Online Pet Dog License in Mumbai – BMC Online License Process

Getting a Dog license in Mumbai is compulsory. The MCGM (BMC) online portal for new dog licences, renewals, alterations, cancellations, etc. is easy and simplified compared to the old offline process.

Below are step-by-step details on how one can get a valid pet dog license in Mumbai. Also included are details on the documents required (dog vaccination certificates, address proof, etc.) and answers to some frequently asked questions about having a pet dog at home.

My Pet Dog
My Pet Dog

Why Pet Dog License is Required ?

Under Section 191A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888, a tax on pet dogs has been applied and is collected by issuing dog licences to their respective owners. Another reason to issue and renew such licenses is that dogs and the disease “rabies” go hand in hand. So getting a pure hearted and adorable dog, which is an unlicensed pet, inside any residential complex can be risky.

We also know that not all stray dogs around and inside housing society premises are vaccinated, nor is it true that every dog carries “rabies.” But to be on the safe side, the pet at home has to be vaccinated. Once “Medical Office Health” approves and issues the license, Your pet is safe for all.

To start with any license process, you need to go official MCGM (BMC) portal where there is a ‘For Citizen’ option in the main menu that has this ‘License – Dog’ option.

Select as per your needs, the options are Apply, Renew, Alteration, Re-Upload Documents, Cancel, How To Apply.

Click on any of the options above the menus, like ‘Apply for a Dog license’, Or ‘Renew your Pet Dog license’, ‘Alteration in a Current Licence, ‘Re-upload documents’ or ‘Cancel an Active license’ to get started.

Apply for New License of your Pet Dog

Under Section 191A of the Municipal Corporation Act 1888 (Amendment of 1962), the Online Application Form for Tax on Dogs needs the following details to be filled out:

  1. New Application: Goto MCGM Website   For Citizen   Dog License   Apply Option.
  2. Category of Applicant: Individual OR Others. Select Individual if you are an individual family and have a pet dog at home and are staying at any housing society or individual home.
  3. Select your ward from the list of BMC Wards (Mumbai): A, B, C, D, E, FN, FS, GN, GS, HE, HW, KE, KW, L, ME, MW, N, PN, PS, RC, RN, RS, S, or T
  4. Name of Applicant: Dog Owners Name (This can be any family members name).
  5. Name of Owner: Just tick the option if you are both the owner and applicant, Else give owners details.
  6. Residential Address of Owner: Fill in all the mandatory details of the dog owner’s residential address.
  7. Pet Dog Details: Here you have to enter your dog’s name (as per your veterinarian’s certificate), sex (male or female), any identity mark (say ‘No’ If nothing), veterinary doctor’s name, and MSVC/VCI registration number. Select Breed (if not in the dropdown list, select Other and enter the name in the separate box given), Date of Rabies and Leptospirosis Vaccination in the exact format given, Date of Dog Birth (I’m not sure if you purchased or adopted, then that date is valid, but I believe that should be okay). While calculating age, both the birth month and the current month should be considered.
  8. Few more questions in options (YES/NO): Is a dog being transferred? Whether a stray dog is adopted, Is the puppy born to the owner’s dog? Is a dog being purchased, whether from within or outside of Mumbai?
  9. Upload Documents (PDF or JPG format, maximum 2 MB only): Upload a rabies vaccination certificate, a leptospirosis vaccination certificate, and address proof (the latest electric bill, etc.).
  10. Review Details & Continue: Upon submitting the details, you can review your details and finally submit the dog’s form.
  11. Approval, Confirmation: Next, wait for 5 to 7 days for form approval, and once you receive an email from MCGM, you can make the required fee or tax payment. Keep the 9-digit application ID handy. and written somewhere; it may be required again.
  12. Online Payment (Rs.200): Upon approval and getting an application ID, Head to the same page and select the payment option (a separate link on the same page). Fees and tax charges of Rs. 200 have to be paid online. (Kindly note, that this amount may change from time to time.)
  13. Your Dog’s License (Validity 1 year): You will receive your pet dog’s license at the email address provided in the above details. It is a computer generated license and does not need any authority’s signature. The certificate will have a unique Dog License Number which is required during renewal.

Renew Your Dog License

You can renew a dog’s license for any listed Mumbai ward in a few simple steps. Keep an eye on the licence expiration date and complete the renewal process immediately. Your dog’s License is valid for 2 years (validity periods may change as per MCGM and BMC norms).

