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Dog registration fee

Registration and payment due to 31 July 2024

Under Section 37 of the Dog Control Act 1996, the Gisborne District Council set the dog control fees that apply from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

All dogs in the Gisborne District must be registered from 3 months of age.

Owners are required to register their dogs by 31 July each year. A 25% penalty for late payment applies to all dogs registered after 1 August 2024.

Class / Type Registration2024/25 Cost in full / first registration2024/25 De-sexed discount
Family pet $105$95
Working rural $58$53
Selected owner$73$66
Selected owner - superannuitant$59$54
NZ Licensed Owner$62$56
Guide and hearing dogNo feeNo fee
Dangerous dog owner (rural and urban)$143$143

All dogs, except working dogs, are required to be microchipped within 2 months of registration.

De-sexing discount – with proof from a licensed veterinarian, a 10% discount may be applied to registration of all qualifying dogs paid by 31 July.

See our website for more details and criteria for registration types, or contact Customer Service.

This notice is given under the Dog Control Act 1996.

Contact information

Phone: 0800 653 800