Renew your dogs registration

Published on July 29, 2022

Renew your dogs registration.

Dog registrations are due by 5pm on Sunday 31 July and owners who register their dog(s) online before Monday 1 August will go in the draw to win the cost of the registration back. Each online registration will automatically enter into the draw and five lucky dog owners will receive the prize.

We encourage owners to renew their registration before this date not only to be in to win but to avoid paying a late penalty fee of 50%.

We've made it easy to register your dog(s) online on our website. The form will auto-generate a lot of the information required when the dog reference number and tag number (or the birth date of the person who registered the dog(s)) is entered. Owners can also choose between a strip or a round tag when they complete the form.

Council needs to be informed of any changes to circumstances, such as a change of address or if a dog has passed away. All dogs older than three months need to be registered in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996. Registration information goes into a national register, which is used to identify and contact owners if a dog is found wandering, lost or stolen. The register also holds information about a dog's history and where it has previously been registered.

Dog registration fees help us to promote dog welfare and keep our community safe from dog nuisance. They support us in investigating dog complaints, maintaining our database, and providing dog safety education for children and workgroups.

Payment can be made online, by mail or in person at your nearest Council office in Levin, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton, or Shannon Library during office hours. Dog owners who may have difficulty in paying their dog registration fees are encouraged to contact us on 06 366 0999 to discuss payment options.