Animal Control Fees

The Animal Control fees and charges stated below have been set by Council under the authority of the Dog Control Act 1996, the Impounding Act 1955 and Manawatu District Bylaws.

Please note: an additional fee will be charged if paying by credit card or paywave. Manawatu District Council does not receive any part of this fee.

Fee Description Fee ($)
Dog Registration Fees
General registration Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2021 109.00
  Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2021 163.50
Neutered/spayed Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2021 70.00
  Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2021 104.00
Working dogs/selected owners/gold card Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2021 36.00
  Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2021 51.00
Dangerous dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1996 Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2021 168.00
  Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2021 248.00
Menacing dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1996 Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2021 168.00
  Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2021 248.00
Disability Assist Registration No charge
Note: Infringements will be issued for all outstanding registrations after 31 August 2021
Other Charges
Replacement tag 4.00
Application for preferred owner status/multi dog permit 70.00
Exemption for distance to boundary for kennels 70.00
Exemption for dog use at special/public events in dog prohibited areas 351.00
Impounding fees (during business hours)
Livestock - cattle/horses (per head) 144.00
Livestock - sheep/pigs (per head) 36.00
Dogs
First impound 144.00
Second impound 201.00
Third impound 262.00
Impounding fees (after hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 8am and weekends)
Livestock Actual cost
Release fee (after hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 8am and weekends)
Livestock Actual cost
Dogs 152.00
Sustenance fees (per head, per day)
Livestock (excluding pigs and calves) 16.00
Pigs and calves 25.00
Dog 26.00
Other charges
Advertising Actual cost
Transport of stock to pound Actual cost
Microchip dogs 46.00
Housing dog at other facilities Actual cost
Working dog inspection 146.00
Barking dog collar hire Bond 102.00 + 15.00 per week
Animal Bylaw
Application for more than 12 poultry 122.00
Application for bees in urban areas 122.00
Application for pigs in urban areas 122.00
Hourly officer rates
Animal Control Officer 153.00
Senior Animal Control Officer 177.00

Fees determined by the Dog Control Act 1996

(Schedule 1: substituted, on 28 June 2006, by section 28 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23)

Office specified as infringement offenceGeneral description of offenceFee ($)
Section 18Wilful obstruction of dog control officer or ranger750.00
Section 19(2)Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about owner750.00
Section 19A(2)Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog750.00
Section 20(5)Failure to comply with any bylaw authorised by the section300.00
Section 23A(2)Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both)300.00
Section 24Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner750.00
Section 28(5)Failure to comply with effects of disqualification750.00
Section 32(2)Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog300.00
Section 32(4)Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog500.00
Section 33EC(1)Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog300.00
Section 33F(3)Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements100.00
Section 36A(6)Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog300.00
Section 41False statement relating to dog registration750.00
Section 41AFalsely notifying death of dog750.00
Section 42Failure to register dog300.00
Section 46(4)Fraudulent procurement or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc500.00
Section 48(3)Failure to advise change of dog ownership100.00
Section 49(4)Failure to advise change of address100.00
Section 51(1)Removal, swapping, or counterfeiting of registration label or disc500.00
Section 52AFailure to keep dog controlled or confined200.00
Section 53(1)Failure to keep dog under control200.00
Section 54(2)Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise300.00
Section 54AFailure to carry leash in public100.00
Section 55(7)Failure to comply with barking dog abatement notice200.00
Section 62(4)Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large unmuzzled or unleashed300.00
Section 62(5)Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements100.00
Section 72(2)Releasing dog from custody750.00