Register your dog

Register your dog

If you own a dog in Auckland, you need to register it with us. Registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

You risk receiving a fine if you don't.


Renew my dog registration

We are sending out reminders from Friday 17 June 2016.

If you have not received your reminder by the end of June we may not have your correct address, contact us and let us know.

Before you start

Check the details on your reminder notice for the 2016-2017 registration period. If any of your details have changed, you will need to renew your dog registration by post or at a service centre.

 

Renew online


All areas will have an online option available this year.

 

Renew by post

To renew your registration by post, send your form and cheque payment to:

Dog Registration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

Contact us if you have not received your new dog tag in ten working days.

Renew in person

You can renew your registration:

  • at any of our service centres - we will issue your dog tag when you pay 
  • at any branch of NZ PostShop or Kiwibank - if your dog's details and the fee printed on your reminder letter have not changed. Contact us if you do not receive your new dog tag in ten working days.


First time registering

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

Send us a completed application to register a dog (PDF 100KB).
 

Register by post

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

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

Register in person

Pay in person at any service centre. You'll receive your disc or strap right away.

Registration requirements

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

Include with your application:

  • a copy of the veterinary certificate if your dog has been de-sexed
  • a copy of your Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL), or your RDOL number if you have completed the test
  • a copy of your SuperGold card if you have one.

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

SuperGold card holders

A discounted registration fee applies for holders of:

  • SuperGold card with the Community Services card (CSC) endorsement or
  • both a SuperGold card and a Community Services card
  • a Veteran Gold card.

If you've got your card in the last year, and this is the first time you are registering with the discounted rate.

  • include a copy of both sides 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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