Register your dog

Register your dog

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Due to scheduled maintenance, this online service will be unavailable from 2pm on Friday 3 June. We expect this service to be available by 8am on Tuesday 7 June.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Registering your dog or puppy for the first time

If you live in the Auckland Council area, you need to register your dog or puppy with us each year. You risk receiving a fine if you don't.

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

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 years of age, 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, you will receive an annual reminder (sent to your last known address) to re-register your dog/s.

 

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.

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.

 


Dog registration renewal

We are sending out dog registration reminder notices in June.

If any of your details have changed since last year please tell us using our online change of details form.

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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