Animals are an important part of many households, but they need to be kept in a way that protects the public from nuisance, maintains public health and safety, and protects the welfare of the animal.
Keeping farm animals on a large scale is not compatible with urban living. Large animals need large areas of space, which is why farming animals for profit in residential areas is prohibited.
For more information about keeping livestock, please phone the Planning Guidance Unit on 07 838 6800.
If you are concerned about the welfare of any animal, please call the Waikato SPCA on 07 847 4868.
You must pay the impounding fees and costs before the stock can be released.
|Stock Impounding Related Fees|
|Horse, mule & deer||$48.00|
|Stock-driving and rangers charge stock||per hour||$80.00|
Last updated 30 June 2022