Register your dog

Register your dog


Dog registration renewal

All registered dog owners should have received their re-registration notice by the end of June.

If any of the details on your notice have changed since you last registered your dog, you will need to renew your dog registration in person or by mail.
 

Icon pay online Online and internet banking

Sorry, but an online option is not available in the Manukau City area.

For all other areas you can re-register online.
 

Icon pay in person Pay in person

Take your renewal notice into any one of our service centres by cash, cheque, Eftpos or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

Providing none of your details have changed since you last registered, you can also renew at any NZ PostShop or Kiwibank branch.
 

Icon pay by mail Pay by mail

Enclose your cheque and completed application form in the return-addressed envelope to.

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 

 


Registering your dog

If you live in the Auckland Council area, you need to register your dog with us each year. Registration runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

You could risk receiving a fine if you don't.

Once registered you will receive an annual reminder (sent to your last known address) to re-register your dog/s.
 

Registration requirements

  • You need to register your puppy before it turns three months old.
  • Register your dog at the address where it spends the most time.
  • You need to microchip your dog within two months of being registered.
  • If you are under 16 years of age, you need to register the dog under your parent or guardian's name.

Include with your application:

 

Register a new dog or puppy

To find out how much it will cost to register your dog, use our fee calculator.

Use our Application to register a dog (PDF 100KB) to register a new dog or puppy.

Read the 'What you need to know' section on the form and include all relevant information with your application.
 

By post

Tell us if you want a disc or strap. Tick your preferred option in the 'Tag preference' box on the registration form.

Send your form, relevant information and your Dog registration fee to:

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

You should get your disc or strap within ten working days. Contact us if you don't receive it within ten working days.
 

In person

You can pay in person at any service centre. Remember to bring any copies of supporting information.

You'll receive your disc or strap at time of payment. 

 

SuperGold card holders

SuperGold card holders who have the Community Services endorsement.

If you are claiming the SuperGold Combo card rate for the first time.

  • include a copy of the front and back of your card with your application form or renewal notice by post, or
  • bring it with you to any service centre.

Visit the SuperGold Card website for more information about the SuperGold Card.

If you live in Auckland, you need to register your dog with us each year. Registration runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

You need to register your dog before it turns three months old and at the address where it spends most of its time.

You also need to microchip your dog within two months of being registered for the first time.

You risk a fine of up to $300 or prosecution if you don't register your dog.

How to register your dog

Complete an Application to register a dog form.

Send your form, relevant information and fee to:

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

You can also register your dog at a service centre. Bring along any copies of supporting information.

You should get your disc or strap within ten working days.

What to include with your application

Include a copy of:

  • a veterinary certificate if your dog has been de-sexed
  • your Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL), or your RDOL number if you have completed the test
  • the front and back of your Combo Card, or your SuperGold card and Community Services Card if you are registering under the class E.

Renew your dog registration

You should receive a renewal form in June each year if you have registered your dog with us before.

You need to:

  • complete the form
  • and check that your dog's details are correct
  • and let us know if anything has changed.

You can save on your registration fee if you:

  • renew your registration before 1 August
  • de-sex your dog
  • get a Responsible Dog Owner Licence.

Get a replacement disc or strap

Complete the Application to register a dog form to replace your disc or strap. Just tick the 'replacement tag option' and list the dog's old disc or strap number (if you know it).

Send it with your payment ($8 including GST) to:

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

You can also get replacement discs and straps from one of our service centres.

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