Far North dog registration forms to be resent

Published on 28 June 2022

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Far North dog owners are being asked to disregard erroneous dog registration letters posted out last week after incorrect fee and microchip details were discovered on some forms.

New corrected forms will be posted to all 6000 registered dog owners this week and should arrive in mailboxes by the end of next week.

An administrative error meant that between 300 and 400 dog registration forms asked for the late payment penalty fee, instead of the standard dog registration fee. Dog owners normally have two months from 1 July to pay their dog registration before a late payment fee is added from 1 September. Some registration forms also included an incorrect microchip number.

The council apologises for the mix up and assures dog owners that no one will be penalised for the mistake. The standard fee payment period has been extended until 8 September. All details have also been corrected for those paying online in time for payments from 1 July.

The correct fees schedule for 2022/23 is:  

Registration fee for desexed dogs

1 July 2022- 31 August 2022

Full fee and late registration penalty

8 Sept 2022- 30 June 2023

Pet dog

$55.00

$83.00

Classifies dangerous dog

$82.50

$124.50

Working / pig dog

$43.00

$63.00

Disability assist dog (approved organisation certified)

No charge

No charge

Multiple dog discount (Register five dogs, get the sixth dog free)

$0.00

n/a

Discount for Gold Card or Community Card holders

10%

n/a

Full fee, penalty and debt recovery costs are incurred between 8 September 2022 and 30 June 2023

 

Registration fee for non-desexed dogs

1 July 2022- 31 August 2022

Full fee and late registration penalty

8 Sept 2022- 30 June 2023

Pet dog

$65.00

$93.00

Working / pig dog

$53.00

$76.00

Disability assist dog (approved organisation certified)

No charge

No charge

Multiple dog discount (Register five dogs, get the sixth dog free)

$0.00

n/a

Discount for Gold Card or Community Card holders

10%

n/a

Full fee, penalty and debt recovery costs are incurred between 8 September 2022 and 30 June 2023

 

Dog owners who need clarification, may call the council contact centre on 0800 920 029.