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Dog Registration


All dogs in New Zealand must be registered from three months of age. To register your dog for the first time please come to Council's customer service centre on Lyndon Road. An application form (available in the related documents below) can be downloaded and completed prior to visiting Council.  Please bring a form of identification i.e. driver’s license with you.

If you already have a dog registered and wish to add a new dog you may do so online. You will need your dog registration notice number and dog ID number.

Register your new dog here.

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 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.

Permit to keep more than two dogs application form

Selected Owner Policy

Responsible dog owners in the urban zone with a clear record may qualify for the Selected Owner Policy scheme on application. If successful, you may be eligible for discounted dog registration fees. To apply, 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. Council does 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.

Dog Registration Refund Form

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