Dog Warden

The Dog Warden collects dogs that are stray around the county. He will also collect dogs voluntarily surrendered by their owners, for a fee. He is authorised to seize dogs which are not under the effective control of their owners.

An owner who wishes to reclaim his/her dog from the Dog Pound must contact the Dog Warden or the Dog Pound (see below). They must present their licence for that dog and must pay a charge to cover the cost of collection and impounding of the dog.

The Dog Warden also conducts checks around the county to ensure that dog owners are complying with their legal responsibilities. He will issue fines to dog owners who:

  • Do not have a licence or licences for the dogs in their possession
  • Do not have their dogs under effective control
  • Do not have a collar on their dog with their name and address on or attached to it



For further information contact:

Monaghan County Council Dog Warden,
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Tel: 087 6623876


Environmental Services:
Fax: 042 9662921


Monaghan County Council Dog Pound:
Mon – Sat, 8am – 5pm and Sun 8am – 1pm
Tel: 042 9664236‌


Free Microchipping and Registration

When You Buy a Lifetime Dog Licence Priced €140

Contact Monaghan County Council

Tel. 042 – 966 1240


More details about Lifetime Dog Licences