  1. Renewal Application: Goto MCGM Website   For Citizen   Dog License   Renew Your Dog License Option.
  2. Required Details: Fill in the three required fields (current dog’s licence number, year of registration, and your ward).
  3. Verify Old Details: You will see your current dog license & owner’s details. You need to enter the applicant’s details again. The applicant may be different from the dog owner.
  4. Update Details (Owner/ Applicant): Update/Add, Updated details like, veterinary doctor and vaccination certificates, etc.
  5. Upload Documents: Upload the required documents (rabies and leptospirosis certificates).
  6. You will see the license validity period and renewal fees (Rs. 200). Submit the details, and you will get a renewal application ID once submitted. Now wait for the approval process (5 to 7 days).
  7. Approval Process Once approved and an email received on the registered email ID, proceed with online dog license renewal payments. Go to the same page, select the payment link, and do the needful. If not approved, you need to upload the requested documents again.
  8. Receive Renewed Dog’s License Dog’s Renewed License Received: You will receive an email with the License attached.

Re-Upload Dog Vaccination Certificates & Other Documents etc

Pet Dog Vaccination Certificates
Pet Dog Vaccination Certificates

There are possibilities that your online pet dog license application gets rejected for any reason, like documents, certificates, etc., or anything related to owners, like proof of address. Use this option to re-upload the required documents.

Here you are asked to enter the application ID. Once a proper ID is entered, you will be allowed to upload the requested documents.

Upload Dog / Owner related documents as requested and wait for approval and payment emails. Once everything goes fine, you will receive your online pet dog license via email.

Alteration Application For Existing License

When the Dog’s Ownership Changes, the existing dog’s License may need to be altered. Change of the New Owner’s Name, Change of Address to New Owner, Changes in Contact Details of the Current Owner Changes in Email Address Details of the Current Owner, Dog Name Changes

Important Note: At any given time during the alteration application process, only one of the above-listed details can be updated/changed.

  1. Alteration Application: Goto MCGM Website   For Citizen   Dog License   Alteration Application For Existing License Option.
  2. Enter Current Details: Fill in the three required fields (current dog’s License number, year of registration, and your ward).
  3. Verify Old Details: You will see your current dog license & owner’s details. You need to enter the applicant’s details again. The applicant may be different from the dog owner.
  4. Select Option to Change:As said, any alteration is allowed. Select the option and do the needful.
    Dog’s Ownership Change (Enter New Name and Attach New Owner’s Address Proof as Required) , Same Owner, New Address (Enter Owner’s Details and New Address Proof) ,
    Change Owners Contact Number (Add new Contact Number, I am not sure if OTP verification is done). Multiple Contact numbers (Mobile/Landline) can be added.,
    Change Current Owner Email Address (Enter New Email Address, I am not sure verification email is sent or not),
    Change in Dog’s Name (Enter the new name of your dog).
  5. Upload Documents: Upload any related documents and click “Proceed.”
  6. New Details Approval Process Once new details are approved and email received on the registered email address, If not approved, you need to upload the requested documents again. (No fees or extra charges for any type of update for a dog’s License are charged.)

Cancellation Application For Your Dog’s Existing License

4 Reasons Why One Might Need to Apply for Pet Dog’s License Cancellation at the MCGM (BMC) Portal The process is as simple as the others listed above. Those 4 reasons are as follows:

  • You gave your dog to someone else (change of ownership).
  • Your licenced pet dog has been shifted outside Mumbai.
  • You lost your dog (Absconding).
  • Sad demise of your dog.
  • Any other reasons: inform BMC about the current license and apply for cancellation.
  1. Alteration Application: Goto MCGM Website   For Citizen   Dog License   Alteration Application For Existing License Option.
  2. Enter Current Details: Fill in the three required fields (current dog’s License number, year of registration, and your ward).
  3. Enter Applicant Name: The applicant may be different from the owner, so details are required.
  4. Enter pet owners’ and dogs’ details: Name of dog, licence number, owner’s ID proof (driving License, pan card, voter’s ID, etc.) as shown at the online application form).
  5. Select Reason of Cancellation: Select any of the above listed reasons, or if there is another reason, give details.
  6. Wait for Approval and Email Confirmation: Once your details are uploaded online at the MCGM website, they will be verified, and upon approval, a confirmation email will be sent.
  7. Get Cancelled License on Email:So, your dog’s License cancellation application has been approved. Now you will receive a ‘Cancelled License’ for your future reference.

