Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release Date:
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - 4:48pm

Dog owners in the Territory are reminded to have them licensed as required by law.

The Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has resumed implementation of the Dangerous Dogs Act, which entails prosecution of persons in possession of unlicensed dogs. The Act also holds landlords responsible for animals that loiter on their premises or are owned or fed by tenants.

Dogs always leashed or tied in yards must be licensed while those being walked on a leash must have their licence tag at all times. 

The public is notified that any animal seen on a roadway without a collar and licence tag attached, will be deemed as stray or ownerless and removed. If the animal is scanned and found having a microchip, it will be returned to the owner for one time only.  Repeat strays will be euthanised.

Tenants or landlords who capture and tie stray animals can telephone Mr. Phillip Deveaux at 468-9247, Mr. Vernon Richards at 468-9549, Dr. Latisha Martin at 468-9693 or Dr. Nadya George at 468-9548 for removal of the animals.

Dog licences can be obtained at the Department of Agriculture for a fee of $10.00.


Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)

354 James Walter Francis Drive
RJT Edifice Building, 5th Floor
Road Town, TORTOLA VG1110

Tel: 284 468 2730
Fax: 284 468 2750
Email: gis@gov.vg