1. ITV Report

Annual dog licences set to double in price in Jersey

The cost will go up from £5 to £10 from 1st March 2020 Credit: ITV Channel TV

The price of an annual dog licence will double in price next year in Jersey.

The cost will go up from £5 to £10 from 1st March 2020.

By law, every dog over six months old in Jersey must have one, excluding guide dogs.

A license is valid for one year and expires on 31 st January.

We have decided to increase the cost from 1 March 2020 in order to give dog owners plenty of time to purchase their licence for 2020 at the lower rate.

The delay to March means that those who renew during January will still only pay £5 and those who delay until February will still be charged £10.

The cost then increases to £10 from 1 March 2020 but for those who haven’t renewed, the Centenier can either accept a double payment of £20, or can invite the dog owner to attend a Parish Hall Enquiry and potentially impose a higher fine.

We hope this early notice will prompt owners to renew before the end of January.

– Deidre Mezbourian, Chairman of the Comité des Connétables