How much you need to pay depends on the age and type of your dog, and factors like if your dog has been desexed or whether you have Responsible Dog Owner status.
For current prices and ways to pay, see: Dog registration - Fees
Pay dog registration fees
If you have any questions on how much you need to pay, phone 04 801 3222.
Once you’ve submitted your dog’s registration form and we’ve received your online payment, you can expect to receive the dog tag within three weeks.
If you register your dog at the Service Centre or at Moa Point Animal Shelter, you will receive your dog tag on the spot.
- You can get a replacement tag from Wellington City Council if your dog's tag has been lost or stolen.
- If your dog is not wearing a collar with a current registration tag attached, it will be treated as unregistered.
- If a dog over the age of three months is found not wearing a collar with a current registration tag attached, on land or premises that is not yours, or in any public place, it may be seized and impounded.
Penalties for unregistered dogs
Owners of unregistered dogs face fines up to $3,000 (or an infringement fee of $300) as well as the registration fee. If you receive an infringement, details of how and where to pay are on the infringement notice.
Guide for dog owners
For useful tips on owning a dog in Wellington, see: Capital Canines - A Guide for Dog Owners (806KB PDF)
Dog Control Act 1996