Dog owners warned wardens to check licenses in several Wicklow locations

Dog wardens will be visiting locations throughout the county.

Myles BuchananWicklow People

WICKLOW County Council is advising dog owners to ensure their pets are licensed as dog wardens will be visiting several locations over the coming weeks.

Failure to produce a current Dog Licence may result in the issue of a €100 on-the-spot fine.

An Individual Dog Licence (€20 per annum) or a lifetime licence (€140) may be purchased at your local post office or on-line at

A General Dog Licence costing €400 may be purchased from Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow town, by telephoning 0404-20236.

In the coming weeks Dog Wardens will be calling to the owners of unlicensed dogs at Bray, Greystones, Delgany, Kilmacanogue, Enniskerry, Roundwood, Laragh, Annamoe, Ashford, Rathnew, Kilcoole, Kilpedder Newtownmountkennedy and Newcastle.

It’s also important to note that dogs must be kept under reasonable control at all times. All dogs must be microchipped and registered. In addition, they must wear a collar engraved with their owner's name and address.

Always poop-scoop after your dog and keep footpaths, roads, parks and beaches clean.

Spay or neuter your dog to prevent unwanted puppies.