The Dog Control Act 1996 requires that all dogs in New Zealand be registered by three months of age, and annually after that. The registration year runs from 1 July to 30 June and payment is required before 30 July.
To register your dog, you can:
- Request a dog registration pack from our customer support team, see our Contact Us page for details.
- Download a registration form here: Application to Register Dog 2019-2020.pdf
- Or fill out your form register your new dog online.
When registering your dog, you may also:
- Provide a copy of a neutering certificate from your vet - urban dogs receive a discount
- Provide a copy of the microchip certificate provided by a vet or Council Animal Control Officer
- Complete a fencing rebate application if you have dog-proof fencing (urban dogs only)
…or you can follow up with these requirements at a later time. Your first priority is to get your dog registered.
- Your registration fees help pay for Council’s 24-hour dog control service, maintaining pound facilities, dog exercise areas and signage, doggy doo bins and public education activities.
- Remember to attach your dog’s registration tag to its collar.
Renew your dog registration online
Once you’re in our system, you can pay dog registration fees online using your dogs’ unique ID numbers, which you'll find on your re-registration notice.
Alternatively you can make your payment via online banking:
Bank: ASB Hamilton
Account: 12 3122 0084701 03
Code: Animal ID
Reference: Surname of owner
Please note: It can take up to ten days for processing payments and posting out new tags.
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 can also incur a penalty fee of 50% on top of the relevant fee.
Check out our Fees and Charges for the currents registration costs: Waipa District Council Fees and Charges 2019-20.pdf
Council offers rebates for urban dogs if:
- You can provide a vet certificate confirming your dog is desexed
- Your dog is contained behind dog-proof property fencing, subject to inspection by an animal control officer. Call our customer support team to find out if you qualify or submit an application.
You can save time and apply for a fencing rebate application completely online.
Or download the form here: Apply for a fence rebate
Dog registration refund
You can now save time and process a change in your dog's registration refund completely online.
Or download the form here: application for dog registration refund.
It’s important to let us soon as a dog owner’s details change, or if you move to a new address. You can update your dog's address details online or at a Council office.
Applying for more dogs
The Dog Control Bylaw 2015 restricts the number of dogs kept on urban properties to two dogs, and five dogs at rural dwellings.
Use these forms to apply to keep more dogs: