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Auckland Council

Dog Management Bylaw 2012

Ture ā-Rohe Tiaki Kurī 2012

The Dog Management Bylaw 2012 contains dog owners' obligations around access and how a dog needs to be controlled in public. The bylaw also limits the number of dogs that can be kept on one property without a licence.

You should know

We are reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets residents' needs, now and in the future.

We will ask your views as part of this process by providing a link from this page, and will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

​What the Dog Management Bylaw does

The bylaw implements the Auckland Council policy on Dogs 2012.

The bylaw:

  • states where dogs are allowed under control off a leash
  • states where dogs are allowed under control on a leash
  • states where dogs are not allowed
  • requires dog owners to immediately remove and appropriately dispose of their dogs' faeces
  • limits the number of dogs on a premises
  • requires the de-sexing of uncontrolled dogs.

Dog owners also have obligations under national legislation. To find out more about those see A guide for dog owners here .

Get a copy of the Dog Management Bylaw 2012