Dog registration renewals

Published on April 21, 2023

Dog renewal registrations for the Horowhenua District will open, and be due later than normal this year as we are consulting on Fees and Charges as part of the Annual Plan 2023/2024. 

We’re proposing an increase in dog registration fees to recover more of the cost of providing the dog control service from dog owners, rather than from rates. To learn more about the proposed fees and charges increases, and to make a submission and share your views visit:

We normally open dog registrations on 1 July each year, but in 2023 dog owners will be able to renew their dog registrations from 10am Thursday 6 July until Saturday 5 August 2023 before a 50% late fee penalty payment is applied. 

Dog owners who have already registered their pets with Horowhenua District Council will receive an email or letter soon with more details around the proposed changes to the dog registration process.

You can learn more about dog registrations and responsible dog ownership on the Dog Renewal Registration page