There is a fee of $38.50 for a dispensation for owning more than two dogs.
Visit our relocated Customer Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the BNZ Building, 14 Hartham Place, Porirua, from December 7 onwards, to complete an application form. (This form is not available online.)
You’ll need to provide:
You must apply for a new dispensation licence or to renew the licence before 1 June each year.
If you’re planning to build new accommodation for your dogs, you may also need to get resource consent and/or a building consent before you start the work.
A site inspection is needed before we can grant a dispensation licence. Our Animal Control Officer will make a time during normal working hours to inspect your property to assess whether it’s suitable for more than two dogs. The inspection will check the type and suitability of the dog accommodation, the exercise space available and hygiene standards.
Your dispensation licence may be cancelled if: