All dogs in New Zealand must be registered before they're three months old. Here we look at how to get your dog registered and the benefits, along with discounts and refunds. You can also change, cancel or transfer ownership, and organise replacement tags.
All dogs in New Zealand must be registered before they're three months old. They're then re-registered each year - in Napier this must be by 1 July.
You can print off the Dog Registration Form under the "related documents" at the top of the page, fill it out and bring it in to our Customer Service Centre at 215 Hastings Street if. Or you can do everything online. Right here!
Some important dog rego payment details to note:
Have your contact details changed or do you want to add your email address? Or perhaps you want to update information about your dog? You can do this all online. This form can also be used for adding new dogs, or letting us know if your dog has died, or been sold or passed on. You can also transfer owner details of your dog online.
You can print off the Application for the keeping more than two dogs for under 'related documents' at the top of this page, form fill it out and bring it in to our Customer Service Centre at 215 Hastings Street. Or you can do it online:
There are a couple of other questions we'll ask you when you register.
Part of your annual registration fee will be refunded if your dog dies. The amount will depend on how many months are left in the registration year and is applied from the moment NCC receives written notification of the dog’s death.
A dog’s registration applies nationwide. We do not refund registration fees if a dog is lost, stolen or changed owner or district.
This was pretty confusing and so we've simplified things.
We offer an incentive for responsible dog owners via a reduced registration fee if you become an official Responsible Dog Owner. In 2018 we reviews how the discount was awarded and simplified things.
We now offer one discount to all dog owners who have either;
If you meet the above criteria, then you'll qualify as a 'Responsible Dog Owner' and get a discount on your annual license fee.
(NCC reserves the right to remove this classification for any breach of the Animal Control Act or NCC By-Laws)
NOTE: Your application must be received and approved before 20 May to qualify for the discounted registration fees for the coming year. To find out more on contact us on +64 6 834 4177.
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