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Register your dog for the first time

Follow this process to register a dog for the first time. ​

COVID-19 information

You can still register your dog online. Registrations will be accepted and processed normally, however, due to COVID-19, dog tags will not be mailed out until alert levels allow. You will be sent a PDF of your information and we will keep a record of your registration details.

For any other dog-related issues or inquiries, contact the call centre at 09 301 0101 or learn more.

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 micro-chip number if your dog has already been micro-chipped.
  • Whether your dog is a special category dog or working dog.
  • The breed of your dog.

  You will need a licence to keep more than two dogs on a property.

Dog registration fee

Use our 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

 Online

Register now

You can pay by Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account (bank transfer). 

An online convenience fee of 1.75 per cent per transaction will apply if you pay by a credit card.

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, contact us

 By post

You can register three dogs per application form.

Post your completed form and documents to:

Animal Administration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

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, contact us.

 In person

You can register three dogs per application form.

Submit your form and documents, and pay the registration fee at one of our service centres.

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.

There is a fine if you do not register your dog - see Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Act 1996.

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.

Dog e-newsletter

For the latest information about owning a dog in Auckland, sign up for our dog e-newsletter.

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