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    • Please note there is no Justice of the Peace service at our Main Administration Centre today, Thursday 7 December. The service will return on Friday 8 December between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

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    • City services at Scarborough Community Hub, including library and leisure centre will be closed to the public on Saturday 9 December and Sunday 10 December due to Western Power electrical works.

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Pet ownership

Pet owners are responsible for making sure that their pets remain healthy, well-socialised and safe, and that their needs are balanced with those of the wider community.

Transfer of pet ownership

If you sell your dog or give your dog to another person, you will need to complete the pet registration form below so we can update your dog's records.

There are no fees associated with transferring ownership. 

Transferring pet ownership

To request a paper version of the form, please phone the City’s Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555.

Ownership of more than two dogs

If you intend to own more than two dogs aged over three months, you must apply for a permit. You’ll also need approval from all surrounding neighbours and pay a property inspection fee when you submit your application. For more information, please phone our Contact Centre.

Application for more than two dogs

Owner responsibilities

Dog owners must ensure their dog(s):

  • Wears a collar and registration tag when in a public place
  • Is kept in an adequately fenced area with a self-closing gate
  • Can be confined to the property where it lives
  • Is under the control of a competent person, on a maximum two-metre lead, when in a public place
  • Is exercised off a leash in designated areas only, with the person in control carrying a leash to ensure the dog can be restrained if required
  • Is registered in one person’s name, who must be over the age of 18.

Cat owners must ensure their cat(s):

  • Wears a collar and registration tag when in a public place

  • Has been vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped

  • Is registered in one person’s name, who must be over the age of 18
  • Has a sleeping area with food, water and a litter tray
  • Does not enter cat-prohibited areas or fauna-protected buffer zones. For more information, see cat-prohibited areas.
transfer of animal

Transfer of pet registrations

Under the Dog Act 1976 and Cat Act 2011, local governments are unable to transfer pet registration ownership until the appropriate form has been completed either by the previous owner or the new owner.  Alternatively where the previous owner is unable to provide the name, address and contact number of the new owner, a WA Statutory Declaration form will be accepted when signed by an authorised person.