Pet Dog License FAQ

Q. What are the charges, costs, and fees for a new dog licence and for Renewal ?

As of updating this article, Rs. 200 has been the charge for getting a new dog’s licence in Mumbai. Renewal charges are the same.

Q. How long is the pet dog licence valid?

Both, new license and renewals are valid for 1 year.

Q.Is it compulsory to get a valid municipal licence for pet dogs?

Yes, the residential / housing society where you stay with your dog or dogs may take objection and feel unsafe and unsure of vaccination. A valid BMC dog license in Mumbai will assure safety, while dog owners without a dog license may be in trouble if someone in the housing society takes objection if they find there is an unlicensed pet dog on the premises. So getting a valid BMC license and also doing the needful for yearly renewal is very important for everyone’s benefit.

Q.Do every Mumbai citizen who owns a dog have a BMC license ?

I am not sure. There might be a few who do not possess a valid pet license. But as said, if there is an incident with your pet dog in a housing society, like biting, or for no reason someone takes objection and demands, one might be in trouble as it is legally required to have a licence. It is a very simple online process now.

Q. Do i need to visit the BMC office for any reason in the process of getting License ?

No, everything is simplified and done online.

Q. Any extra charges or fees?

NO, Initially, while the process was offline, a one time charge of Rs. 150 was applied towards the license book. 

Q.How can we see our online status ?

One does not need to worry anymore about License approval and status, as within 7 days they receive an email from MCGM (BMC) about the status of approval and the final licence copy.

Q. I have more than one dog. Do i have to apply separately ?

Yes. Every dog should have an individual license. Separate applications, processes, fees, etc. must be done for each of the pet dogs.

Q. Is any particular dog breed not allowed in Mumbai ?

I am not sure on the same, but while applying for a license, listed names of breeds are given for selection. If you have any other breed of dog apart from the selection list, detail it over there, and you will receive the approval and no approval email confirmations about it.

Q. I live in Mumbai, and I have a valid license, Now, if my dog accidentally bites someone, will I be responsible ?

Of course, License proves dogs safety from diseases like rabies. But any mishap or accident has to be the responsibility of the respected owner. One needs evidence to prove who was at fault—the dog or if someone did something wrong for which the dog got aggressive. This topic is beyond the scope of this article, so proper guidance from a legal attorney or advocate should be sought for such situations.

Q. What are the common problems faced by Mumbai citizens while applying online?

1. Error ‘D.O.B. should be less than or equal to 1 year’. In this case, you have to remember to calculate your age from ‘Date of Birth’ until ‘Current Month’ (including both months).
2. Error while uploading documents. Remember, allowed formats are PDF and JPG, and individual file size limits are 2 MB.
3. Some other error or help is required. Contact the BMC Pet Dog License Department at 022-20853284 Extension 318 (Monday to Saturday) between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

See also: Pet Guide, Pet Adoption Fairs, Pet Care Animal Shelters, Crawford Market Pet Shops, Stray Dogs Helplines, Nature Animal NGO.

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13 Replies to “Online Pet Dog License in Mumbai – BMC Online License Process

    1. Same here it does not work i applied for it like 2 months back but i have never recieved any response on it .
      ———————————
      Dear Citizen,

      Your documents has been successfully submitted against Dog License Application :0792136856.

      Documents uploaded are subject to verification by MCGM.

      Please save this Application number for future references.

      Kindly pay the amount due from below path after receiving intimation email from MCGM .

      MCGM Portal -> Online Services -> Online Payment to MCGM option.

      NOTE: This is an Electronically generated mail,please do not reply on this Email

      ————————————————

      & and document of information which i filled it which has a lisence # but i never make the payment for it

      1. Have you managed, or still facing a problem, I too am facing the same problem. The status is Approved, however haven’t received any email intimation. Tried the link for the payment, Its says “Payment Cannot be done here. Please contact ward”

        Went to ward, they cannot do anything as it is online and state please pay online.

        Any assistance will be appreciated

  1. Same here it does not work i applied for it like 1 week ago but i have not received any response on it .
    ———————————
    Dear Citizen,

    Your documents has been successfully submitted against Dog License Application :0792148849

    Documents uploaded are subject to verification by MCGM.

    Please save this Application number for future references.

    Kindly pay the amount due from below path after receiving intimation email from MCGM .

    MCGM Portal -> Online Services -> Online Payment to MCGM option.

    NOTE: This is an Electronically generated mail, please do not reply on this Email

  2. Please advise whether this has started in Mira Bhyander so I can do for my pet too. reply on 9004987766 if possible.

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