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Section 65 Companion Animals Act 1998
Fees and Charges when Animal Held

Section 65 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Fees and Charges when Animal Held and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

65 Fees and charges payable when animal detained or held

(1) A council can determine the following fees and charges for the purposes of this Part:
(a) release fees, being fees to be paid for the release of an animal detained or held under this Part, and
(b) maintenance charges, being charges to be paid for the maintenance of an animal while it is detained or held by the council under this Part.

(2) Different fees and charges can be determined by a council in respect of different breeds, kinds or classes of animals.

(3) The Minister can issue guidelines to councils from time to time with respect to the fixing of fees and charges under this section and councils are to comply with those guidelines.

(4) The regulations may set maximum amounts for the fees and charges that can be determined by councils under this section.

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