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The complete catalogue of all the fees, fines and charges related to dogs and other animals. There are a few important details below, so be sure to read the fine print! Pricing is reviewed annually.

Animal Control

Animal Control Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Dog Registration Fee (incl GST)
Note: Selected owner discount applies to owner's who undertake Council training on dog owner's obligations (one year dog ownership as qualifying period)
Note: For dogs registered for the first time after the commencement of the registration year a charge of one twelfth of the annual unlicenced owner fee per month, or part-month of the remaining year, is payable, provided the dog is no older than three months at time of first registration. Dogs older than three months at the time of first registration will be charged from the date that the dog attained the age of three months.
Note: The minimal charge for licenced dog ownership for seniors (65+) addresses the very low rate of issues from this sector.
Note: Charges for Dog Registration and Control are approved pursuant to Section 37 of the Dog Control Act 1996 and the Napier City Animal Control Bylaw.
Registration Fees
Full fee (paid by 1 August)$129.00 
Full Fee (paid after 1 August)$191.00 
Responsible Dog Owner fee (paid by 1 August)$86.00 
Responsible Dog Owner fee (paid after 1 August) $129.00 
Responsible Dog Owner application fee$30.00 
Working Dog (paid by 1 August)$56.00 
Working Dog (paid after 1 August)$84.00 
Working Dog (Public Good) e.g. Guide DogNo charge 
Dangerous Dogs (paid by 1 August)$192.00 
Dangerous Dog (paid after 1 August)$284.00 
Impounding Charges
First impounding registered dog$98.00 
Second impounding registered dog$116.00 
Third and subsequent impounding registered dog$174.00 
Recovery of Costs
Call out rate to open Shelter outside of hours$206.00 
Animal Control Officer Hourly rate (including enforcement activity)$128.00 
Daily care of dog$12.00 
Permit Fee (3 or more dogs or breeding kennels) Annual Fee$59.00 
Sale of Dog (including microchip implantation)$329.00 
Replacement Registration Tag$6.00 
Surrender of Dog to Animal Control$59.00 
Surrender of Dog to Animal Control with community services card$12.00 
Seizure of dog$100.00 
Stock Control
Note: The cost of retrieving stock will be charged in Actual Costs in accordance with the hourly rates in this schedule
Stock Impounding Charges (rate per night)$47.00 
Microchipping of dog and registration on National Dog Database*$37.00 
Microchipping of dog and registration on National Dog Database with community services card$7.50 


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