Procedure How to declare ownership of a dangerous dog

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Direction de la Sûreté Publique

9, rue Suffren Reymond

MC 98000 MONACO

Police Department :
(+377) 93 15 30 15

Fax : (+377) 93 50 65 47

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Direction de la Sûreté Publique

9, rue Suffren Reymond

MC 98000 MONACO

Phone : (+377) 93 15 30 15

Fax : (+377) 93 50 65 47

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

Dogs classed as dangerous fall into two categories:

  • The first category includes attack dogs
  • The second category includes guard dogs and dogs used for defence

 It is forbidden to acquire, possess, give away or sell dogs in the first category and to import them or bring into the territory of the Principality of Monaco.

Dogs classed as dangerous must be muzzled and kept on a leash on the public highway, public places and communal parts of multi-occupancy buildings.

Owners of such dogs must take out civil responsibility insurance that covers damage caused to a third party by the animal.

The following persons cannot own, keep or walk dogs classed as dangerous:

  • Persons under 16 years of age
  • Adults under guardianship
  • Persons convicted of a crime or who have received a prison sentence for acts of violence
  • Persons who have been legally ordered to surrender property or the possession of a dog because it presented a danger for people or pets

Apart from the places forbidden by municipal byelaws and those with specific signs, dogs classed as forbidden cannot be taken:

  • On public transport
  • To places frequented by children
  • To public events where people assemble, and the places, surrounding areas and access routes used in connection with these events

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Obtaining and completing the form

To get this form, you can either:

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Sending off the documents

You should send all the documents to Police Department.

Your declaration will be registered and you will be sent a receipt.

Last update: 05/02/2013

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