Dog Control

Waterford City & County Council employ two full-time Dog Wardens to carry out its obligations under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986 in the city and county area.

Under the act, every dog must be licensed and kept under effective control and must have a collar bearing the owner’s name and address. Failure to do so can result in on-the-spot fines of €100 and further court fines of up to €2,500. During 2015, 8,286 Individual dog licences, 11 general dog licences and 22 lifetime licences were issued for dogs in the city and county area.

  • The Waterford City & County Dog Shelter offers an excellent rehoming service, through their Facebook page.
  • If you have lost your dog or wish to re-home a dog, please contact Waterford Dog Shelter using the details below.


    Control of Dogs Byelaws 2015
    Waterford City & County Council, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has made the Control of Dogs Bye-Laws 2015 for the regulation and control of dogs within it's administrative area. The Control of Dogs Bye-Laws 2015 makes provision for the imposition of fixed payment notices.

  • Control of Dogs Byelaws 2015

  • Contact the Dog Warden

    0761 10 20 20
    contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

    • Environment Department, 2nd Floor, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.
    • Environment Department, 2nd Floor, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.