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Dog RegistrationRēhitatanga Kurī

Dog registration licences cover the period from 1st July to 30th June each year. There are 3 tiers of registration licence for Central Hawke's Bay. Registration process, breeds, colours, and age.

Dog Registration

Remember to register your dog by 3 months of age and then annually by 30 June. Please pay your dog registration on time to avoid late penalty fees.

Dog registration licences cover the period from 1st July to 30th June each year. There are 3 tiers of registration licence for Central Hawke's Bay.

  • Rural Dogs
  • Urban Dogs
  • Responsible Dog Owner (RDO): This is a special licence price given to those owners who have demonstrated to Council they are good owners by paying fees on time, having dogs that are under control at all times and do not wander off the property, and that their property is fully fenced. An inspection of your property must be carried out before the end of April each year. There is a one-off charge for the inspection. Application form is available here or you can apply online using this form.

Important things to pay attention to:

  • If your dog passes away you are entitled to a refund of the unused portion of the registration fee from the time of notification), but you must apply in writing and return your current registration tag.
  • If you change address or give your dog to someone else you need to inform Council in writing within 14 days. - You must include your date of birth and sign your dog registration form.
  • A Permit is required to keep more than 2 dogs on any premises. (Even with multiple ownership of the dogs.)
  • Under the Dog Control Act 1996 the 'owner' is defined as any person who has the dog in their possession for a period longer that 72hrs.
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