Dog Registration

If you live in Southland District and own a dog more than 3 months old you're required to register it with Council.

Dogs to be re-registered in the current 16/17 year   

Fees for 2016/17 year are $30 per dog. A 50 percent late penalty ($15 per dog) will be applied after 1 August 2016.

Re-register your dog online here (external link)

Download a dog registration form [PDF, 49 KB]

 Changes in 2017

New dog registration fees are being introduced in 2017. These are designed to encourage responsible ownership, and to reduce the number of dog wandering and aggression incidents.

Find out more

Registration - Need to know

  • You must register your dogs by 1 July every year

  • Any dog not wearing a current registration label or disc will be treated as unregistered. Replacement tags may be obtained from Council

  • Anyone found in possession of an unregistered dog older than three months is liable to receive a $300 infringement fee, so all dog owners are encouraged to ensure that their dog is registered

  • When a dog changes ownership, both the new and old owners must give written notice to Council within 14 days of the change and include the address where the dog will be kept

  • If a dog owner moves, they must give written notice of the new address to Council within 14 days