Preferred Owner Status for dogs

Published 13 Feb 2023

To encourage and recognise responsible dog ownership, Council offers a reduced registration fee for owners that achieve “Preferred owner Status.”

Your dog must be registered for at least a year before you are eligible to apply for Preferred Owner Status.

Applications must be made before the last Friday in April to be eligible for the reduced fee for the following registration year. Approvals are subject to a satisfactory property inspection and administrative checks.

For more information please check: Dog Registration | Tararua District Council (

Or please call our friendly customer services team:  06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110.