Preferred Owner Status

To encourage and recognise good dog ownership, Tararua District Council is offering a reduced registration fee for owners that achieve Preferred Owner Status.

Applications for Preferred Owner Status are due by the end of April. If you are granted preferred status, you will be eligible for the reduced fee for the following registration year.

You can obtain an application form from any Council Service Centre, by clicking here or by calling the numbers below and requesting one be mailed out to you.

Council is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Animal Control. You can get in touch with the Council team on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110 or email us on

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