Responsible dog ownership
Stratford District Council has four categories of dog ownership. We encourage responsible dog ownership, and place more appropriate costs on irresponsible dog owners.
The majority of dog owners will be automatically placed into the 'Good Dog Owner' category.
If extra steps, such as having the dog neutered and suitable fencing, are in place, you will be able to claim the 'Select Dog Owner' classification. This category rewards the dog owner with a 50% reduction on the current lowest fee.
Download the form to apply for Select Dog Ownership.
You may have up to two dogs over the age of 3 months on an urban property. If you wish to have more, you must apply for an Urban Dog License.
Information on being a responsible dog owner is available in Council's Dog Control Policy 2020.