Annual dog registration renewal fees are due on 1 July each year.
Pay by 31 July to avoid a 25% penalty fee that's applied to all late payments after 1 August.
Dog registration fees under the Dog Control Act 1996
|Class / Type Registration||2021/22 Cost in full / first registration|
|Urban and Rural Pet||$96|
|Rural livelihood - income from working dog, breed huntaway or heading||$52|
|Selected owner - superannuitant||$55|
|NZ Licensed Owner***||$56|
|Probationary dog owner (rural and urban)||$142|
|Guide and hearing dog||No fee|
|Dangerous dog owner (rural and urban)||$143|
Penalty of 25% for late payment applies to all dogs registered after 1 August.
** Selected Owners who do not pay by 31 July revert back to standard owner rate plus penalty for late payment.
*** No new applications for Licensed Owners will be accepted.
To be eligible for Selected Owner discount, the dog owner must have a good dog ownership history. See the Selected Dog Owner Policy for more information.
New dog registration after 31 August will be pro-rated depending on the number of months remaining in the dog registration year and when the dog turns 3 months old.
Discount for de-sexing. You need to provide proof from a licensed veterinarian. A 10% discount may be applied to registration of qualifying dogs if paid by 31 July.