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. 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