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Register your dog with us for the first time
Use this form if you are registering your dog for the first time with Auckland Council or moving to Auckland from another district.
You should know
The dog registration office will be closed from 12pm(noon) on Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Tuesday 5 January 2021.
We will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 6 January 2021.
You can still submit your registration forms at one of our animal shelters during this period (excluding Christmas day) or register online.
What you need to register your dog
- A completed registration form.
- A copy of the veterinary certificate if your dog has been de-sexed.
- The microchip number if your dog has already been microchipped.
- Whether your dog is a
special category dog or
- The breed of your dog.
You will need a
licence to keep more than two dogs on a property.
Dog registration fee
dog registration fee calculator to find out how much your dog registration costs.
Get a discount on your registration fee
You can get a discount on your dog registration fee if:
You should know
To qualify for a discount, provide us with these documents before you make your online registration payment.
If you submit documents on or after the date of online payment, we will apply the discount to the following registration year.
How to register your dog
You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Online EFTPOS or Account2Account (bank transfer).
If you pay by credit or debit card, a card payment fee of 1.75 per cent applies.
Alternatively, you can login or sign up to myAUCKLAND. This option allows you to manage your dog's information.
You will receive your registration disc or strap within 10 working days. Due to high volumes of registrations, there may be a delay in receiving your disc or strap.
If you have not received your dog tag within this time,
You can register three dogs per application form.
Submit your form and documents, and pay the registration fee at one of our
We will issue your registration disc or strap at the time of payment.
You should know
As a dog owner you should have your dog registered from the month that the dog turns three months old, or arrives in New Zealand.
Dog registration period
Registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.
What happens next
To make it easy for you to renew your dog's registration for the next registration period, we will send you a renewal notice and form in June to the address we have on record.
You will need to
renew registration for your dog annually.
For the latest information about owning a dog in Auckland,
sign up for our dog e-newsletter.
|Get a licence to keep more than two dogs on a property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/Pages/licence-keep-more-than-two-dogs.aspx||Get a licence to keep more than two dogs on a property||Find out if you need a licence to keep multiple dogs on your property.||aspx||Dogs|
|Apply for a Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/responsible-dog-owner-licence/Pages/apply-responsible-dog-owner-licence.aspx||Apply for a Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL)||If you meet all criteria, you can get a RDOL. If you qualify, the discount will apply for the next registration period.||aspx||Dogs|
|Dog registration fee discounts||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/dog-registration-discounts.aspx||Dog registration fee discounts||Find out what can make your registration fee lower.||aspx||Dogs|
|Dog registration online enquiry||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/dog-registration-enquiry.aspx||Dog registration online enquiry||Fill in the form to send an enquiry about dog registration.||aspx||Dogs|
|Dog registration rules||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/dog-registration-rules.aspx||Dog registration rules||Find out what rules apply for registering your dog in Auckland.||aspx||Dogs|
|Get a replacement disc or strap for your dog||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/replacement-disc-strap-for-dog.aspx||Get a replacement disc or strap for your dog||If your dog has lost its registration tag, request for a replacement disc or strap.||aspx||Dogs|
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