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Dog Registration & Refund

All dog owners must register their dog(s) with the Council in the district where the dog is kept, and all dogs must be registered by 1 July every year. If you are new to the Rangitīkei area, have a new dog, or have an unregistered dog, you need to register your dog with the Council immediately or before the dog is three months old.

If your dog is registered at another district and you move to Rangitīkei , you can have your dog registration transferred at no cost.

Registration fees are set for all dogs over three months of age for each registration year. The registration fee shall be payable by 1 August in each registration year.

Application for Dog Registration

Dog Registration Refund Form

Dog Transfer Form

Notification of Deceased Dog Form

Council’s tiered fee structure reflects a partial “user pays” system in that the dog control activity is partially funded through Council rates as the service incorporates an element of public good associated with community safety outcomes. Despite payment of both registration and impounding fees Council does not fully recover the costs associated with this regulatory activity.

The dog registration fees are set by Council each year and reflect the respective levels of service required by each category of dog owner. Payable by 1 August each registration year, reduced registration fees are payable for neutered dogs, working dogs, and “good owners” providing an incentive for responsible dog ownership.

All dogs over the age of three months are required to be registered. Accordingly, when a dog is first registered only the balance of the current years registration fee is payable.

Dog owners are required to advise Council promptly of any change of dog ownership or address.


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