All dogs in New Zealand must be registered from three months of age. To register your dog for the first time please come to Councils customer service centre in Lyndon Road. An application form (available in the related documents below) can be downloaded and completed prior to visiting Council.
Renew your dog registration
The final day for renewing your dog registration is 30 June each year. You can re-register your dog online.
If your dog is not registered, you could be fined $300 and the dog can be impounded. In some circumstances you can also be prosecuted.
View further detail notes on dog registration referenced in the related pages below.
More than two dogs
To keep more than two dogs on any urban property in the Hastings District, you must apply for a permit from Council and pay a fee. The conditions for applying for three or more dogs on an urban property are outlined in the application form.
Selected Owner Policy
Responsible dog owners in the urban zone with a clear record of two years or more may qualify for this scheme. If successful, you may be eligible for discounted dog registration fees. To apply, please complete the application available below.
Dog registration refund application form
Part of the annual registration fee will be refunded if a dog dies. The amount will depend on how many months are left in the registration year once council has received written notification of the dog’s death.
A dog’s registration applies nationwide, so the Council will not refund registration fees when a dog has been lost, stolen, or changed owner or district. To apply for a refund please complete the online form below.