The due date for your dog registration payment is 31 July. Dog owners with responsible dog owner (RDO) status must pay by 30 June to receive the responsible dog owner discount.

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 after 31 July. This infringement fee does not include the dog's registration fee.  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.

Every June we will email or post a dog registration reminder to all registered dog owners in Christchurch.

When you receive this, please check that your details and those of your dogs are correct. 

If any details are incorrect please update us before making payment:

If you have a new dog to register

Please register your dog so your details can be loaded for registration. Changes will be completed within three working days and then you can return to make payment online.

You can find your CCC Owner ID on the dog registration form posted to you.

Alternatively, you can call us on 03 941 8999.

Disc tag

Disc tags

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

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

Please note:

  • If you want to be issued a strip tag instead of a disc, remember to fill in the online form before going on to the payments screen.
  • You will need your credit card or bank account details.

Pay your dog registration by credit card or online banking

All credit/debit card payments are processed, managed and completed by a secured and trusted third-party vendor, Windcave (formerly Payment Express).

Windcave is compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and subject to the Privacy Act 2020, and evidence of compliance is available on the Windcave website(external link).

Christchurch City Council only receives transaction data that enables your payment to be made and processed.  If your payment is not successfully processed due to credit/debit card or other issues, your payment liability to us will remain outstanding. 

Further information can be found in the Council’s Privacy Statement(external link).

Other ways to pay

  • Phone 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 to pay by credit card over the phone.
  • Visit a Service Desk(external link) (listed on the back of the form) and pay over the counter.

Please note that we can no longer accept payments by cheque.