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Dog fees and charges

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 Registration2021/22 Cost in full / first registration
Urban and Rural Pet$96
Rural livelihood - income from working dog, breed huntaway or heading$52
Selected owner**$68
Selected owner - superannuitant$55
Superannuitant$63
NZ Licensed Owner***$56
Probationary dog owner (rural and urban)$142
Guide and hearing dogNo 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.