Payment of dog registration is due by 31 July each year. Holders of a responsible dog owner status (RDO) must pay by 30 June to receive the cheapest fee. NOTE: 2020 due dates extended to 31 August and 31 July (RDO)

To register a new dog or a dog that has never been registered, please contact us(external link) directly to set up your dog registration or advise us online.

To avoid additional penalties, dog owners should register their dogs prior to 31 July each year.  An infringement notice, which carries a $300 penalty, may be issued where the dog is found to be unregistered. This infringement fee does not include the dog's registration fee.  Note: for the 2020 registration period due dates have been extended to 31 July (RDO discounted fees) and 31 August standard fees and non discounted RDO fees.

Dogs may also be seized and impounded, and you would then be liable for release fees as well as the dog registration fee.

Pay online in four easy steps.

Step 1. Check your details are correct

Each year in June we post an application for dog registration form to all registered dog owners.  When you receive this, check your details and those of your dog(s) are correct.

If you have a new dog to register, you should notify Council of this so the details may be loaded ready for registration.

If the details are incorrect you can:

Or you can contact us. Changes will be completed within three working days and then you can return to pay online.

Step 2. Find your CCC User ID

You can find your CCC User ID on the application for dog registration form posted to you, or you can call the Council on 03 941 8999 to find out your number.


Step 3. Request a strip tag instead of a disc tag (optional)

Disc tag

Disc tags

You will automatically receive a standard disc tag once you have made your online payment.

Strip tags (optional)

A strip tag can be attached to your dog by bending it around the collar or through the D ring and locking one end into the other.

Strip tag

We recommend that you soak your strip tag in hot water to aid flexibility, before bending and locking it.

Request a strip tag

Step 4. Pay your registration

Please note:

  • If you want to be issued a strip tag remember to fill in the online form above before going on to the payments screen.
  • You will need your credit card or online banking details.

Pay your dog registration by credit card or online banking

Read the Payment Express privacy policy.(external link)

Other ways to pay

  • Phone 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 to pay by credit card over the phone.
  • Post your payment slip with a cheque to: 
    Linwood Customer Service Desk
    PO Box 73025
    Christchurch 8154
  • Visit a Service Desk(external link) (listed on the back of the form) and pay over the counter.