Registration

Register your dog

If you live in the Auckland Council area, you need to register your dog with us each year. Registration runs from1 July to 30 June the following year.

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


Renew your dog registration

You should receive a renewal notice in June each year if you have registered your dog with us before. If you do not, please contact us to make sure we have your correct details.

Once you've received your renewal notice, check that your or your dog's details are correct and let us know if anything has changed.

In some areas only one owner can be the registered owner, so you might not be listed on the form. You can be a dog's legal owner, but not necessarily a registered owner.

Here are some ways you can save on your registration fee:

Note that the registration form on this page is for new or transfer registrations, so shows the lower fee. To find the fee for renewing your dog registration, see our fee calculator.

Use our property search to find out how to register in your area. Enter the property address where your dog is registered:


Register a new dog or puppy

Use our Application to register a dog (PDF 415KB) 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.


Registration guidelines

  • 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:

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

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 the fee to:

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

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


You should get your disc or strap within ten working days. Contact us if you don't receive after 10 working days.


Get a replacement disc or strap

Use the Application to register a dog (PDF 415KB) if you need to replace your disc or strap.

Tick the 'replacement tag option' including the dog's old disc or strap number (if you know it).

Send it with your payment ($7 including GST) to:

Animal administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

You can also get replacement discs and straps from your local service centre.

Attaching the strap

Soak the strap under warm water to make it easier to bend and loop around your dog's collar.

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 ($7 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.