Renew a dog registration

We will send you a renewal form in early June each year.
Carefully check the dog details on the form are current.
If you have recently changed address or your dog details have changed please update your dog details online or amend the details on the form.  

How to renew your dog registration. 

  • Renew online. You do not need to return your form if you renew online; and we will post you out the tags. You can pay straight from your bank account or by Visa and Mastercard. There is no surcharge for this facility. You will need your dog number, which you can find on your registration document.
  • deliver to Council offices: Invercargill, Lumsden, Otautau, Riverton, Te Anau, Winton, Wyndham, Stewart Island. Please check all information on your registration form is correct and signed
  • postal registration, please check all information on your registration form is correct and signed. Incomplete forms will be returned. Post to: Southland District Council, PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840.

Discounts

Council’s dog registration discounts are for the purpose of encouraging responsible ownership, reducing the number of unwanted dogs in the District, and reducing the incidents of aggression/attacks.

Registration fee non-working dog

$100
(before possible discounts)

Possible discounts:

 

  • The dog is spayed or neutered

- $10 discount 

  • The dog is in a fenced or controlled property

- $20 discount

  • Responsible owner (according to Council's criteria) & microchipped dog

- $30 discount

Registration fee non-working dog if all discounts apply 

$40

Working dog/ stock droving dog registration

$36

Late registration penalty (for all dogs)

50% of the total registration fee

Desexed dogs -$10 discount

You will need to provide Council with evidence from your vet that your dog has been neutered or spayed, such as a receipt or a certificate.

We will accept photos or scans of official documentation provided by your vet containing the vets logo, the dog's name, description, breed, colour, sex and a description of the procedure.

We will also accept a print out from the National Dog Database if your dog has been previously registered with another owner. 

You will need to provide Council with evidence from your vet that your dog has been neutered or spayed, such as a receipt or a certificate.

We will accept photos or scans of official documentation provided by your vet containing the vets logo, the dog's name, description, breed, colour, sex and a description of the procedure.

We will also accept a print out from the National Dog Database if your dog has been previously registered with another owner. 

Containment, fencing or a controlled property -$20 discount

To receive the fencing discount, ensure that your dog is contained on your property in one of the following ways:

  • A fully fenced property; or
  • a fenced or portable enclosure; or
  • a dog motel; or
  • a kennel with an enclosed run attached; or
  • a leash attached to a running wire.

Responsible owner -$30 discount

To receive this discount, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The dog is microchipped as required by the Dog Control Act 1996
  • there has been no written warning, barking abatement notice, seizure or infringement under the Dog Control Act 1996 within the last two years relating to any dog owned by the person applying for the registration.

You will need to provide Council with evidence from your vet that your dog has microchipped, such as a receipt or a certificate.

We will accept photos or scans of official documentation provided by your vet or a Council Dog Control Officer containing the dog's name, description, breed, colour, sex, age and a microchip barcode or number.

We will also accept a print out from the National Dog Database if your dog has been previously registered with another owner.

If you want your dog to be microchipped, you can get it done for free at one of Council’s free microchipping sessions. Our dog microchipping page has information on where and when you can get your dog microchipped in the District.