Owners required to pay £20
A reminder for all dog owners to licence their pets has been issued by government officials.
Starting from April 1 this year, owners will be required to pay £20 for a licence, which can be obtained from Isle of Man Post Office counters.
For dogs already neutered, micro-chipped, or owned by over 60's the fee is £10, whilst assistance and rescue dogs do not need licences.
Tynwald is considering legislation for the introduction of micro-chipping under the Dogs Amendment Bill which would abolish the need for licensing.
However a DEFA spokesman has made clear that until the legislation receives consent, it's a legal requirement for dogs to be licensed.