Dog control

Find out what your responsibilities as a dog owner are in the Tasman District. Including managing problem dogs and lost or found dogs.

Your responsibilities as a dog owner in Tasman

All dogs within the District must be kept under effective control at all times, be registered and be properly cared for.

Dogs must be kept on a leash in, or adjacent to, all urban areas and also in the presence of protected wildlife.

Dogs may run free in Dog Exercise Areas but must still be under the effective control of whoever is in charge of them. There are specific areas where dogs are prohibited for part or all of the year. Check the Dog Exercise Map.

Lost or found animals
Dogs available for re-homing
Problem dogs
Menacing and dangerous dogs
Dog control bylaw

Find out how to register your dog each year, what to do if you own multiple dogs, and information on kennel licences.

There are many places within Tasman District to exercise your dog, both on and off the leash. Find out where the dog exercise areas are and in which areas dogs are prohibited or need to be on leash control.