All dogs over four months old are required to be licensed, with the exception of Guide dogs.
Licences are available from any Post Office or online at www.licences.ie. Annual licences cost €20 per year, and lifetime licences cost €140 which cover the lifetime of the dog.
With effect from 31st March 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered on an approved database.
The Control of Dogs Act 1986 requires owners to:
Penalties are in place for those who do not comply with Dog Control Regulations.
Cork City Council Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries By-Laws 2011 require that a dog brought into a park, cemetery or open space in Cork City borough, and while on any property owned by the Cork City Council, whether in the City or County must: