Find out how to get a dog permit for the Marlborough Sounds.

Make sure you keep your dog on the lead. Photo: Margot Ferrier.
Make sure you keep your dog on the lead

You must phone the DOC office to obtain your permit, free of charge.

You will need to provide your details as well as your dog’s registration number, breed and description.

Permits are normally given for the specific location and time that you require but you can obtain a permit for all dog access areas for up to 6 months if you want repeated access.

In areas where dogs are allowed by permit remember it is your responsibility as the owner to:

  • Keep your dog on a lead.
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Ensure your dog does not harass the wildlife.
  • Only go where dogs are allowed.
  • Get a permit before you go.


Waitohi / Picton Office
Phone:   +64 3 520 3002
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
Postal Address:   PO Box 161
Picton 7250
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