Under the provisions of the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, the Local Authority is responsible for the control of dogs in the County of Roscommon.
All dog owners are required by law to have a current dog licence. A person may purchase an annual dog licence, a lifetime licence or general dog licence.
|Licence Type||Purchase from||Cost|| |
|Dog Licence||Local Post Office||€20.00||Annually|
|Lifetime Dog Licence||Local Authority||€140.00||Licence for lifetime of the dog|
|General Dog Licence||Local Authority||€400.00||Annually for an unspecified number of dogs|
Below are the Charges with effect from 1st January 2014
|Cost of re-claiming a restricted breed||€100 + Kennel Charge |
|Cost of re-claiming a dog ||€10( if already have dog licence but no microchip) + Kennel Charge|
|Cost of re-claiming a dog ||€30 ( if no dog licence or micro-chip) + Kennel Charge|
|Cost of re-homing||€50 (includes micro-chipping and dog licence)|
|Surrender Fee ||€50 per dog|
|Kennel Charge||€15 per day from 2nd day onwards|
|RCC Will not re-home a restricted breed|| |
The Dog Breeding Establishments Act was enacted in 2010. A “Dog Breeding Establishment” means a premises at which bitches are kept, not less than 6 of which are-
a) More than 6 months old, and
b) Capable of being used for breeding purposes, but shall not include a local authority dog pound.
Refer to Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines issued by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
· Registration of Dog Breeding Establishments
· Lifetime Dog Licence Application Form
· General Dog Licence Application Form.
General Licence Application Form.pdf (size 51.1 KB)
Lifetime Dog Licence Application Form.pdf (size 51.1 KB)
Application Form to Register for Dog Breeding Est-Further Applicants.pdf (size 13.2 KB)
Application Form to Register for Dog Breeding Est.pdf (size 18.8 KB)
Dog Breeding Guidelines.pdf (size 148 KB)
Roscommon County Council Policy on Control of Dogs and Dog Breeding Establishments.pdf (size 419.7 KB)
Dog Breeding Establishment Public Register.pdf (size 197.4 KB)
For further information, contact are available from Corporate Services Section.
Contact: Corporate Services Section Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, County Roscommon, F42 VR98. Telephone: (090) 6637156
Dog Pound Opeining Hours.pdf (size 225.5 KB)
Roscommon County Council operates a service contract with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (F.S.A.I.). Under this contract Roscommon County Council has agreed to provide veterinary supervision of the domestic abattoirs and Stand Alone Meat Manufacturing Plant in the county. The Food Safety Authority is a national regulatory body responsible for protecting consumers by ensuring that food consumed, distributed, marketed or produced in Ireland meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene. The supervision of abattoirs is carried out by the County Veterinary Officer Michael Leyden, and Temporary Veterinary Inspectors (T.V.I.). All animals are inspected ante-mortem to ensure they are healthy and fit for slaughter and the traceability is verified. All slaughtered animals are inspected post-mortem to ensure the meat is fit for human consumption. All passed meat is stamped with a health mark consisting of a triangle with the word approved, the county letters RN and the approval number of the premises where it was killed. Locally produced meat is a high quality, fully traceable product from young animals with a short food chain from farm to fork.
Contact: Michael Leyden
Corporate Services Section
Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, County Roscommon, F42 VR98.
Telephone: 090 6637382