Austria - Obtain Dog Licence
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
- To obtain a dog licence, you must go to the responsible authority in your area:
- The Municipal Office (Gemeindeamt)
- In statutory cities: the Magistrate (Magistrat)
- And in Vienna: the city cashier's office (Stadtkasse)
- Note: Contact links are provided below.
- Apply for a dog licence by completing and submitting an application.
- You may need to bring your dog's veterinary records and proof that you are the owner of the dog. For more information regarding documents needed to obtain a license, contact your local authority.
- Submit all required documents and pay the relevant tax.
You may need to bring your dog's veterinary records and proof that you are the owner of the dog. For more information regarding documents needed to obtain a license, contact your local authority.
Office Locations & Contacts
The Municipal Office: Gemeindeamt
In statutory cities: the Magistrate Magistrat
In Vienna: the city cashier's office Stadtkasse
By reaching the age of three months, all dogs must be registered by their owners with the responsible authority in Austria.
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Documents to Use
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In principle, all dog owners are required to pay a tax. In some municipalities, after payment of the relevant tax the dog owner receives a dog tag from the responsible authority.
Wearing the dog tag is not compulsory. However, in some municipalities there is a general obligation for dogs to wear their tags in public.
Beginning June 30, 2008, all dogs kept in Austria must be identified with a microchip. The chip has to be implanted by a veterinarian at the expenses of the dogs owner no later than the dog reaching the age of three months. The Federal Ministry of Health and Womens Affairs provides an Austrian-wide animal protection database for a transregional cooperation.
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Need for the Document
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Information which might help
There are legally prescribed obligations for dog owners by the Protection of Animals Act. As a minimum, a muzzle and a leash should always be brought along when the dog is taken for a walk outside.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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