Get a licence to keep more than two dogs on a property
Whai raihana mō te tiaki e rua kurī neke atu rānei i te wāhi kotahi
You need a licence to more than two dogs on your property for longer than 30 consecutive days, even if you don't own the dogs.
Keeping more than two dogs
You need a licence to keep more than two dogs, for longer than 30 consecutive days if you live in an urban zone/area, under the Unitary Plan.
If you're not sure if your property is urban, check our property information for the address online or
Your property will need to be suitable for keeping multiple dogs.
For details of the rules, see our Policy on Dogs and the Dog Management Bylaw 2019.
Apply for a licence
Read fee table.
|Licence to keep more than two dogs||$45|
Post the completed form and a cheque to:
Private Bag 92300
Bring the completed form to any of our
You can pay by:
- credit card (MasterCard or Visa).
What happens next
One of our animal management officers will visit your property and assess if it meets the conditions.
We will also check for any complaints about dogs barking or howling on your property.
When you need to apply again
Once you have the licence, you need to apply for a new one only if you:
- move to a different property
- want more dogs than allowed on the licence.