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Dog Management Bylaw 2012

Ture ā-Rohe Tiakina 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.

​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 .

Get a copy of the Dog Management Bylaw 2012