Animal Control - Fees & Charges

Animal Control

Horowhenua District Council's fees and charges for the 2023/2024 financial year, adopted by Council on 28 June 2023 as part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Amendment (LTPA) and Annual Plan 2023-2024 (AP), are available below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates. 

Animal Control fees pay for:

  • running the Animal Services Department;
  • actioning complaints;
  • education programmes and material;
  • Pound facilities; and
  • legal costs.
Dog Registration 
 2023/2024 Fees
From 1 July 2023
Disability Assist Dog (Class 12) Free
Selected Owner Status (Class 15)  $80.00
NZKC Registered Status (Class 8)   $80.00
Racing Greyhound Registered Status (Class 6)  $80.00
De-sexed Pet (Class 3 & 17)   $96.00
Entire Pet (Class 11 & 14)   $160.50
Working Dog (Class 2)     $70.80
Stock (Farm) Dog Excempt Microchipping (Class 16) $70.80
Multiple Stock (Farm) Dog *applicable to owners with four or more stock dogs registered (Class 18)
Puppy (Class 13)   $67.00
Superannuitant Owner (Class 1)   $80.00
Dangerous Dog De-sexed (Class 5)   $144.00
Dangerous Dog Entire (Class 4)   $240.75
Late Fee Fee plus 50% if paid
after 5 August 2023
Other Fees & Charges
2023/2024 Fees
from 1 July 2023
Animal Control Officer Hourly Rate  $177.00
Registration Discs
Transfer from Another Local Authority Free
Replacement Disc $6.30
Dog Lead $15.00
Dog Collar (small) $10.00
Dog Collar (large) $15.00
Dog Impounding
First Impound Fee, Per Dog $84.00
Second Impound Fee, Per Dog $157.50
Third and Subsequent Impound Fee, Per Dog $241.50
Daily Fee Cost, Per Dog   $12.60
Associated Costs (vet costs, supplementary feeding, whelping and the like) Cost + 20%
Dog Surrender Fee $84.00
Microchipping Fee (following impoundment)  $42.00
Stock Impounding (any four-legged, hoofed animal)
First Impound Fee   $84.00
Second Impound Fee  $136.50
Third and Subsequent Impound Fee  $189.00
Daily Fee Costs, Per Head  $7.40
Associated Costs (transportation, hay and the like) Cost + 20%
Cage Deposit (50% Refundable)   $42.00
NZKC  / Greyhound Application - First Time Applicants  $31.50
Additional Dog Licence Application (one off application fee) $31.50
Responsible Owner Application $31.50
Dog Infringement Fees
Fees are set by Legislation

Wilful obstruction of dog control officer or ranger $750.00
Failure or refusal to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars   $750.00
Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog   $750.00
Failure to comply with any bylaw authorised by the section   $300.00
Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both)   $300.00
Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner   $750.00
Failure to comply with effects of disqualification   $750.00
Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog   $300.00
Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog   $500.00
Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog   $300.00
Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements   $100.00
Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog   $300.00
False statement relating to dog registration   $750.00
Falsely notifying death of dog   $750.00
Failure to register dog   $300.00
Fraudulent procurement or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc   $500.00
Failure to advise change of dog ownership   $100.00
Failure to advise change of address $100.00
Removal, swapping, or counterfeiting of registration label disc   $500.00
Failure to keep dog controlled or confined   $200.00
Failure to keep dog under control   $200.00
Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise   $300.00
Failure to carry leash in public   $100.00
Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements   $100.00
Releasing dog from custody   $750.00