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Dog Registration Fees 2023/2024

28 Jun 2023, 9:32 AM

Public Notice is hereby given that the Dog Registration Fees for the 2023/2024 financial year have been set by Waitomo District Council resolution in various categories as set out below:
Registration Fee (including GST) is to be paid on or before 31 July 2023. Fees apply to dogs aged 3 months and over, and are for the year 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 registration.


Urban owner (as per definition) - $125
Urban spayed/neutered dogs - $93
Selected owner - $73
Rural owner - $52
Dangerous dog - 150% of applicable fee
50% penalty fee applies from 1 August 2023.

Pound, Seizure and Miscellaneous Fees

Seizure - $65
Impound - First (registered) - $70
Impound - First (unregistered) - $105
Second - $145
Third and subsequent - $210
Sustenance (per day) - $18

NOTE: 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.

Replacement tags - $5
Microchipping fee - $25
Application for permit to keep more than two dogs (urban) - $40
Surrender fee - $80

This notice is given under Sections 37 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996.