This page sets out the new dog registration and registration renewal requirements and how and when you apply.
Annual dog registrations are payable now and must be paid in full by 31 July to avoid a penalty. Details on renewing your dogs registration and this years fees are below. Details on how to pay your dogs registration fee through internet banking are available here:
All dogs must be registered
Dogs must be registered with Council from age 3 months onwards. The registration year runs from 01 July to 30 June, registrations during the year are charged a prorated fee.
If you have registered your dog for the first time, you have two months from the date of registration to supply Council with your dog's microchip number. It is an offence under the Dog Control Act 1996 to have an unregistered dog and/or fail to micro-chip your dog where it is required.
If you wish to keep more than two dogs you require a Dispensation Licence.
You will also be eligible for a fee rebate if your dog has been neutered.
Registering a new dog
To register a new dog you must apply in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre using the form "Application For Dog Registration" available at the Customer Services counter.
As the application form is a multi-paged self carbon document it cannot be provided online for downloading.
You may however request an application form to be mailed out to you by calling our Customer Services Centre on telephone (04) 237 5089.
In all cases you must complete and sign the registration application form.
Full details of your dog will be required
The following information is required for your application:
- The dog’s name
- The breed and/or type of dog
- Its age, colour and sex
- Has the dog been neutered (de-sexed)
- Details of any micro-chip or other specific means of identification.
- Previous owner details where some other person has previously owned the dog.
- Previous registration details where the dog has been registered either under the name of a previous owner or with another Council.
- Certification confirming the dog has been neutered, micro-chipped and previous registration details as applicable.
Dog registrations must be renewed annually
You must renew your dog registration before 1 July in each year. Council mails out renewal notices in mid June each year to the mailing address contained in your registration records.
If you change your address it is important you notify Council of this. Check with Council’s Customer Services Centre if you do not receive your renewal notice by 30 June to avoid non-renewal.
The registration and renewal fees cover the issue of the dog collar tag. The collar tag will be issued upon receipt of your registration fee and any other charges due.
Links to more dog information
Porirua City Council links: