Registering your dog
All dogs must be registered by the age of three months. You are then required to renew your dog's registration by 1 July each year.
After 1 August a 50% penalty will be added to unpaid dog registrations.
Dogs must be registered in the district where they are normally kept.
You can register your dog in person at any of our service centres, or by posting or emailing us an attached registration form
To register your dog you'll need:
- to know what breed your dog is
- its age, colour and sex
- evidence of working dog classification (if applicable)
- whether it has been neutered (desexed) including any certificates to prove this
- whether it has been microchipped including any certificates to confirm the microchip number
- any previous registration details, either under the name of a previous owner or with another council.
If you register a puppy for the first time part way through the registration year, you'll be charged a proportion of the annual registration fee based on when your puppy turned three months.
When paying registration fees by internet payment please use your owner number as reference. The Council's bank account number is 03 0802 0946666 00.
The current registration fees are set out in the Fees and Charges Schedule
Updating your dog’s registration details
If you or your dog’s details have changed please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , phoning us on 03 314 8816, or in person at one of our service centres.
You need to tell us if any of the following have changed:
Where your dog lives
Your postal or physical address
Your contact numbers or email address
The ownership of your dog
Your dog has died
You have a new dog
Remember - if your dogs are lost, we can help return them home if they are wearing a current registration tag and are micro-chipped, but we need your contact details in the database to be up to date