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Dog Expiation Notices

Expiation notices can be issued for a number of offences under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

Dog registrations must be renewed by 31 August each year

Please wait to receive a renewal notice from the Council before registering your dog.

To register your dog, visit:

Dogs & Cats Online

If you need help registering you dog online, contact the Council’s Customer Service

Some of the offences under the Dog and Cat Management Act include wandering at large, dog attack/harassment, unregistered dog and failing to correctly identify your dog.

Wandering at large

Dog owners are required to have their dogs under effective control when in a public place. If a dog is found in a public space and is not under effective control the Council may choose to issue an expiation notice to the person in care and control of the dog at the time of the alleged offence.

Unregistered dog

Having your dog registered ensures that the Council is easily able to identify the correct owner and return your dog in the event that it ever becomes lost. In addition to this, under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 all dogs over the age of three months are required to be registered within 14 days and failure to register a dog can result in the Council issuing an expiation notice.

Dog attack/harassment

In the event that a dog is involved in an attack or harassment of another animal or human, the Council is authorised to issue the owner with an expiation notice.

Expiation invoice payments

 For payment methods, visit: Make a Payment

Expiation fees