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Dog registration fees help fund a range of services that are designed to help dogs, their owners and the wider community. There is a small ratepayer contribution per year towards the cost of animal management services for stock control on our roads and highways and to recognise public good and education.
You will need your Whanganui District Council client number and the tax invoice number from your dog registration form.
Visit Online Services
Please use this form(PDF, 823KB) to register your dog. You can scan and email to email@example.com and you will receive an email confirmation.
Visit us at 101 Guyton Street, Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5.00pm and a customer service staff member can guide you through the registration process.
Please use this form(PDF, 665KB) to apply for change of dog ownership details. You can scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an email confirmation.
Fees 2021/22 (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022)
First three dogs*
$120.00 fee per dog
Prompt payment discount
Registration paid on or before 31 July 2021 for the first three dogs (not applicable to multi-dog reduced fee dogs)
$12.00 discount per dog
For registrations paid on or before 31 July 2021 and veterinarian certificate provided to receive the discount (not applicable to working dogs)
Responsible dog ownership (RDO)
Owner has met criteria to be a responsible dog owner. Applicable per dog (not applicable if registration is unpaid from 1 August 2021)
Multi-dog reduced fee*
For the fourth and subsequent non-working dog with one owner. Subject to pre-approval
$10.00 fee per dog
Classified dangerous dog
Additional fee for dogs classified dangerous
150% of applicable fee
Penalty fee late payment
Registration unpaid from 1 September 2021 of registration year incurs a penalty
20% of outstanding fee
First three working dogs*
$40.00 fee per dog
Registration paid on or before 31 July 2021 for first three working dogs
$4.00 discount per dog
Multi-working dog reduced fee*
For the fourth and subsequent working dog with one owner. Subject to pre-approval
Registration paid on or after 1 September 2021 of registration year incurs a penalty
* Non-neutered/spayed and non-working dogs will be identified first when calculating first three dogs.
Within registration year
Second and subsequent impound
$160.00 per dog
Charged after 7 days
Sale of dog fee
Plus any other relevant charges
Dog registration fees must be paid in full by Saturday, 31 July 2021 to receive a prompt payment discount.
This rebate will be lost for one year for the following reasons:
Dog registration and microchipping are two different processes. You must register your dog every year, but you only need to microchip your dog once.
The following are required to be microchipped:
A working dog is: