Control of Dogs Act 1986

Offences and penalities.


F22[27.(1) A person who

(a) keeps or takes or transfers possession of a dog contrary to section 2 of this Act, or

(b) fails to comply with the provisions of section 9 (1) or 10 or subsection (1) or (2) of section 13 of this Act, or

(c) fails to produce a licence when requested so to do under section 16 of this Act, or

(d) is in breach of any bye-law under section 17 of this Act, or

(e) keeps a dog when he is disqualified for holding a licence under section 18 of this Act, or

(f) is in breach of any regulation under section 19 of this Act, or

(g) permits the carcase of any livestock to remain unburied contrary to section 24 of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F23[£1,500] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.]




Substituted (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act 1992 (13/1992), s. 9, S.I. No. 443 of 1998.


Substituted (10.07.2006) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 211(2), S.I. No. 361 of 2006. A fine of £1,500 converted (1.01.1999) to €1,904.61. This translates into a class C fine, not greater than €2,500, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.2023) by Statutory Instrument to Increase Fixed Payment Notices Under the Control of Dogs Act 2023 (S.I. No. 540 of 2023), in effect as per reg. 2.