Transferring dogs into or out of Porirua City
This page sets out the actions that must be taken when a registered dog is either moved into or out of Porirua City.
Council must be notified of dog transfers into Porirua City
If your dog registered with any other council is transferred into Porirua City you must notify Porirua City Council of this by calling personally at Council’s Customer Services Centre and completing a dog registration application.
At the same time you will need to produce the current registration tag issued to your dog by the Council from whose district it was transferred.
A replacement Porirua City tag will then be issued for the remainder of the current dog registration year at no cost.
This is subject to the following conditions:
- The dog is currently registered with the Council in whose district the dog previously resided.
- There is no change in dog ownership, custody or control.
If neither condition can be complied with you will then need to apply to Council for new registration. In this case registration fees will apply.
Transferring registration of dog from Porirua City
If you are transferring a dog registered with Porirua City Council into another council’s district, you must notify the new council of the change in a similar manner to that outlined above.
Transfer of unregistered dogs
If you are transferring an unregistered dog of or over the age of 3 months into Porirua City, you must apply to Council for registration of that dog. If you are transferring such a dog out of Porirua City, then you must similarly apply for registration with the council in whose district the dog has been moved.
Links to more dog information
Porirua City Council links: