The Dog Control Policy 2022 and Dog Control Bylaw 2022 is now open for feedback from Monday 27 June until 4.30PM, Friday 22 July. All submissions and feedback on the bylaw and policy will be received and considered when reviewing the bylaw and policy.

The Chatham Islands Council Dog Control Bylaw was first made in 2017 and is due for review. The Dog Control Bylaw should be read in conjunction with the Dog Control Policy 2017. A policy is a statement of the Council’s position on a matter or issue which guide the delivery of our services.

The review process involves public consultation to ensure our policies and bylaws are useful and reflect what the community needs and wants.

Bylaws are made under the Local Government Act 2002 which requires that all bylaws must be reviewed five years after the day they were first made and then every ten years after that. If a bylaw is not reviewed within the required timeline, it expires. It is then revoked two years after the review due date.

Bylaws are rules made by Council under the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act). Bylaws are created for the purpose of:

  • protecting the public from nuisance
  • protecting, promoting and maintaining public health and safety
  • minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.

Copies of the Chatham Islands Council CIC Dog Control Bylaw 2017 and Dog Control Policy 2017 are available for download below or at the offices of the Chatham Islands Council at 13 Tuku Road, Chatham Islands, or requested via email – or by phoning 03 305 0033.

Make a submission

You can make a submission by either:

  • email to – use ‘Dog control submission as your email subject and include your name and address.
  • Or in hard copy to the Council office:

Chatham Islands Council
9 Waitangi Tuku Road

PO Box 24
Chatham Islands 8942