Keeping of Animals

The table below outlines the number of each animal type that can be kept on a residential property without a permit.

You must ensure that the animals do not create a nuisance or danger to neighbours or other people.

Animal Type  Multi Unit Property  All Other Areas (except farming area) 
Dogs  2  2
Cats  2  2
Poultry (includes fowls, bantams, pheasants, ducks, geese)  Not permitted  5
Free flying pigeons  Not permitted  Not permitted
Rooster  Not permitted  Not permitted
Domestic mice  10  10
Guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters  2  4
Domestic rabbits  2  4
Retiles  2  2
Other animals (including: cattle, horse, goat, swine, pig, ostrich, sheep, and any other agricultural animal)  Not permitted Not permitted residential/10 rural living zone

The information above does not apply where animals are kept with a planning permit or where a Wildlife Licence has been obtained in accordance with the Wildlife Regulations 2013.