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Renew your dog registration by October 16 and avoid a $243 fine

Dog owners who haven’t paid their pet’s annual registration fee have until October 16 to renew it in order to avoid a $243 fine.

Council’s Local Laws Coordinator Phil Amson says nearly one third of the Shire’s dog owners had not renewed their dog’s registration by the October 1 deadline. 

“Registration not only helps Council reunite lost dogs with their owners and identify dogs involved in attacks, but it is also a legal requirement under state legislation.”

“Sometimes bills can be overlooked, we appreciate that, which is why we’ve allowed a brief amnesty to October 16,” he said.

“However, from Monday 17 October we will be issuing fines to dog owners whose registration remains unpaid after that time.”

“The fine under the Act for failing to renew registration is $243, on top of the registration fee," Mr Amson said.

“Save yourself a $243 infringement and call Council to finalise your renewal today. If your circumstances have changed or you need to update your details, please give Council a call.”

Forms and further information on dog registration can be found on Council’s website.

Renewals can be made at any post office, online with a credit card via Council’s website, through BPay or in person at Council’s office at 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin.

New registration payments can be made in person at Council’s customer service counter, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin.

4 October 2016