This page explains your responsibilities as a dog owner in the Tasman District. It also outlines Council services, including managing problem dogs, and lost or found dogs.
The Dog Control Act 1996 states every dog must be registered by the time it is three months of age. It is then the dog owner’s responsibility to ensure that registration is renewed every year by 1 July. Dogs are required to wear their registration tags at all times.
Find out about free dog microchipping in October, and regulations for microchips.
There are many places within Tasman District to exercise your dog, both on and off the leash.
Council is responsible for all the administrative functions required under the Dog Control Act 1996 and the Dog Control Bylaw.
Council operates a Dog Shelter where lost or seized dogs are housed. If you have lost or found a dog, please contact Council immediately.