application to keep three or more dogs on a property less than one hectare (urban & rural) 3
Conditions for a permit to keep three or more dogs
1. No occupier of premises within the district shall allow to
remain, or shall keep for a period of over 14 days, three
or more dogs aged three months or older at any one time
(whether he or she is the owner of one or more of the
dogs) unless they have a permit for such purposes from the
. Such a permit may be issued subject to such terms,
conditions and restrictions as the Council may consider
necessary in a particular case.
the property is not fully fenced on all boundaries, a portion
and proper housing for your dogs. Any kennels and runs
• be in good repair;
an adequate exercise area;
and inside the kennels/runs;
• have good drainage in and around the area on
which they are sited;
• have doors facing away from prevailing winds;
• be cool in summer and warm in winter;
• contain a tip-proof source of drinking water, suitable
for the dogs.
such as a kennel and chain is a good means of containing
. Keeping the dogs must not give rise to a nuisance created
by the barking or whining of the dogs, or by other noises
made by the dogs.
. No person shall permit or allow the dogs to be kept in
conditions that are offensive or likely to be injurious to
health of either the dogs or of people. Accordingly, the area
needs of the dogs must be provided, with access to clean
water. Kennelling should not, without Council approval, be
within 2 metres of any boundary and is to be on a hygienic
. All dogs are to be currently registered in accordance with
the Dog Control Act 1996.
. All dog owners must comply at all times with the Tararua
District Bylaws and subsequent amendments as they affect
the control of dogs.
. The property must be open to inspection by an authorised
by the Council, and allow for dog-free access to at least one
door of the house.
. The permit is conditional on the applicant completing
the permit application form fully and accurately, and not
providing false or misleading information.
. The Council retains the right to:
• refuse to grant a permit to keep three or more dogs
aged three months or older;
• revoke a permit to keep three or more dogs aged
three months or older if these conditions are
breached at any time; when the Council will give
notice in writing that one or more dogs must be
removed from the property within such time as the
Council may consider appropriate in the particular
• impose reasonable conditions on any permit to keep
three or more dogs aged three months or older.
in terms of this clause, which shall be payable on the
application for the permit. Such a fee shall be additional to
any registration fees payable in terms of the Dog Control
. Every application for a permit shall be considered on its
merits taking into account, amongst other things, the
nature of the property and premises and of neighbouring
properties and premises.
. Every permit is personal to the applicant, limited to the
property and premises in respect of which it is issued and
will remain in force unless revoked by the Council. On
revocation of the permit, the dog owner or owners must
reduce the number of dogs, as required by the Council.
. You must notify Council of any changes to your
circumstances which are relevant such as the following:
• One of your dogs dies or no longer lives at this
• You acquire another dog.
. The licence precludes breeding, boarding or fostering
of dogs for pecuniary gain. Commercial operations may
require and be subject to resource consent and building