Pig Keeping

This page outlines the rules for the keeping of pigs in Porirua City.

District Plan requirements

Pigs are not permitted in or within 100 metres of the City Centre or Suburban Zones.

You can keep pigs on any other premises or land in Porirua City if you have a permit.

Permits must be obtained before any pig or pigs are moved onto your property.

We will inspect your property before issuing the permit to ensure the proposed location is suitable for keeping pigs and will not create a nuisance or health hazard.

We will investigate any complaints where animals might be causing a nuisance or danger.

Permits and fees

The written approval of neighbours is required.

To apply for a permit, you must complete the following forms:

  • Application form for Permit to Keep Pigs
  • Neighbours Approval Form

Permit applications may be refused and existing permits may be withdrawn where the keeping of pigs creates a nuisance or health risk.

A permit fee is payable.

Links to more animal information


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