Register your dog

Dogs must be registered from three months of age, or as soon as they come into your possession. 

The dog registration year is 1 July to 30 June. Your dog must have its registration renewed each year. Owners of registered dogs will be sent a registration form so they can do this easily.

Email

Complete the form

Complete the Dog Registration form.

Email us

Email the completed Dog Registration form to ask.us@fndc.govt.nz.

Pay the fee

The registration fee needs to be paid before your dog is registered and a tag is posted. You can pay online, over the phone or by visiting a Council Service Centre. Your dog will now be deemed as registered.

Phone

Call us

Call us to request a Dog Registration form. We can send the form to you by email or post. We can also accept credit card payment details over the phone.

Complete the form

Complete the Dog Registration form and send it to us by emailing ask.us@fndc.govt.nz or post it to:

Dog Registration
Far North District Council
Private Bag 752
Kaikohe 0440

Pay the fee

The registration fee(PDF, 292KB) will need to be paid before your dog is registered and a tag is posted. 

You can pay online, over the phone or by visiting a Council Service Centre. Once we receive the completed form and payment of the fee, we will post a registration tag to you. Your dog will now be registered.

In person

Visit us

Visit us at a Council Service Centre and ask for a Dog Registration form(PDF, 272KB).

Complete the form

Complete the Dog Registration form and give it to our front counter staff.

Pay the fee

The registration fee(PDF, 292KB) will need to be paid before your dog is registered and a tag is issued. Pay the fee and our front counter staff will give you a tag. Your dog will then be registered.

Classes of registration

Pet

All dogs other than those classed as working, disability assist or menacing.

Menacing

Dogs that have been identified as menacing by breed or behaviour. There are four breeds of dog and one type of dog that are classified as menacing by breed:

  • Brazilian Fila
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • American Pit Bull Terrier (type of dog)

Menacing by behaviour is determined by an animal control officer as a result of a complaint about the dog that led to an investigation conducted by the officer and grounds for the classification were found.

Working

Dogs that are kept solely or principally for the purpose of herding or driving stock.

Disability Assist

Dogs certified by one of the following organisations as being a dog trained to assist (or a dog in training to assist) a person with a disability:

  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People New Zealand
  • Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust
  • New Zealand Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
  • Top Dog Companion Trust
  • Or an organisation specified by an Order in Council made under section 78D

Guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf are registered for free throughout New Zealand. Only dogs that are trained or approved by dog trainers, and placed on a national register, are entitled to free registration. For further information about guide dogs and hearing dogs please visit www.hearingdogs.org.nz

About the registration fee

Dog registration fee

The dog registration fee helps support the following services:

  • Maintenance of a dog record database
  • Responding to complaints for example: barking, roaming straying, general nuisance, attacks, aggressive behaviour.
  • Pick up and care for lost or roaming straying animals
  • Monitoring and enforcing Council's dog bylaws
  • Implementing Council's policy on dogs
  • Taking action against owners of unregistered and uncontrolled dogs
  • Implementing the Dog Control Act 1996

If your dog registration is not paid an infringement notice may be served or the dog can be seized.