Environmental Issues

Horse Owners Licences

Animal Control

We deal with the control of horses in public places with Bye Laws under the Control of Horses Act 1996.

Control of Horses

Our Bye-Laws, made under the Control of Horses Act 1996, came into effect on 12th January, 1998.  The Bye-Laws set out:

  • to regulate and control the horse population in the Fingal area
  • conditions for the keeping and stabling of horses
  • procedures for the impounding and disposal of unlicensed horses

Any person keeping a horse in a Control Area must have

  • a licence - which costs €31.25  (Licence holder must be over 16 years of age)
  • a horse passport
  • suitable accommodation for the horse (A suitable stable with water constantly available & adequate wholesome food or, where the horse is at grass, adequate pasture & shelter for the horse at all times)

For further information contact us by telephone (01) 890 5983 or email environment@fingal.ie

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