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Dog Registration Information
* At the Ordinary Council meeting on 23 April 2019, Council resolved that hunting dogs that are kept solely or principally for the purposes of hunting game by a person undertaking legal hunting activities, and that have completed avian awareness and aversion training, be declared to be working dogs for the purposes of the Dog Control Act 1996.
Replacement registration tags can be purchased for $5. You must state the reason on the registration form e.g. lost.
For a full list of the fees associated with animal management and dog registration, please see our
Fees and Charges schedule (PDF, 551KB).
How to register your dog
You can use our online form to submit an application to register a new dog. Dog Registration Application form.
When we receive your application we will contact you with the amount you need to pay, and ways to make payment, before your dog's registration and tag is issued.
Or you can fill in this form PDF form, save a copy to your computer and then email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org Dog Registration Application (PDF, 764 KB). When we receive your application we will contact you with the amount you need to pay, and ways to make payment, before your dog's registration and tag is issued.
Or you can complete a form at our office and our customer services officers will take your payment and issue your dog's tag.
If you need any assistance please contact our customer services team on 07 3153030.
How to pay your registration renewal
The easiest and quickest way to pay for your dog registration renewal is ONLINE through our online services portal. We'll then post the tag/s out to you at no extra charge.
For all other ways to pay see our Payment Options page.
All dogs in the Opotiki District need to be microchipped. This is a small computer chip inserted under the skin which is used to identify your dog if it gets lost or stolen.
The only exemptions are working dogs that are kept solely for herding or stock driving.
Benefits of microchipping:
- Identification if your dog is lost or ends up at the pound
- Permanent method of identification
- Increases the chances of stolen dogs being returned.
Our Animal Control Officers can microchip your dog for you. Call our Customer Service desk on (07) 315 3030 and ask to speak with an Animal Control Officer.
The cost for microchipping can be found in our Fees and Charges schedule (PDF, 551KB).
Dog Control Policy and Practices Report
The Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 requires council to make an annual report available on how it has performed against its Dog Control Policy and Practices.
Click here to view a copy of the ODC Dog Control Policies and Practices Report (PDF, 80KB)