Registration Fees

Dog registration fees reflect our policy of funding 80% of the cost of dog control through user charges (‘user pays’) and 20% through rates.

  • Full registration fee: $114
  • Minus rebates if applicable
  • Late payment (after 31 July) will result in a 50% penalty fee. An infringement fine of $300 for keeping an unregistered dog may also be issued.

Rebates

Rebates are used to reward responsible dog owners. These rebates include:

  • No complaints bonus - $36 rebate: Every owner will automatically be eligible for this rebate unless we have received a genuine complaint about a dog you own, a dog you own has been impounded during the previous registration year, or you do not pay your registration fee on time.
  • Desexed, Working, or New Zealand Kennel Club (NZKC) registered breeding dog – total $31 rebate: This is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted dogs.

    Only one of the desexed/working/NZKC rebates can be claimed. To claim this rebate you must provide a copy of a vet certificate (for the desexed dog rebate), proof of NZKC membership (NZKC breeding dog rebate), or complete a Working Dog Declaration form (for the working dog rebate).

  • Responsible Owner Rebate - $15 rebate: If you already have a Responsible Owner Rebate you will automatically be eligible for this rebate unless we have received a genuine complaint about a dog you own, a dog you own has been impounded during the previous registration year, or you do not pay your registration fee before July 31.
    If you don’t have a Responsible Owner Rebate you can apply by dropping into any Council office and signing the terms and conditions form, completing a short test and having your property inspected by one of our Animal Control Officers.
    To qualify for this rebate in urban areas you must have a fully fenced section.