Council's role in animal control is to register dogs,
care for and impound roaming animals, deal with complaints from the
public that relate to animals including dogs, promote community
education on dog care and safety, and ensure that all new dogs are
Animal control assists in public health and
safety and ensures the welfare of animals is
recognised. There is a legal requirement for Council to
be involved in animal control activities under the Dog Control Act
1996 and the Impounding Act 1955.
To contact us about an animal control problem call us on
(07) 315-3030 and we will transfer you to our Animal Control
officer who is available on a 24-7
For information on registration, micro-chipping and dog
safety and behaviour please view the Dogsafe website
Download a copy of the Opotiki District Council
Dog Registration Form here -
Application to Register Dog (65
Animal Control Reports
Report on Opotiki District
Council Dog Control Practices and Policy for the Year 1 July 2011
to 30 June 2012 (PDF, 171 Kb)
If you would like to view other reports on
Dog Control please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
stating the period required and we will be happy to provide
Stock control is carried out under the 1955
Impounding Act and aims to see roaming stock removed from roads and
reserves to prevent hazards and/or damage to the environment.
Reports about roaming stock may be made to the Council at any time
of the day or night by phoning (07) 315-3030.
Noise control is undertaken in accordance with the
Resource Management Act to prevent nuisance to the community.
Again, reports may be made to the Council 24 hours a day by phoning