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Registration of a pet dog in Uttar Pradesh

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Introduction: Pet Dog

For all dog lovers, in a recent update regarding pet dogs, just like in other parts of India, the Uttar Pradesh Government has made it mandatory to register our furry friends and obtain a license for the same. This amendment comes in light of the recent spike in incidents involving stray dogs attacking kids and causing some deaths as well. Hence the UP government has decided to incur strict norms regarding those who own pet dogs.

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Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Government banned the following breeds- Rottweilers, Bull Dogs and Dogo Argentino. These breeds are considered ferocious and those who still own them shall not be granted a license or registration of the pet. It was also stated that it is essential for dog owners to sterilize their pets as a mandate to obtain a license. 

The initiative was first recognized in Lucknow post and other parts of the state started following the law and instructed all pet owners to obtain a license. 

The Procedure for Pet Dog Registration-

For an annual registration cost of Rs. 500, any pet owner can register their animals from the comfort of their own home. The authority will be in charge of having each registered pet vaccinated against rabies after registration. To receive a license for a pet dog, the applicant must speak with their local civic agencies (municipal, corporation, or local body) in their region.

For the area of NOIDA, a pet owner app called Noida Authority Pet Registration (NAPR) was also released by the Noida Authority. The software was introduced to simplify pet registration and reduce dog bite incidents. If the owner does not pick up after the pet, the neighbours may also complain. The play store is where the app may be downloaded. 

  • To obtain a license for a pet dog, the applicant should contact the civic organisations (municipal corporation/local body) in their area.
  • Visit the appropriate office.
  • Visit the appropriate authority at the workplace. The applicant must seek advice from the appropriate authority regarding the registration process.
  • Gather the appropriate application form or write as directed on a plain sheet of A4 paper.
  • Send in the completed application form and the necessary supporting documentation as outlined on our page.
  • The fees will be made public when the authorities have reviewed the application. Complete the required payment and collect the receipt.
  • The application will continue to be handled.
  • Once the process is over and the license is ready, the applicant gets a notification from the department. Please follow the notification to get the license.

Relevant Documents

Application form

  • Residential proof
  • 3 passport-size photographs of the dog and 2 of the owners.
  • Photostat copy of the vaccination card (vaccinated duly against Rabies)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Veterinary doctor's certification attesting to the pet's sterilisation and rabies vaccination.
  • Undertaking from the applicant as required.

License conditions

  • People who own pets must notify the Municipal Corporation or Commissioner of their own within 15 days of taking possession of the animal.
  • Dog owners are not permitted to leave their pets unattended in any public space, including a park, a street, a road, etc. Additionally, they must prohibit excrement by pets in public places including parks, streets, and roadways.
  • The owner must see to it that the neighbour and anybody else are not troubled or have problems with the care and comfort of the pet or canine.
  • To prevent any type of nuisance to the neighbours or any individual, it is forbidden to operate a dog breeding facility in any apartment or house in a residential area for commercial, sales, or purchase purposes.
  • The Municipal Corporation must be notified in writing within 15 days of any event if the pet's owner, who is accountable for paying the licence fee to the municipal corporation, passes away, sells the animal, or transfers it to another location or person.

Renewal

  • The licence would be in effect for a year and would expire on March 31st of each year (Period: 1st of April to 31st march)
  •  After receiving a favourable report from the municipal commissioner/license authority and verification of a vaccination record issued by a licenced veterinarian, the licence will be renewed.
  • The applicant must apply for a licence renewal between April 1 and April 30 of each year.
  • If a licence application is submitted after April 30 but before May 31, the applicant must also pay a 500 INR fine in addition to the initial 1000 INR licencing fee.
  • The applicant must pay a fee if the application is submitted on or after June 1st.

Penalty and Repercussions

Any person who does not comply with the rules of their respective Municipal Corporation shall be liable to pay a minimum fine of Rs. 5,000.0. If not paid within the stipulated time, the respective pet shall be confiscated and seized. 

