2021/22 Dog Control Fees

Pursuant to the provisions of the Dog Control Act 1996, public notice is hereby given that the fees for the registration and control of dogs for the year commencing 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 are due and payable from 1July 2021.  All dogs must be registered before 1 August 2021.


The following fees are prescribed and apply to all dogs over the age of three months:


1.         Dog Registration and Control Fees


            Urban Dogs                                                                               $162 per dog

            Urban Dogs - Neutered                                                           $127 per dog

            Urban Dogs - Special Owner Scheme                                  $127 per dog

            Urban Dogs - Neutered and Special Owner Scheme         $  70 per dog

            Rural Dogs - Special Owner Scheme                                    $  70 per dog


2.         An additional late registration fee of 50% of the fee that would have been payable on dogs which must be registered before 1 August 2021.


3.         A registration tag will be supplied for each dog on registration.



All fees include Goods and Services Tax.


Dog owners are encouraged to register their dogs before 1 August 2021.  In addition to a late registration fee, failure to register any dog may also result in the issue of an Infringement Notice, which carries a fine of $300, and disqualification from the Special Owner Scheme.


Registrations may be paid at the Council Offices, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga or by clicking here