Last updated: 15 August 2023

Next review: 15 August 2024

Dog microchipping

Waltham Forest Council operates a microchipping scheme for dogs.

The microchip will enable a lost dog to be returned to its owner.

What is a microchip?

Microchips are permanent identification for your dogs. They are a useful tool for tracking your dog.

The chip is the size of a grain of rice and to implant them is a simple painless procedure.

Once the chip has been implanted, your dog can be scanned to reveal a unique identification number, which will be recorded on a database along with its owners details.

If you're interested in the microchipping scheme please submit your enquiry using our animal advice or licensing enquiry form. The charge is £18 per pet and it's by appointment only.

We only microchip dogs. If you wish for another animal to be chipped, contact your local vet.