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Dog RegistrationRēhitatanga Kurī

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

Check out the latest Doggie Newsletter which is sent out with your annual dog registration notice and contains useful information for our local dog owners. Our newsletter includes helpful information and ideas for doggie adventure days around Central Hawke's Bay.

Click here to read our Doggie Newsletter

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 2023 will incur a penalty in addition to the registration fee. 

If an owner has more than two dogs, they can apply for multiple dog ownership. Applications can be found at council offices or by contacting our customer or animal services team. Charge of $55 for a one-off application.

NB: Dangerous dog = $150% of the applicable registration category.

  From 1 July 2023
Town Dogs $118
Responsible Dog Owner $80
Rural Dogs $56
Working Dogs $56
Gold Card Holder $56
Full Fees and Charges listings here

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.

Registering your dog

Please contact Council on 06 857 8060 if you are unsure of how to make a payment, otherwise follow the steps below:

  • Wait for your invoice and Owner Number to be emailed or posted
  • Once received, make a payment using your owner number as reference. You can pay by 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

You can also 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 80 60

Dog Registration Form

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