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Renew registration for your dog

Whakahōutia te rēhita o tō kurī

What you need to renew registration for your dog

  • Your dog's registration renewal form.
  • A copy of the veterinary certificate if your dog has been de-sexed since it was last registered.
  • The micro-chip number if your dog has been micro-chipped since your last registration.
  • A copy of both sides of your SuperGold/Community Services Combo Card, SuperGold Card and Community Services Card, or VeteranGold Card if you have not registered with one before.

If your dog has changed classification (e.g. special category, working, dangerous, menacing) over the past registration period, you need to update your dog's details.

Form to renew registration for your dog

We send out your registration renewal form in mid-June every year.

The form contains your details and your dog's details.

Check the details on the registration renewal form

If any details have changed, amend the details on the form and renew your dog registration by post or at one of our service centres.

If your dog has passed away, let us know. See What to do if your dog dies.

If you don't receive a registration renewal form

If you have not received your registration renewal form by the end of June, contact us.

We can email you a copy of your pre-populated renewal form.

Dog registration renewal fee

To find out how much your dog registration renewal costs, use our dog registration fee calculator.

Your registration fee will be lower if you pay on or before 1 August.

How to renew registration for your dog

 Online

Renew now

You can pay by Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account (bank transfer). An online convenience fee of 1.75 per cent will apply if you pay by credit card.

We will send you a new dog tag within 10 working days.

If you would like to change your tag preference, contact us.

If you have not received your dog tag within 10 working days, contact us.

Our tip

Get the reference number from the registration renewal ​form we sent you. Using a previous reference number will result in an error.

 By post

​Send your completed and signed registration renewal form and cheque payment to:

Dog Registration
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

We will send you a new dog tag within 10 working days of receipt of payment.

If you would like to change your tag preference, contact us.

If you have not received your dog tag within 10 working days, contact us.

 In person

​Bring your completed registration renewal form and payment to:

We will give you a new dog tag when you renew your dog's registration at one of our service centres.

If you renew through NZ PostShop or Kiwibank, we will send you a new dog tag in 10 working days.

If you have not received your dog tag within 10 working days, contact us.

Registration period

Registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

What happens next

We will send you your registration renewal form in June for the next registration period.

Remember to let us know if your address or other details change.

Our tip

If you have been a registered dog owner in New Zealand for 12 months or more, you can apply for a Responsible Dog Owner Licence to lower your registration fees for next time.

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