Dog Registration Information

​​​​​​​​​​​All dogs in New Zealand over the age of three months must be registered by law. Dog registration is renewed annually on 1 July each year. Registration forms are sent out every year before 1 July to the most current postal or email address that we have on record.

If the dog is not registered and it is past the due date, you may be liable for an infringement fee of $300 and your dog may be impounded.

If you get a new dog you need to ensure it is registered in your name. The cost to register puppies are at a proportion of the annual fees based on when the pup was three months of age. Please let us know if your dog has changed owners, you have changed address or if your dog dies as you may be entitled to a refund.

Registration Cost

​​Fee2018/19​ cost
Entire dog fee (discount rate if paid before 1 July)​$85.00
​Entire dog fee (paid 1 July to 1 August)$95.00​
​Entire dog fee (paid after 1 August)$105.00​
​Working dog (kept solely or principally for the purposes of herding or driving stock as per the Dog Control Act 1996)$30.00​
​Desexed dog discount$10.00​ discount
​Application for 'special dog' classification applied to address
(not owner)
​Special dog classification fee$65.00​
​Disability assist dogFree​
​Dangerous dog (before penalties are applied)150% of full rate​

Lost registration tags can be replaced for $10. You must state the reason on the registration form e.g. lost.​​

Dog registration online

You can pay for your dog registration online
If you need to register a new dog please complete the online dog registration application.

Dog collars and leads

A range of dog collars and leads are for sale at our offices and the Taupo pound.

​Size/type ​Cost $
​Small ​$5
​Medium ​$8
​Large ​$10
​Soft nylon lead ​$5
Nylon padded lead​ ​$10​
Page reviewed: 25 Jun 2018 10:52am