All about dog

What dog owners need to know: Registration & deregistration, mandatory certificate of competence, insurance, dog tax, leash requirement, rules & dog ownership.

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In the brochure on how to deal with dogs, the province of Tyrol has summarized the most important information for dog owners. Below you will find further relevant information on dog ownership, especially in Innsbruck:

What do I need to do when a dog moves in with me?

  • Before an animal moves in with you, you should clarify these basic questions.
  • Certificate of competence: Before you acquire a dog for the first time, you must complete a theoretical training, the so-called certificate of competence. Through the Chamber of Commerce, dog trainers or veterinarians qualified in animal protection offer these special courses for proof of competence. You must send proof that you have completed the course when you register the dog to the City Department General security and events.. send.
  • Dog liability insurance: You have one week to provide proof of dog liability insurance. You must send this proof to the City Department General security and events.. .
  • Registration for dog tax: Within two weeks, you must register your dog for dog tax with the Municipal Tax Office.
  • Chip and registration obligation: Within one month you must have your dog chipped and registered by your veterinarian. If your dog is chipped, you can also register it yourself via:
    • the veterinarian
    • the authority (official veterinarian)
    • animaldata.com
    • the citizen card (cell phone signature)

Please make sure that the message has been successfully transferred to the pet database. The transfer only works with complete records.

Where and how can I register the dog tax?

You must register your dog in Innsbruck if you plan to keep it for longer than two months. Then you have two weeks to register your dog using the online form, by mail or in personService Unit Municipal taxes - assessment - Dog tax/animal disease contribution.. is requested). To do this, have the necessary documents and data ready. Responsible for the registration is the Service Unit Municipal taxes - assessment - Dog tax/animal disease contribution.

By the way: In Innsbruck there are no more dog tax stamps.

Before registration you need a certificate of competence.

What documents and data do I need to register my dog?

You have two weeks to register your dog. For this you need:

Where is there a leash law in Innsbruck?

Leash compulsory for the whole of Tyrol (Provincial Police Act) incl. Innsbruck:

  • In public places within the populated area, you must keep your dog on a leash or muzzled throughout Tyrol.
  • In public places where there are usually many people, you must walk your dog on a leash and with a muzzle.
  • Muzzle and leash obligation always applies in
    • public transport
    • Childcare facilities and schools
    • Playgrounds
    • Shopping centers
  • The muzzle must comply with animal welfare regulations and must not be able to be unhooked.

Additional leash requirement in Innsbruck:

The leash and muzzle requirement does not apply to rescue, therapy, assistance, service and hunting dogs during their use.

Responsible for the topic of leash restrictions is the City Department General security and events

Where can my dog run free in Innsbruck?

  • In the designated dog areas of the city of Innsbruck. Use is permitted on Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • In the period between October and March in harvested fields outside the populated area.

You must always remove the dog excrement - even on dog runs or in the hiking area.

Responsible for the topic of leash restrictions is the City Department General security and events

What other rules apply to my dog?

  • You must keep your dog away from playground equipment, lawns, green areas, plantings, sandboxes and fountains on playgrounds.
  • You must dispose of your dog's excrement in waste garbage cans. There are numerous dispensers with free dog waste bags/Sac-O-Mat throughout the city for this purpose.
  • In dog meadows (dog run zones) your dog can let off steam without a leash and muzzle. Use is permitted from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. You must remove dog excrement here as well.
  • You must not endanger the health of people and animals.
  • No unreasonable nuisance may be caused by your dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the Rossau recreational facility (quarry pond) and in the IKB swimming pools.
  • Dogs are not allowed in cemeteries - except guide dogs for the blind.
  • In public transport, your dog must be on a leash and wear a muzzle.

My dog has run away or died - what to do?

Here you can find more info if your pet has run away or died.

Where and how can I deregister my dog?

You can deregister your dog using the online form. Please have the necessary documents and data ready.

Which documents and data do I need to deregister my dog?

For the deregistration of your dog in Innsbruck you need the following documents:

  • Information about yourself (family name, address, etc.)
  • Your bank details (IBAN)
  • Call name of the dog
  • Date of deregistration
  • Depending on the reason for deregistration:
    • deceased / euthanized: date of death & proof
    • Transfer to new dog owner: name of new dog owner, address and phone no.
  • Change of residence: the new address

Only if you deregister your dog, you will be refunded the dog tax on a pro-rata basis.

What happens if my dog injures someone?

  • Take the injured person or animal to the doctor.
  • If you are injured, inform the police.
  • Have your dog tested for rabies by your veterinarian immediately after the bite and ten days later and bring the test certificate to the police.
  • Report the incident to the City Department General security and events
  • Notify your insurance company.

Any dog that has injured or endangered people or animals must go to the official veterinarian. There, it will be assessed whether the dog is conspicuous. If the dog is found to be conspicuous, it must wear a leash and/or muzzle outside of living quarters or fenced property.

Who do I contact with questions about dogs?

TopicContact persons
Certificate of competenceCity Department General security and events
Courses for the certificate of competenceWIFI of the WK Tirol
Proof of liability insuranceCity Department General security and events
Liability insuranceYour insurance company
Registration and deregistration of the dogService Unit Municipal taxes - assessment - Dog tax/animal disease contribution
Dog tax & payment of dog taxService Unit Municipal taxes - assessment - Dog tax/animal disease contribution
Leash obligation & rules for dogs and their ownersCity Department General security and events
Keeping dogs in a manner appropriate to their species, suspicion of mistreatmentService Unit Veterinary
Veterinary emergencyVeterinarians: Weekend service (Land Tirol)
Death of the dogService Unit Veterinary - Wasenmeisterei
Dog lost or stray dog

Service Unit Veterinary - Wasenmeisterei

or animal shelter Mentlberg

Incidents or accidents with dogs, dog bite

Provincial Police Headquarters and

City Department General security and events

Chip and registration obligation

Your veterinarian or

Official veterinarianService Unit Veterinary. ) or

animaldata.com

Last updated 27.11.2022