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Dog Licencing

It is a legal requirement that anyone in possession of a dog must hold a valid licence. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council works with Council Direct, where you can apply for your Dog Licence and renew it online.

Apply Online

Applying for or renewing your dog licence can be done online in two ways:


  1. Click the above 'Apply Online' button which will take you to Council Direct.

    If you are a new user, please register and click on the 'Verify My Account' link in your email.
    Once verified, log into Council Direct and click on 'Dog Licencing'.
    If you are renewing for the first time online, please select 'New Licence'.

  2. Via our citizen's app ANBorough 
    Register with the app and link your account.
    Select - My Council
    Dog Licencing
    Buy New Licence

Please note: Your dog must be microchipped to enable you to be granted a dog licence.

If you need any assistance with licencing your dog please E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or T. 028 9034 0160

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Useful Contacts

Dog Control

Enforcement Officer

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 028 90340160

Email Dog Control