The Wellington Consolidated Bylaw 2008 - Part 2: Animals requires a certificate of registration if you operate, or want to set up an animal boarding establishment, or a facility like dog day care. You may also need a resource or building consent. Animal boarding establishments include boarding kennels and catteries.
Certificate of registration
Your certificate of registration should be displayed within your establishment so the public can see it.
Apply for a registration
Use the form below for:
- a new registration
- a change of occupier.
Application for registration of premises (39KB PDF)
Send your completed form:
- in person at our Service Centre – fees can be paid using cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card.
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| Animal boarding establishment
Boarding establishments must comply with the government's animal welfare code. Consult the Code of Welfare for the Temporary Housing of Companion Animals to find out what standards you need to meet.
You may need a resource consent if there are environmental impacts or land zoning changes.
You may need a building consent for construction, plumbing or drainage work.
New establishments or complaints
To discuss setting up an animal boarding establishment or other nuisance issues, contact the Animal Liaison Officer or an Environmental Health Officer on 04 499 4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org