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Face masks are still required indoors at service centres, i-SITEs, libraries and the Museum @ Te Ahu from Thursday 14 April. My Vaccine Passes are no longer required to access any council service. We appreciate your patience with this evolving situation.See the link below for information about our reduced hours.
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 on or after the 1st of July. Owners of registered dogs will be sent a registration form so they can do this easily.
The Dog Control Act 1996 must be adhered to when you own a dog. Council maintain a Dog Management Policy to help you with this.
Please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions.
Follow the simple steps below to register your dog.
Go to the online portal and register your dog.
You will be able to pay online using your Visa or Mastercard.
Once the registration fee has been paid you will receive an email confirming we have received the application, along with a payment receipt. Our administration team will review and process your application and once this is complete your dog will be registered and a dog tag will be posted to you within ten working days.
Register your dog
Complete the Dog Registration form(PDF, 138KB).
Email the completed Dog Registration form to email@example.com.
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.
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 Dog Registration form and send it to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Far North District Council
Private Bag 752
The registration fee(PDF, 267KB) 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.
Visit us at a Council Service Centre and ask for a Dog Registration form(PDF, 138KB).
Complete the Dog Registration form and give it to our front counter staff.
The registration fee(PDF, 267KB) 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.
Pay your re-registration fee online from 1 July. You will need your dog renewal letter that has the Dog ID on it.
Please note: Payments made online are for standard charges as shown in our fees and charges schedule.
Re-registration and payments opens on Friday the 1st of July.
Discounts for the sixth dog, and for Gold Card or Community Services Card holders must be applied for in person at one of our service centres. Card holders must present a valid card to be eligible.
Before you renew your registration, please read the terms and conditions.
All dogs other than those classed as working, disability assist or 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:
Menacing by behaviour is determined by an animal control officer. This happens after an investigation into a complaint about the dog has found grounds for the classification.
working dog means—
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:
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
The dog registration fee helps support the following services:
If your dog registration is not paid an infringement notice may be served or the dog can be seized.
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