Registration renewal increases 

Dogs. Circular Head residents have until Tuesday July 31 to receive a 50 per cent discount on dog registration or renewal.

The Circular Head Council animal control service covers the registration of dogs, impoundment of stray dogs and the investigation of nuisances and dog attacks. 

Dogs older than six months of age are required to be registered with local councils under state government legislation. Dogs must be microchipped to be able to be registered.

An increase of $1 has been applied across all registration categories due to the increase in fees for rehoming dogs. Previously council was not charged for this service but is now required to pay $100 when taking a dog to the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania in Burnie for re-homing. On average, one dog from the municipal area is taken to the home each month. 

To further off-set this cost, an increase of the impoundment daily detention fee has been introduced as well as increases to dangerous dogs and restricted breeds, and impoundment fees for unregistered dogs. 

For more information contact Circular Head Council on 6452 4800 or visit 33 Goldie Street, Smithton.

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