Dog registration form

Register, and update your dog's details below.

Use this form to register a dog for the first time, to renew an existing registration or to let us know when dogs are deceased, of have been sold.

Please note that this application will not be processed until we receive confirmation of payment. Payment can be made online here.

Details of Applicant

If known.




If different from postal address.



Date of Birth


Your date of birth is required to enable you to be distinguished from other persons with the same name. Certainty of identification is required in the enforcement of the provisions of the Dog Control Act 1996.

Dog details - add new dog, amend existing dog details

If applicable.












List of fees are below and here.

Status of the dog


Privacy Statement

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Bank Account details for payments

Internet Banking: Mackenzie District Council

A/c No. 03-0887-0226851-02

Payment Reference:
- Please quote your owner number if you have one, or your surname as a reference - e.g.  reference is ‘DOG’ and owner ID XXXX e.g. DOG 5467 or DOG SMITH

- If granted 'Responsible Dog Ownership' use ‘RDO’ in particulars.

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Fees and Charges

Please note that this application will not be processed until we receive confirmation of payment. Payment can be made online here.

Dog Control

  Fees 2023/24
Urban dog$80.00
Neutered urban dog$60.00
Rural dog$35.00
Working dog$35.00
Disability assist dogNo charge
Menacing dog$120.00
Permit to keep 3 or more dogs - Urban$20.00

A Penalty Fee for late registrations will be imposed after 1 August of 50% of the appropriate fee.

For those owners with 'Responsible Dog Owner Status' the fees are as follows

  Fees 2023/24
Urban dog$40.00
Initial Inspection Fee$25.00

All known owners will be forwarded an account for registration of their dog(s) during July.  All dogs of three months or more must be registered by the due date of 31 July.

Registration fees can be made in instalments up to 31 July.

Replacement tag

  Fees 2023/24
Replacement tag*$5.00 per replacement tag

*If you need a replacement tag, please call into one of our offices, in Fairlie or Twizel.

Impound Fees

  Fees 2023/24
First impound $80.00
Additional impound of same dog $130.00
Daily pound fee $20.00

Call-Out Fees

A call-out fee of $80.00 will apply and be charged to the owner of a dog that has been identified wandering or causing a minor nuisance. This fee may be imposed over and above any impoundment fee or infringement fine that Council may issue.


The above information will be kept by the Mackenzie District Council but may be used only for lawful official purposes and will not be generally available to the public. However, section 35 of the Dog Control Act 1996 allows the name and address of the owner of any specified dog to be made available to any person who has made a written application for that information. Before supplying the information, the council must be satisfied of the identity of the applicant and that the information is required for one of a limited number of specified purposes, such as returning a lost dog to its owner or seeking compensation for damage.

Failure to supply any of the information requested in this form that is relevant to your application may prevent the registration of your dog. You are encouraged to request the Mackenzie District Council to correct or amend any of these details if you discover a mistake or if the relevant circumstances change. You are required to notify the council of any change of address, any change in dog ownership or any deceased dogs