Permit for Dangerous, Menacing or Restricted Dogs - Cessnock City Council - New South Wales

Description

You will require permit to own a dog that is either:

  • declared dangerous or menacing
  • six months or older and is a restricted breed.

A dog can be declared as dangerous by an authorised council officer or a local court because it has done any of the following:

  • attacked or killed a person or animal without provocation
  • repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased a person or animal without provocation
  • is kept or used for hunting (not including a dog used for locating, flushing, pointing or retrieving birds or vermin).

The following breeds are restricted:

  • American pitbull terrier
  • pitbull terrier
  • Japanese tosa
  • dogo Argentino
  • fila Brasileiro
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Presa Canario.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $195.00

Other resources

Act(s) name

Companion Animal Act 1998 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Companion Animals Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Additional information

There are further requirements for enclosures, gates and warning signs for dangerous dogs.

Administering agency

Cessnock City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service

Cessnock City Council

Operating address: 62 - 78 Vincent Street
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Mailing address: PO BOX 152
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Phone: 02 4993 4100
Fax: 02 4993 2500
Email: council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Website: Cessnock City Council (Opens in new window)