picture of a Labrador retriever puppy lying on some grassIt's that time of year again when all dog owners must ensure that their dogs are registered.

Dog registrations are due from 1 July, with discounted registrations fees available for July.

A re-registration notice will arrive in your inbox or letterbox by 1 July. Payment can be made online, by internet banking, at a Council service centre, or using the prepaid return envelope provided with your registration form.

All dogs older than 3 months must be registered every year (JulyJune) as per the Dog Control Act 1996. It’s a $300 fine for an unregistered dog.

Fees collected from registration help to fund the Council’s 24/7 dog control operation. This includes community education and the Dog Smart programme in schools, along with enforcement activities, operating the dog pound and providing free microchipping for the district’s dogs.

If paid by 31 July 2020, the discounted registration fee applicable is:

  • $10 Administration/Owner fee
  • $35 for each dog owned by the same person and held at the same locality.

Payment after 31 July 2020 the full registration fee applicable is:

  • $15 Administration/Owner fee
  • $45 for each dog owned by the same person and held at the same locality.

A replacement dog tag costs $5 and dog collars are available for $9-11 depending on the size.

If you have changed your email address or postal address since last year’s registration, please contact Animal Control on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) so your details can be confirmed

Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:38am