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Dogs microchipping service

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.

Find out more about the new microchipping law



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