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Dog RegistrationRēhitatanga Kurī

Dog registration licences cover the period from 1 July to 30 June each year.

Dog Registrations 

The Animal Services team send out the annual dog registration notices in June. All dogs over the age of three months must be registered. All dog registration payments received after 1 August will incur a penalty in addition to the registration fee. 

Registering your dog

Step 1: Complete the form below and submit.
Step 2: Wait for your invoice and Owner Number to be emailed or posted. 
Step 3: When you receive your invoice, make a payment.


You can also use the dog registration form  to update your details online. Alternatively, email any changes to or phone 06 857 8060.

If an owner has more than two dogs, they can apply for multiple dog ownership. Fill in the form below (also available at council offices) or phone 06 857 8060. Charge of $61 for a one-off application.


Dog rego

NB: Dangerous and menacing dogs = 150% of the applicable registration fee (town/rural).

Payment Options 

  • Bank Transfer or credit card using your Owner Number as a reference: 
Account Name Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Bank ANZ Bank
Branch Waipukurau
Account Number 01-0777-0038665-00
  • Pay in person by cash or debit card by presenting your invoice to our team at either the Waipawa Council Office, 32 Ruataniwha Street, or at The Knowledge and Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai , Bogle Brother's Esplanade, Waipukurau.

If you experience any issues please contact our customer service team on 06 857 8060.

Receive your invoice by email

Receive your dog registration invoice conveniently by email! Sign up by completing the online form below, with authorisation required from one of the current dog owners. If you're unsure about your unique Dog Owner number, check your previous invoice or contact Council during business hours on 06 8578 060 or email

To update your email address for invoice delivery, use the form provided or email your change of details to


Dog registration fees support a range of services

Dog registration fees help to fund a range of services that are designed to help dogs, their owners and the wider community. This includes monitoring and enforcing the Dog Control Act 1996 and ensuring compliance with the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Dog Control Policy and Bylaw, responding to and investigating complaints (including dog attacks on people, domestic pets, stock and wildlife, barking nuisance, roaming, lost and found dogs etc); providing and maintaining the pound facilities; patrolling public areas, reserves, parks, beaches, sports fields throughout Central Hawke's Bay; and funding education programmes, signage and promoting community safety.

There are additional costs associated with vehicles, facilities, administration, record keeping (including the updating of the National Dog Database) and staff costs.



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