Dog Registration


Dog

Registering Your Dog

Registration of any dog is compulsory throughout New Zealand. 

Every Territorial Authority keeps a register of all dogs registered within its area. This data is also recorded on the National Dog Database. 

All dogs must be registered from the age of three months old. 

Registration is due annually on 1st July and it is up to the dog owner to apply for registration without first being invoiced.

When you have completed your registration form, please return it to Council with the corresponding payment.

(Please note that refunds are only applicable if your dog has died).

Fees

Dog registration fees are set annually as part of the LTP (Long Term Plan) process.

Microchipping

On 1 July 2006, it became compulsory for all new dogs to be microchipped in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996, with the exception of working dogs.  This includes any dogs that have never been registered and dogs classed as menacing. 

Once your dog is microchipped, please ensure that you provide Council with the microchip number.

If you require further information on microchipping, contact your local vet or contact Manawatu District Council.

Change of Details

If you have had your dog desexed, your dog has died or you rehome your dog, please advise council using the declaration form below. 

Achieving Selected Ownership Status

A reduced fee applies to neutered or spayed dogs, working dogs and dogs belonging to selected owners. 

The selected owner system aims to provide an incentive within the registration fee structure that promotes responsible dog ownership. 

The fee structure rewards dog owners who:Dog

  • Adequately fence their section
  • Neuter or spay their dog
  • Have a good record of dog ownership
  • Register their dog on time
  • Care for their dogs properly, e.g. provide them with a secure yard and a kennel that is weatherproof, of sufficient size, clean, and sanitary

Approved applicants who have not registered their dog(s) by 1 August in any registration year, or have on going complaints shall have their approval revoked.

Permission to Keep More Than Two Dogs

You will require Council consent to keep more than two dogs on a property, unless they are working dogs.

Approved applicants who have not registered their dog(s) by 1 August in any registration year, or have on going complaints shall have their approval revoked. 

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