Application to keep three or more dogs
on a property of one hectare or less
(rating unit)
Please read this first
This form will be scanned by electronic equipment. It is important that you:
use a blue or black pen to complete this form; and
print clearly.
The application must be completed in full before the permit can be granted. All approvals are subject to a satisfactory
property inspection and administrative checks.
The permit to keep three or more dogs is attached to the property, not to you as an owner. You will need to apply for
a new permit if you move properties, or for any new dogs not listed on this form.
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tararua district council
26 gordon street
po box 115
dannevirke 4942
06 374 4080
info@tararuadc.govt.nz
Eligibility for a permit to keep three or more dogs on a property one hectare or less
If you fall into any one of the following, you will be denied a permit to keep three or more dogs:
You are a probationary or disqualied owner.
Any of your dogs were rst registered after 1 July 2006 and have not been microchipped.
A dog in your care has been impounded in the last 12 months.
If you have you been convicted of any offence, paid an infringement ne or had an infringement notice referred to the
District Court for collection of the ne under the Dog Control Act 1996, in the last two years.
A dog in your care has attacked or bitten any person or animal.
There has been a justied complaint against your dog(s) in the last 12 months.
Any dog in your care is unregistered.
If you full the initial conditions, please continue with the application.
Dog owner details (Please print in CAPITALS)
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms
First names
Surname
House/Rapid number Street/Road name
Town
Postal address
Town Postcode
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Dog owner details (Please print in CAPITALS)
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Home phone number Work phone number Mobile phone number
Email
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Owner’s date of birth
Details of all dogs on property
Dog name Breed Colour Sex Age Tag No. Dog ID
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Property owner’s consent (Please print in CAPITALS)
If the property you reside at is leased or rented, the property owner’s consent is required to keep three or more dogs on that
property.
Property owner’s name
Property owner’s contact address
Object Do not object
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Signature of property owner Date
If you cannot obtain the property owner’s consent, please explain.
Neighbours’ consent
Council will contact all of your bounding neighbours (and other residents if deemed applicable) to ask for their recommendation.
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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
Council.
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. Such a permit may be issued subject to such terms,
conditions and restrictions as the Council may consider
necessary in a particular case.
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. Thedogsmustbeadequatelyconnedontheproperty.If
the property is not fully fenced on all boundaries, a portion
ofthepropertymustbefenced.Youmustprovidesufcient
and proper housing for your dogs. Any kennels and runs
must:
be in good repair;
connethedogssufcientlyyetallowthemtohave
an adequate exercise area;
haveeasilycleanablesurfaces,especiallytheoors
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.
NOTE:
Councildoesnotconsiderthataxed-pointtether
such as a kennel and chain is a good means of containing
your dogs.
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. 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.
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. 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
wherethedogsareconnedmustbekeptinacleanand
sanitary condition.
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. Wherethedogsarenotnormallyconnedinsideadwelling
house,adequatekennellingofsufcientsizetomeetthe
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
surface.
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. All dogs are to be currently registered in accordance with
the Dog Control Act 1996.
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. All dog owners must comply at all times with the Tararua
District Bylaws and subsequent amendments as they affect
the control of dogs.
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. The property must be open to inspection by an authorised
Councilofceratanyreasonabletimeasthoughtnecessary
by the Council, and allow for dog-free access to at least one
door of the house.
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. The permit is conditional on the applicant completing
the permit application form fully and accurately, and not
providing false or misleading information.
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. 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
case;
impose reasonable conditions on any permit to keep
three or more dogs aged three months or older.
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. TheCouncilmayxbyresolutionafeeforapermitissued
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
Act 1996.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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
address.
You acquire another dog.
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. The licence precludes breeding, boarding or fostering
of dogs for pecuniary gain. Commercial operations may
require and be subject to resource consent and building
permits.
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Declaration
I consider that I have, and will continue to, meet the following conditions and requirements:
I have complied, and will continue to comply with, the Tararua District Consolidated Bylaws as they relate to dogs.
I have complied, and will continue to comply with, the Dog Control Act 1996.
Anydeaths,salesortransferofdogstoorfrommyownership,andchangesofresidentialaddresswillbenotiedinwriting
to the Council within 14 days.
Registration fees have been paid by the due date (31 July of each year).
The area that my dogs will, if kept outside, be housed in appropriate weatherproof and hygienic kennels, and kept two
metres away from the boundary.
My dogs have been checked and vaccinated by a veterinary surgeon in the last 12 months.
I have not:
received a conviction under the Dog Control Act 1996orbeenclassiedasaprobationaryordisqualiedowner;
received an infringement notice in the last 12 months;
had a dog impounded in the last 12 months; or
been the subject of a substantiated complaint in the last 12 months.
IagreetoapropertyinspectionwhereaDogControlOfcerwillcheckthatthedogsarecontrolledonthepropertywithinphysical
limits by either fencing, kennels, or leaving them indoors (all with hygienic and humane conditions). NOTE: Council does not
consider that a xed-point tether such as a kennel and chain is a good means of containing your dogs.
I understand that any breach of this declaration may lead to the immediate cancellation of the privileges under this permit.
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Signature of applicant Date
What happens now?
You need to return the completed application to Tararua District Council.
We will then check your records, and conrm in writing whether or not your application has been accepted.
If accepted, a Dog Control Ofcer will do a random inspection of the property where the dogs normally reside. Special areas of
attention regarding the property are the presence of suitable kennelling and run, effective fencing or other effective methods of
containment, and access to water.
If everything is satisfactory, you will be sent a letter approving the permit, and your records will be updated.
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Admin check
Application completed: Yes No
Probationary/Disqualied owner: Yes No
Dogs currently registered: Yes No
Justied complaint in the last 12 months: Yes No
Prosecution/Infringements: Yes No
Impounding: Yes No
More than two dogs permit Yes No
Dogs microchipped if rst registered after 1 July 2006: Yes No
Is the application valid?
Yes No
Animal Control Ofcer – Inspection Report
Kennels: Good Adequate Unsatisfactory
Floor: Concrete Timber Earth Other
Sanitation: Good Adequate Unsatisfactory
Dog retention: Fenced Compound Unsatisfactory Adequate
Noise control: Good Adequate Unsatisfactory
Operation: Commercial Non-commercial
Breeding intentions: Ongoing Occasional No
Animal Control Ofcer – Recommendations
Approved Declined
Comments:
Approved/Decline letter sent
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Authority records updated
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Sent to Records for scanning
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Dog Control Ofcer Date
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