Dog Registration 2016/17

Spend the dollar, get those tags on the collar!

If you own a dog in Tararua,
you need to register it with
us before 1 August.


Information for new dog owners

All dog owners are legally required to register their dogs with their local councils when the dog reaches 3 months of age.

If you are new to the Tararua District, or have a new or unregistered dog(s), you will need to register your dog(s) with us immediately.

Once your dog(s) is registered, you will need to renew your registration each year.


Since 1 July 2006, all dogs registered for the first time (except working dogs) must be microchipped.

Dogs classified as dangerous or menacing and any dog(s) impounded for the second time must be microchipped.

Keep an eye out for your reminder notice!

All currently registered dog owners should have received a posted annual re-registration reminder notice before the end of June.

Please note, your re-registration needs to be completed and paid in full by 1 August to avoid the late/penalty fee.

Uh-oh... Lost your reminder notice?

Not a problem! If your notice never arrived in the mail, or it did but you have misplaced it, head down to your nearest Council Service Centre where the friendly Customer Services team are more than happy to print these out for you.

Keep us in the loop!

Remember, if at any stage throughout the year you get a new dog, transfer a dog to another person, change your address, your dog passes away or if you want to update any of your dog registration details, please let us know so we can make sure your details are always up-to-date.

Council are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Animal Control. You can get in touch with the Council team by phoning 06 374 4080 (north) or 06 376 0110 (south), alternatively you can email

Fees and charges for the 2016/17 year can be found here.

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