Renew registration for your dog
Whakahōutia te rēhita o tō kurī
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
You should know
The dog registration office will be closed from 12pm(noon) on Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.
We will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.
What you need to renew registration for your dog
You need your dog’s registration reference number. You can find this number in your text or email reminder, or by using our
Find your dog's reference number.
To let us know if your details have changed, see
Change your or your dog's address and contact details.
How to renew registration online
The 2020 registration period opens early June 2020. You will receive an email, text or postcard in early June to advise when you can renew online.
For the current registration period (1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020), you can renew your dog registration online.
Dog registration renewal fees
Take advantage of our early payment discount - your fee will be lower if you pay before 1 August 2019.
Enter your reference number to see your fee or go to our
dog registration fee calculator.
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.
Read fee table.
|Description|| Early payment discount (pay before 2 August)|| Standard fee (pay on or after 2 August)|
|RDOL* holder with standard dog||$75||$181|
|RDOL* holder with de-sexed dog||$65||$138|
|SuperGold Community Services combo card holder||$65||$82|
|Working dog (e.g. stock herding)||$33||$41|
|Special category dog (e.g. guide dog, police dog)||$0||$0|
If your pet has been classed as dangerous, then you will pay 150 per cent of the applicable fee.
* RDOL is the
Responsible Dog Owner's Licence, which needs to be applied for before 2 May in order to get the discount for that year.
What happens next
We will send you a new dog tag within
10 working days of receiving payment.
If you would like to change your tag preference, haven't received your dog tag within 10 working days, or have a dog registration enquiry, then
|How to 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||How to apply for a Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL)||If you meet all criteria, you can get a RDOL. If you qualify on or before 1 May the discount will apply for the next registration period.||aspx|
|Request a refund of your dog's registration fee||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/request-dog-registration-refund.aspx||Request a refund of your dog's registration fee||Find out when you can request a refund of your dog's registration fee.||aspx|
|What your dog registration pays for||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/what-dog-registration-pays-for.aspx||What your dog registration pays for||Dog registration fees are used for funding services to support dogs and other animals.||aspx|
|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|
|Dog registration enquiry||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/dog-registration-enquiry.aspx||Dog registration enquiry||Fill in the form to send an enquiry about dog registration.||aspx|
|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|
|Register your dog for the first time||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/register-your-dog/Pages/register-dog-first-time.aspx||Register your dog for the first time||Follow this process to register your dog for the first time.||aspx|