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Owning more than one dog

You must have a permit to keep more than one dog on a property in the Gisborne district. The only exception is dogs classed as working dogs.

A permit is required even if the dogs at the same property are owned by different people.

Approval requirements

• You will need the consent of all the neighbours who adjoin your property. 
• If you're renting or leasing the property, you need consent from your property owner.

If you don't get all your neighbours’ signatures, you cannot apply for a permit.

If a neighbour refuses consent for irrelevant reasons, please tell us if this is the case.

The permit is issued subject to standard conditions. If you don't meet the conditions, we may withdraw your permit.

Once you have the permit, you only need to apply for a new permit if you change address.

Application form

Permit to Keep More than One Dog [PDF, 227 KB] - writable PDF, save the form to your desktop first then fill in. 

Related links

Bylaw - Gisborne District Dog Control Bylaw 2010

Policy - Dog Control Policy 2010