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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 15

Registration fees

    (1)     A Council must, by resolution, fix fees to be paid for registration or renewal of registration under this Part.

    (2)     If a dog or cat is required to be registered for part only of a year, the Council may permit a pro rata fee to be paid for that registration which represents that proportion of the year for which the animal is registered.

    (3)     A resolution under subsection (1) must adopt the principles set out in this section but may make provision for other matters including the circumstances in which a fee or part of a fee may be refunded.

S. 15(4) substituted by No. 76/2005 s. 10(1).

    (4)     A scheme of registration fees in respect of dogs or cats must apply the following principles—

        (a)     the maximum fee is to be payable in respect of a class of dog described in Column 1 of Part 1 of the Schedule or a class of cat described in Column 1 of Part 2 of the Schedule;

        (b)     the reduced fee is to be payable in respect of a class of dog described in Column 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule or a class of cat described in Column 2 of Part 2 of the Schedule;

        (c)     in the case of a dangerous dog (that is not of a class of dangerous dog referred to in paragraph (d)), a menacing dog or a restricted breed dog, the fee payable must be no less than the amount of the maximum fee for a dog under paragraph (a);

        (d)     the fee payable in respect of a dangerous dog in any of the following classes is to be the same amount as the maximum fee for a dog under paragraph (a)—

S. 15(4)(d)(i) amended by No. 44/2017 s. 4.

              (i)     a dangerous dog that is kept, or at any time has been kept, as a guard dog for non-residential premises; or

S. 15(4)(d)(ii) amended by Nos 17/2016
s. 17(Sch.  1 item 2), 69/2017 s. 12(1).

              (ii)     a dangerous dog that has undergone protection training in accordance with any relevant business code of practice;

S. 15(4)(e) inserted by No. 69/2017 s. 12(2).

        (e)     the fee payable for a dog (other than a dangerous dog) that is kept in foster care by a registered foster carer

              (i)     for the first 12 month period that the dog is so kept, must not be more than twice the amount required to be paid by the Council to the Treasurer under section 69 in respect of the registration or renewal of registration of a dog; and

              (ii)     on and after the first 12 month period, is the fee determined in accordance with the other provisions of this section, or any lesser fee fixed by the Council;

S. 15(4)(f) inserted by No. 69/2017 s. 12(2).

        (f)     the fee payable for a cat that is kept in foster care by a registered foster carer

              (i)     for the first 12 month period that the cat is so kept, must not be more than twice the amount required to be paid by the Council to the Treasurer under section 69 in respect of the registration or renewal of registration of a cat; and

              (ii)     on and after the first 12 month period, is the fee determined in accordance with the other provisions of this section, or any lesser fee fixed by the Council.

    (5)     In fixing a maximum fee for registration of dogs or cats, the Council must fix a fee which is at least 3 times greater than the reduced fee.

    (6)     A Council must waive 50% of a registration fee which a person would otherwise be required to pay for a dog or cat under this section if that person—

S. 15(6)(a) amended by No. 82/2004
s. 13(Sch. item 1).

        (a)     is an eligible recipient within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004 ; and

        (b)     has completed and given to the Council an application for such a waiver in the form approved by the Council.

S. 15(7) inserted by No. 87/2000 s. 8, substituted by No. 76/2005 s. 10(2).

    (7)     Subsection (6) does not apply to a dangerous dog, a menacing dog or a restricted breed dog.

Division 3—Powers and duties of Councils with respect to registration

S. 16 amended by No. 83/2001 s. 13, substituted by No. 76/2005 s. 11.



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