Register dog ownership

Service Description

As the owner of a dog, you are obliged to notify the municipality, administrative community or fulfilling municipality in which you reside of the keeping of your dog. The notification must be made immediately after the dog has been kept.

Please note that you must have the dog permanently and unmistakably marked with a forgery-proof electronically readable transponder according to the ISO standard (microchip) by a veterinarian at your own expense. The chipping must have taken place within three months from the beginning of the keeping. For puppies, this period begins at the earliest when the dog reaches the age of three months.

In addition, you are required to take out liability insurance to cover personal injury and property damage caused by the animal, with a minimum sum insured of 500,000 euros for personal injury and 250,000 euros for other damage.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Notification of dog ownership (regulatory reporting requirements for dog owners), permit procedures for keeping dangerous dogs, notification of nuisance/danger/harm to people, animals or property caused by dogs.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gefahrenabwehr

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7830
0361 655-7777
Opening times
Monday 09:00 - 12:30 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00 Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:30
Transport connection
52, 61, 155, 234/235


1, 3, 4, 5, 6

9, 51, 60


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Hazard prevention: dog ownership notification