Wanganui District Council Wanganui spreads along the lower reaches of the Whanganui River

 

 

FAQs

Do I need to register my dog and how do I do it?

You need to register your dog with the Council when he turns three months old, or when you first get him; and on July 1 every year.

If your dog dies, changes owner or leaves the District, you must advise the Council.

If your dog is registered with another Council, you can bring in your dog's registration tag and exchange it for a Wanganui tag at no cost.

Fees for the 2013/14 year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014) are:

Non Working Dogs
Full fee: Per dog for first three non working dogs $110.00
Prompt payment rebate: Registration paid on or before 31 July 2013 -$10.00
Neutered/spayed rebate: Vet certificate or receipt required as proof -$25.00
Good dog owner's rebate: No justified complaints received over the last registration year and registration is paid on or before 31 August 2013 -$20.00
Possible minimum fee per dog $55.00
These fees apply to the first three non working dogs. For the fourth and subsequent dogs registered by the same owner, the fee is $10.00 per dog.

Working Dogs
Full fee: Per dog for first three working dogs $40.00
Prompt payment rebate: Registration paid on or before 31 July 2013 -$10.00
Possible minimum fee per dog $30.00
These fees apply to the first three working dogs. For fourth and subsequent working dogs registered by the same owner, the fee is $10.00 per dog.

Impounding Fees
First impounding: Registered dog $50.00
First impounding: Unregistered dog $150.00
Second and subsequent impoundings (each registration year): Registered or unregistered dog $150.00
Sustenance fee $15.00 per day

Other fees
Sale of dog fee: Plus any other relevant charges $30.00
Boarding fee: With own food provided $10.00
Boarding fee: Without own food provided $15.00

The fee for dogs classified as Dangerous is 150% of the level that would apply if the dog were not classified as a dangerous dog (Section 32, 1(e) of the Dog Control Act 1996).

Microchipping of dogs

From 1 July 2006 the following are required to be microchipped:

  • All dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time (excluding working dogs that are exempt)
  • All dogs that have been classified as dangerous or menacing on or after 1 December 2003 (including working dogs)
  • All unregistered dogs that are impounded
  • All registered dogs that are impounded twice in the same registration year

Related FAQs

What can I do about nuisance animals, like wandering stock or barking dogs?
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Where can I exercise my dog?
Do you have any additional information for dog owners?
Who do I contact about lost/found/dead animals?
How much are the impounding fees?

 

 

 

 


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