one year and is non-transferable.

Lifetime Dog Licence:  €140.00, covering the entire lifespan of the dog, however short or long that might be.  It is non-transferable. 

Group Dog Licence:  €400.00, for packs of dogs numbering 20 or more.  The licence lasts one year.  Note, dogs licensed under the Group Licence must be kennelled at the same address. 

Online Dog LIcensing

Online Dog Licensing:  To purchase any of the above licences online please click here:


If you have any queries with regard to dog licences please contact the Recreation, Amenity & Sport office at 021 4924731 / 4924333 or

Only dogs resident within the City of Cork should be registered on this online facility. 

Annual and Group Dog Licences are also available from all branches of An Post.