Dog registration

​​​​Registration fees provide funding towards our 24-hour dog control service, maintaining pound facilities, maintaining  exercise areas and signage, provision and maintenance of doggy doo bins and dispenser bags at selected dog exercise areas, as well as public education initiatives and administration costs.​

Dog ​registrations are due 30 June

​The Dog Control Act 1996 requires that all dogs in New Zealand be registered by three months of age. The registration year runs from 1 July to 30 June and payment is required before 30 June. A further 50% penalty fee will apply after 31 July.

Be in to win! All dogs registered before 30 June go into the draw to win free lifetime registration.

 Important information about dog registration

Renew your dog registration online

​Already in our system? Unfortunately our usual online payment system for dog registration isn't working, but you can still make your payment via online banking: 

Bank: ASB Hamilton
Account: 12 3122 0084701 03
Code = Animal ID
Reference = Surname of owner

Please note: after you complete your online registration renewal, it's processed by our staff which can take up to a week, and then your dog's new tag is put in the mail, which can take another couple of days for delivery.

​Dog registration refund

You can now save time and process a change in your dog's registration refund completely online. 

Moved house?

Update your dog's address details online. 

New to Waipa? New dog?

For new registrations, Waipa District Council has a registration pack containing all the information you need about dog ownership in our district, as well as an application form for you to complete.

To request a dog registration pack, contact our customer support team. ​​

Registration fees

Dog registration fees vary in cost depending on where in the district you live. Failure to register a pup by three months of age, or any adult dog within 14 days of new ownership, will also incur a penalty fee of 50% on top of the relevant fee.

The rural registration fee is $50 and the urban registration fee is $89.

 Dog Registration and Impounding - Fees and Charges 2018/19


The urban dog registration fee can be reduced by keeping your dog in a property with a dog proof fence (requires inspection) and/or by having your dog desexed (vet certificate required).

You can save time and apply for a fencing rebate application complet​ely online.
Or download the form here: 
 Apply for a fence rebate


Applying for more dogs

The Dog Control Bylaw 2015 restricts the number of dogs kept on urban properties to 2 dogs and at rural dwellings to 5 dogs; however you can apply to keep more than the allowed number of dogs.

Page reviewed: 24 Jul 2018 4:03pm