If you’re already a registered dog owner, you should receive a renewal notice in the mail each year, along with the latest information about our Dog Control Policy and Bylaw (see below) plus an easy guide to paying your registration fee online. If you didn’t receive your annual renewal notice, contact us straight away.
Dog registrations 2017/18
Make online payment
Has your dog been de-sexed in the last 12 months?
Attach written proof or a copy of your dog’s de-sexing certificate when you register your dog and you will get a year’s free dog registration.
This is subject to the following condition:
- The dog is not classified as a dangerous dog that has been required to be neutered or spayed under provisions set out in the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003.
- Written proof is provided by a certified veterinary surgeon who has adequately described the dog involved.
Registration fee refunds - deceased dogs
You can apply for a refund if your dog passes away. You need to notify us using our Dog Maintenance Form and specifically request a refund (see forms below). Do this as soon as possible, as the refunds are calculated on the number of full months left in the current registration year, taken from the date we receive your application. You can also notify us in writing (see contact us for our postal address) - or email us.
Note that refunds are not available if your dog dies in the last registration period, changes ownership, left the district, reported lost or stolen, or you sign your dog over to Animal Control.
Approved, selected and farm owners
If you are a “good dog owner” and your dog has not been reported to Council or impounded for the past two years then you should already be classed as an approved dog owner and receive a discounted dog registration fee.
If you own two or more dogs and meet the approved dog owner criteria then you can also apply to become a selected owner or farm owner. If you meet our criteria for either of these then your dog registration fee will be further discounted.
To learn more or to apply visit our Dog owner classifications page.