Fees and Charges 2020/21

4 Jun 2020, 12:00 PM

Dog Registration Fees for 2020/21

The following dog registration fees have been adopted by Council:


Registration Fee where paid by or on 31 July 2020 (incl GST):

Urban owner (as per definition)


Urban spayed/neutered dogs


Selected owner


Rural owner 


Dangerous dog

150% of applicable fee

50% penalty fee applies from 1 August 2020.


Pound, Seizure and Miscellaneous Fees:



Impound – First (registered)


Impound – First (unregistered)




Third or subsequent


Sustenance (per day)


Replacement tags


Microchipping fee


Application for permit to keep more than two dogs (urban)


Surrender fee



NOTE:  Fees apply to dogs aged three months and over and are for the year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 registration.  Any fees incurred in the seizure, custody, sustenance and transport of a dog are required to be paid before its release from impoundment.  Rehoming of unwanted/unclaimed dogs (unregistered) will be the applicable registration fee and microchipping fee.  This notice is given under Sections 37 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996. Dated at Te Kuiti this 2nd day of June 2020.



Fees and Charges

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, Council adopted the 2020-21 Fees and Charges. These apply from 1 July 2020.

Key changes include

  • No cancellation fee for Les Munro Centre booking if cancelled 60 days before the event
  • Reduction of the current bond charged for the Piopio Hall from $500 to $100.
  • No initial membership cost for the library
  • No charge for overdue children’s books
  • Increase of 10c for WDC official rubbish bags
  • The charge for disposing unofficial rubbish bags to the transfer stations has reduced from $12 to $3.40 (the cost of an official bag). Unofficial bags that are significantly larger bags will be charged on a pro rata bases based on the size of the WDC official bag, but will not exceed $12 per bag.

This full schedule of Fees and Charges is available on our website 

You can request a hardcopy of this publication by contacting our Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 or email: [email protected].


Council adopts Exceptions Annual Plan 2020/21

Waitomo District Council’s Exceptions Annual Plan 2020/21 (EAP) and rates resolution was adopted on 26 May 2020 and will become operative from 1 July 2020.

As there are no significant or material changes to the programme and levels of service set out in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP), Council agreed to not carry out a public consultation process.


The rates revenue requirement in the EAP is $20.85 million. This is an overall average 1.54% rates requirement increase over the current year, but is less than the 2.20% increase ($21.13 million total rates) forecast in the LTP.   Public debt at the end of the 2020/21 year is forecast to be $5.8 million less than the forecast contained in the LTP.

A copy of the EAP will be available from our website from 1 July 2020.