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You must renew your dog registration before 1 July each year. There’s a penalty of 50% of the registration fee, which will apply if unpaid by the end of July.
We’ll send you a renewal notice in the mail in mid-June to remind you to renew your registration. If you’ve moved, please let us know so that your notice goes to the correct address.
By law, your dog must be microchipped. Details of the microchip must be supplied to council 2 months after the date of initial first registration. Find out how to Microchip your dog.
You can have your dog desexed (neutered) in return for a donation. This service is funded by Mana Community Grants Foundation and provided by CareVets Porirua, find out more
We're big fans of the Reduced Registration Fee Category (formerly Responsible Dog Owner status), who pay lower registration fees for their kuri.
Responsible Dog Owner has recently had a name change, it's now called Reduced Registration Fee Category.
For more information visit the Reduced Registration Fee Category page
Whether you are re-homing a rescued dog, or providing a playmate for the four-legged friends you already own, sometimes it might be necessary for you to have more than two dogs on your property.
There's some paperwork and a fee you need to pay to make this a reality. If you’re planning to build new accommodation for your dogs, you may also need to get resource consent and/or a building consent before you start the work.
There is a fee of $33.00 for a three plus permit (formally dispensation licence) for owning more than two dogs. Please note there is also a property inspection fee of $130.00.
If you no longer have a kurī, get in touch with us to cancel your dog registration. Click below to action
If you get a dog fine, you have 28 days to pay the fine. Part payments aren't accepted. To pay a fine you can:
If you don't pay on time, you'll receive a reminder notice. If no payment is received after a further 28 days, the overdue fine will be lodged with the Ministry of Justice for follow up action.
If a dog is barking and causing a nuisance, you can report it to us 24 hours a day by phoning (04) 237 5089. We'll log your call and investigate promptly. Find out more about why dogs bark.
Council considers all reports of dog attacks seriously and when this involves a person we will respond as soon as possible. Click here to find out how to report an attack or harassment.
If your dog is picked up by Animal Control and it’s microchipped, we will contact you. If it’s impounded, you’ll need to pay any impounding, microchipping and registration fees before it can be released. Find out more about fees and pound opening hours.
We offer a service to put down (euthanise) a dog if it’s old, sick or aggressive. Contact us on phone (04) 237 5089 to arrange an appointment to discuss this.
There’s a fee of $65.00 for this service.