States That Have Existing Dog Registration Laws

  • Delhi/NCR:- Each dog owner is required to register their canine companion under Section 399 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act. The annual registration fee of Rs. 500, the dog's vaccination record, a photo of the dog, and an identity document with the dog's address and breed information are all required for canine registration.
  • Gurgaon:- Pet registration is allowed but not required by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). By paying a set annual fee of Rs. 500 and submitting the necessary medical and neutering certificates, pet owners can register their dogs and cats.
  • Lucknow:- Owners of large (Doberman, Labrador, German Shepherd); small (Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Spitz); and tiny (Indian Pariah) dog breeds must pay annual fees of Rs.500, Rs.300, and Rs. 200, respectively. Failure to register your dog will result in a steep fine of Rs.5000.
  • Mumbai:- Every pet owner is required to obtain a dog licence for his or her pet dog following Maharashtra Municipal Provincial Act Section 14, Rule Number 22(a), Sub-clause 386. A valid address proof, a passport-sized photo of the dog, the most recent vaccination record, which must include the owner's full name, address, and phone number as well as the name of the veterinarian who issued the record, and Rs.75 for new registration and Rs.50 for renewal fees, are all requirements for pet parents.
  • Bengaluru:- In 2018, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) introduced pet licencing by-laws, which limited the number of pet dogs allowed in independent homes and apartments to one per apartment. A list of 64 breeds that were permitted in apartments was also published by the municipal government. Pet owners were required to give the BBMP updated vaccination records for their animals, as well as information on the animal, such as name, breed, and age, as well as their name and contact information. The first year's licencing price was Rs.110. The municipal government did, however, revoke the rules as being inappropriate after receiving several complaints from locals.
  • Guwahati:- According to the GMC Act, pet dogs above three months of age must be registered, failing which negligent pet guardians’ risk legal repercussions. The NGO/society is in charge of registration and is authorised to charge dog owners Rs.100 for registration and Rs.10 for application costs per dog. The NGO/society must then submit a photo of the pet owner and the dog along with properly completed Forms A and B of the Levy of Tax on Dogs Kept Within the City of Guwahati Byelaws, 1975, and pay the fee of Rs. 60 for each dog to the GMC Veterinary Branch to receive the Metal Tag and obtain the signed registration certificate from the GMC Veterinary Officer.
  • Pune:- Pune Municipal Corporation will accept 500 INR in advance for ten years' worth of registration fees (Rs. 50 per year). The pet's anti-rabies certificate, three passport-sized photos, and documentation of the owner's address must all be submitted by the owner. The pet must, however, be re-registered annually at the ward office of the municipal body.
  • Indore:- Following the registration guidelines established by the Indore Municipal Corporation, pet owners are only required to visit the closest government veterinary clinic with their pet and the most recent proof of vaccination and pay a nominal annual fee of Rs. 100 to obtain a pet licence.
  • Chennai:- After receiving a registration fee of 50, the Greater Chennai Corporation's health department issues the required dog licence to pet owners. The registration includes a free vaccination for dogs at corporate-run animal hospitals located all around the city. The name, colour, breed, and age of the pet, as well as the pet parents' full names and contact information, must be provided. Additionally, GCC intends to move the registration process online and is thinking about changing the annual licence fees.
  • Chandigarh:- According to the Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dog Bylaws, 2010 that the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC) published, pet owners, are required to register their animals with the civic organization after they reach the age of four months. There can be no more than two dogs per family. Blind people are excluded from paying the license fee, and the registration is good as long as the animal is still alive. 

In a recent update, NOIDA also laid down provisions relating to non-compliance with registration rules. A fine of Rs. 10,000 shall be imposed on those owners who haven’t registered their pets. Additionally, if their pets attack/injure any other person, the owner shall be liable to pay the expenses of their treatment. Additionally, it has mandated pet sterilization and anti-rabies vaccinations, with a Rs 2,000 monthly fine for non-compliance beginning on March 1 of next year (2023).

Conclusion

Pet registration is a good idea. It would give your pet an identity and at the same time make pet owners more responsible. As pet parents and a good civilian, one must keep their house, surroundings, and city clean. One must ensure the safety and discipline of their furry pals. This will also ensure people and pets turn affectionate and humble towards each other. 

This portion of the site is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of author, not corpseed, and have not been evaluated by corpseed for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law.

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Sagar Sharma
I have over 8 years of experience working in product regulatory compliance. Currently, I work as the operations head at Corpseed Ites Pvt Ltd, where my Job role is providing best in class consulting in the field of product compliance.

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