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License for Companion Dogs/Pet Dogs

First-time Application

How to process

Required Document:
1a. Legible photocopy of identity document(s); or
1b. Legible photocopy of the M7-Business Tax Form issued by the Financial Services Bureau; or
1c. Legible photocopy of the M8-Business Tax Form issued by the Financial Services Bureau;
2. Supporting documents bearing the address of the place where the dog(s) is/are kept (e.g. water bill or electricity bill).

Documents to be presented:
Not Applicable

Locations for processing the procedure and office hours

1. Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2.º andar, Macau
2. Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau
3. Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station: Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau
4. Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station: Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat, Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau
5. Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau
6. Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station: Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4.˚ andar, Macau
7. Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas, Taipa
8. Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station: Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6.˚ andar, Coloane
9. Macao Municipal Kennel: Avenida do Almirante Lacerda, Macao
10. Coloane Municipal Kennel: Estrada de Cheoc Van, Coloane
(1-8: Only attend to first-time license application for imported dogs, license renewal, license cancellation and information update.)

Office hours:
1. Integrated Services Centre and Public Services Centres:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
2. Macao Municipal Kennel:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
3. Coloane Municipal Kennel:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Application fee:
1. Neutered dogs: Mop 300.00
2. Non-neutered dogs: Mop 900.00

Form fee:
Not Applicable

Stamp Duty:
10% of license fee

Not Applicable

Fees, Charges and Prices List:
Not Applicable

Time required for processing

Processing time: 1 working day

Remarks/ points to note for application

Important note:
1. The license is valid for 3 years;
2. The animal(s) must be kept in the place stated in the license;
3. Applications for license renewal must be made within 60 days before the expiry date;
4. The fee for first-time application for pet dog license includes veterinary examination, microchip implantation, rabies vaccination and metal identification tag (for one dog);
5. According to Animal Protection Law (Law no. 4/2016), persons who satisfy all of the following conditions simultaneously may apply for a licence:
1) Natural person aged 18 or above with capacity, or legal person established in accordance with law;
2) Not under the condition that the additional penalties or sanctions as stipulated in Clause 1 2) of Article 28 or Article 30 2) apply.
6. In accordance with Chief Executive Writ of Instruction no. 335/2016, obtaining, raising, breeding or importing dogs of the species below is prohibited:
1) Tibetan mastiff;
2) Fila Braziliero and its crossbreeds;
3) Dogo Argentino and its crossbreeds;
4) Pit Bull Terrier and its crossbreeds;
5) Japanese Tosa and its crossbreeds.
7. For a dog referred to in the preceding article, which is obtained, bred or imported before 12 October 2016, the owner of the dog must register it with the IAM and neuter it before 12 April 2017 in order to continue raising it.

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Last modified: 2021-09-30 21:02

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