Dog Registration fees for the 2024/25 financial year

29 April 2024

Dog Registration starts on the 1st of June and all dogs in the Tararua District must be registered by 1 July. To avoid penalty fees or an infringement notice, please make sure your dog registration has been renewed by 31st July. If you’d like online payment details head to or you can make payments at any of our Customer Service Centres with cash or a debit card. Any new dog that is less than 3 months old after 1 August in any calendar year will be charged a pro rata of the dog registration for that year.

Council allows current members of Dogs NZ (formerly NZ Kennel Club) to be included within the Preferred Owner registration categories, and the new “Dogs NZ” Rural Domestic Dog category has been introduced.

Your Dog Rego fees support community safety, responsible ownership, education, and care. We handle issues, promote education, manage aggressive dogs, patrol areas, maintain records and provide care in dog  pounds.

Animal Control Advice Paid before 1 August 2024 Late fee if paid after 1 August 2024
Appliation and compliance advice No charge No charge
Urban domestic dog (entire) $                                                    150.00 $                                                                                 225.00
Urban domestic dog (desexed) $                                                    120.00 $                                                                                 180.00
Over 65's canine companion $                                                      90.00 $                                                                                 135.00
Preferred owner dog (entire). This fee also includes current members of Dogs New Zealand (formerly NZ Kennel Club)*. $                                                      80.00 $                                                                                 120.00
Preferred owner dog (desexed). This fee also includes current members of Dogs New Zealand (formerly NZ Kennel Club)*. $                                                      70.00 $                                                                                 105.00
Rural domestic dog $                                                      78.00 $                                                                                 117.00
Rural domestic dog. Current members of Dogs New Zealand (formerly NZ Kennel Club) only*. $                                                      52.00 $                                                                                   78.00
Working dogs* $                                                      60.00 $                                                                                   90.00
Dangerous dog (as classified under the Dog Control Act 1996) Base fee + 50% Additional 50% of applicable registration fee
Disability assist dog with organisation certificate No charge No charge

* Preferred owner status will be revoked if paid after 1 August. If revoked, the applicable dog registration fee will apply.

* Providing a false statement when registering a dog is an offence subject to a $3000 fine on conviction

* Over 65 canine companion fee is only for Urban dog owners that are not already Preferred Owners. Owners will have to apply for the Over 65 fee and provide proof of their age.

* First 5 working dogs per owner are at full working dog fee ($60.00) subsequent dogs are $6.00.