Advise us of your dog's death, and where appropriate, enable us to make a partial refund of your registration fees.

Owner details


Refund details

A portion of the registration fees may be refunded to the registered owner of the dog.

Refunds are only paid to New Zealand bank accounts and are a portion of the registration fee, based on how much of the registration year is remaining.

The fee is calculated from the date the request is received by Council, not from the date the dog has passed away. This is in reference to Section 39 (2) of the Dog Control Act 1996.


Dog details



 It is an offence to make a false statement relating to dog registration.

Statement for the Purpose of Principle 3 of the Privacy Act:

  1. The information is being collected to enable the Council to maintain its dog register and records.
  2. The intended user of the information is the Council's Environmental Services Unit.
  3. You have the right of access to and correction of any personal information held about you by the Council.
  4. This information is held on the Council's dog register.
  5. Supply of information from the dog register is strictly limited by Section 35 of the Dog Control Act 1996.