Dog registration - Spend the dollar; get those tags on the collar

Published 05 Jul 2022

At the end of June, dog owners on our database should have received a posted notice to re-register their dogs for the 2022/2023 year. Your re-registration needs to be completed and paid in full by 1 August to avoid a 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!
If you’ve changed your address, or where the dog is kept, or you no longer have the dog please let us know now so we can make sure your details are correct.

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.
All dogs registered for the first time (except working dogs) must be microchipped.

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.

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