From 6 April 2016 it became compulsory for all dogs over the age of eight weeks in England to be fitted with microchips and registered on an approved database.
- Dogs will need to be microchipped and registered with their keeper's contact details.
- The only exemption from the requirement is where a vet has certified in writing that a dog is unfit to be microchipped.
Sevenoaks District Council offers a microchipping service, please call us to make an appointment with the Animal Control Officer.
The process only takes a few moments, is virtually pain-free and is there for life. The microchip contains a unique number that corresponds with the animal's address and owner's contact details, recorded at the same time the microchip is fitted. The details are stored on a central database.