Dog Fine Payment

You must pay a dog fine to the local authority.

You may be subject to a dog fine if you commit one of the offences below. You can be issued with an on-the-spot fine by a litter warden or dog warden appointed by your local authority or by a member of the Gardaí. If you are convicted of an offence, you may also be required by the court to pay the local authority's costs and expenses investigating the offence and incurred in bringing the prosecution.

 

Offence

Fines

Penalty

No dog licence

On-the-spot fine: €100 paid to Carlow County Council

Failure to pay on-the-spot fines can lead to prosecution in District Court with a maximum fine of €2,500 and/or 3 months' imprisonment

No identification on dog

On-the-spot fine: €100 paid to Carlow County Council

Failure to pay on-the-spot fines can lead to prosecution in District Court with a maximum fine of €2,500 and/or 3 months' imprisonment

Stray dog

Dog shelter re-claim fee of €20 or more depending on the duration of the dogs stay in the shelter.

The shelter will hold a dog for at least 5 days. Dogs not re-claimed from the dog shelter within 5 days may be put down, rehomed or transferred to an animal welfare group.

Dog not kept under control

On-the-spot fine of €100 paid to Carlow County Council

Failure to pay on-the-spot fines can lead to prosecution in District Court with a maximum fine of €2,500 and/or 3 months' imprisonment

Breach of bye-laws (setting out times when dog may be unleashed in public)

Fines up to €2,500 on conviction.

 

Dog fouling public place

Owners/handlers who do not dispose of dog faeces in a responsible manner may receive an on-the-spot fine of €150.

Failure to pay on-the-spot fines can lead to prosecution in District Court with a maximum fine of €4,000 and €600 per day for continuing offences on summary conviction

How to Pay a Dog Fine?

Payment of dog fines can be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque or Postal Order. Cash should NOT be sent by post.

All Payments can be made to:

Carlow Cash Desk,
Motor Tax Office,
County Buildings,
Athy Rd,
Carlow,
R93 E7R7

Contact Carlow Cash Desk on 059 9170341 to pay over the phone from 9.30am up to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

Carlow Cash Desk Opening Hours

Payments can be made in person during the cash desk opening hours Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm.

How do I Find my Missing Dog?

If your dog has strayed or is missing, you should contact the local dog shelter directly to check if your dog is there. Before you collect it, you will have to pay a re-claim fee and produce a current dog licence. If you do not have a current dog licence, you must get one before collecting your dog.

Enquires in relation to seized dogs should be made to:

Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter
Garryduff,
Paulstown,
County Kilkenny,
R95 WK68

Phone: 059 9726785

Email: info@carlowkilkennyds.ie