Dog Registration Fees for the 2019/20 Financial Year

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 37 of the Dog Control Act 1996, the Tararua District Council at its meeting held on 29 May 2019 set the following dog control fees (including GST) for the year of 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Owners are required to register their dogs by 1 August of each year; failing which an additional late fee of 50% of the base fee will apply.

Dog registration (if paid before 1 August) 

Urban domestic dogs  $95.00
Preferred owner dogs*   $50.00
Rural domestic dogs 
 $40.00
Working dogs*  $40.00
Dangerous dogs*  150% of the applicable registration category
Disability assist dogs with organisational certificate   No charge

Dog registration (if paid after 1 August) 

Urban domestic dogs $142.50
Preferred owner dogs* $75.00
Rural domestic dogs
$60.00
Working dogs* $60.00
Dangerous dogs* 150% of the applicable registration category
Disability assist dogs with organisational certificate No charge

Other dog registration fees

Replacement registration tag $2.00
Application and compliance advice No charge
Application for preferred owner status
No charge
Application for licence to keep three or more dogs (1 ha or less) No charge
Application for licence to register a board-ing or breeding kennel No charge
Disability assist dogs with organisational certificate No charge

*Disability assist dog has the same meaning as in the Dog Control Act 1996.

*Preferred owners that register their dogs late (after 1 August) may have this status revoked and the fee charged will be the applicable registration category.

*Dangerous dog has the same meaning as in the Dog Control Act 1996.

*Providing a false statement when registering a dog is an offence subject to a $3,000 fine on conviction.

*Any new dog up to 3 months of age will be charged a pro rata of the base rate.

*Any new dog from 3 months of age to 6 months of age will be charged the full base fee.


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