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Getting a Pet Dog License in India: East and West Zone

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Posted on October 31, 2015: Getting your pet dog registered with the local authority is a mandatory responsibility of the owner, as per local and municipal law in India. Your dog can be confiscated and even ‘destroyed’ if he/she is not wearing the stipulated token around the collar. Be on the safe side and register your pet dog as soon as he/she turn 3-4 months old. Here is some general information regarding pet licenses and registration in India:

Here’s a compilation of all you need to know about getting a pet dog registration license in major cities falling in the East and West zone of India:



While there is no clear information on the Kolkata Municipal Corp. website about the process of getting a pet dog license, there is a 2004 report in The Telegraph of a harrowed pet parent having to paraphrase a ‘trade license form’ and apply at the License Department of the KMC to acquire a pet dog license for her spitz. And another 2010 report in The Asian Age claims that the “according to the public safety department of the KMC, a licence fee of Rs 150 would be needed for the procurement of the licence which has to be renewed every year.”

In 2013, it is reported that the license and registration process for dogs has been suspended in Kolkata, due to poor show from pet parents.


Although the Orissa Municipal Corporation Act 1950 did set aside a license fee of Rs 25 per pet dog, the state government decided to suspend the licensing procedure in 2011 as very few pet parents were forthcoming.

Although there are renewed pleas for the licensing system of pet dogs to be reinstated by the BMC, there has been little action on the ground. Call your local ward office to be sure.



The Health Services Department provides the dog license for residents of the Greater Mumbai area. You can download the form from the website. You will need to attach your address and ID proof, dog’s vaccination records and proof of rabies vaccine. The license is then issued at local ward offices, such as:

MUMBAI CITY: Mahalaxmi Dog Kennel Phone: 2308 5118 | EASTERN SUBURBS: Dog licensing establishment Mulund (West) 2561 8000 | WESTERN SUBURBS: Dog licensing establishment Bandra (East) 2640 9275, Malad (W) 2880 4195.

Navi Mumbai

You need to apply to your local Ward Officer for a dog license in Navi Mumbai area. Download the form here, available on the NMMC website. You will need to attach a No Objection Certificate from neighbours and residents of the housing society, as well as, a vaccination record of the dog. Contact your ward office for fees and related information.


The License Unit in the Health Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation is enlisted with issuing Dog Licenses. You will need to contact your local ward office to find out about forms, which need to be submitted at the office with your address proof and the dog’s vaccination records. The license fee is between Rs 50 -100, depending on your dog. Acquiring a pet dog license is mandatory in the PMC area.


The Nagpur Municipal Corporation is probably the only one in the country that posted a Facebook event about a dog license camp held in 2012. From there one learns that - “It is mandatory to have Pet Dog Licence in Nagpur Municipal Corporation limit”. You will need a copy of Anti-Rabies Vaccination certificate and license fee of Rs 200.

After getting animal NGO Indian Society for Animal Welfare to come on board to help with the process, the NMC’s senior health officer said that residents can call ISAW secretary Pramod Kanitkar on 9422102824 for more information on pet dog license registration in Nagpur.

Alternatively, you can call the Veterinary officers of the Health Department of the NMC for more assistance and information.


The Cattle Nuisance Control Department (C.N.C.D.) located at Central Stores Compound, Opp. Jagganathji Temple, Jamalpur, Ahmedabad is responsible for issuing permit/license for pet animals. (Telephone Numbers: - 079-25359650 079-32984157).

The link above has phone numbers and contact details for officials you can get in touch with for more information.


It is mandatory to register your pet dog with the municipal authority in Jaipur. A 2007 IANS report claimed that the fees was hiked from Rs 5 – 10 per dog to Rs 200, while awareness and registration camps were also promised. There is no updated information about the same on the JMC website, call the local ward office for more.


The Public Health department of the Surat MC is in-charge of issuing pet dog licenses. The application form can be downloaded, from the Online Forms section of the SMC website. It is in Gujarati. The fees, rules and procedure are presumably explained on the form. Contact the Health Department for more information.

Comments (1)

  • Sarika Khoshatwar's picture

    Very nice article! Check out to get your pet license with least amount of hassles. They will do all the ground work for you and will deliver the license at your doorstep.

    Apr 04, 2016

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