Dog Renewal Registration

Dog renewal registrations for the Horowhenua District were due on or before 5 August 2023, for the 2023/2024 financial year (1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024). We've extended the deadline to 5pm on Monday 7 August 2023.

Once you've received your Application to Renew Registration of Dogs form by post or email, you have until 7 August 2023 to renew your dog registration. Find out how to apply below.

Fee payments made after 7 August will incur a 50% late fee penalty payment.

If you need to make some changes to your registration, please get in touch with us.


Step 1.Have your form ready

Ensure you have your Application to Renew Registration of Dogs form for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. You can complete renewal registrations online for up to six dogs. If you own more than six dogs, please contact us.

Step 2.Check the details

If your renewal doesn't match the form you received and you need to make some changes to your registration, please contact us. If your dog ownership has not changed, continue to step 3.

Step 3.Have your dog tag number(s) ready

Our online form will automatically fill in some of the details for you. You’ll just need to have your dog tag number(s) ready to enter into the form. If you've misplaced your dog tag(s), you can enter the birth date of the person who registered the dog(s). 

Step 4.Renew and pay online

Ensure you have a credit/debit card or internet banking details for POLi so you can pay and finalise your renewal registration online.

Renew online

Step 5.Check your mail for dog tags 

Dog tags will be posted out upon confirmation of your renewal and full payment of fees. Please allow up to 5 (five) days for your dog tags to arrive.

In Person

Step 1.Bring in your renewal form

You can pay by cash or EFTPOS at any Horowhenua District Council office. You'll need your renewal form(s) with you to pay.

Step 2.Visit your nearest Council Office

Pop into your nearest Council office:

  • Levin (Main Office), 126 Oxford Street, Levin, open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and on Wednesdays 9.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).
  • Foxton Service Centre, 92 Main Street, Foxton, open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
  • Shannon Service Centre, Plimmer Terrace, Shannon, open 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

By Mail

Step 1.Pay for your renewal registration

Payment can be made by internet banking, using the following details:

Name Horowhenua District Council 
Bank BNZ
Branch Levin
Account Number 02-0668-0070607-02
Reference Details Code: Dog Reference Number
Particulars: Dog Name
Reference: Owner Name

Step 2.Mail your renewal to Council

Once you've completed your payment you'll need to post your renewal form(s) to us so we know what dog(s) you're paying for and we can match this with your payment.

Renewal forms can be posted to Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin 5542.

Keep in mind 

  • Payments received by us after 7 August 2023 will incur the 50% late penalty fee.  
  • Dog owners who believe they may have difficulty in paying their dog registration fees are encouraged to contact us and discuss possible options.