Registration fees help keep our community safe from dog nuisance and aids the welfare of dogs. Dog registration fees help us to investigate dog nuisance complaints, maintain our dog database, and provide dog safety education for children and workgroups.
Dog control activities in Christchurch are funded totally from dog registration and other dog licence fees. Your registration fees pay for the service and they can be used for no other reason.
This includes the investigation, monitoring and resolution of dog nuisance complaints and assisting communities to be safe from dog-related risks, e.g. dangerous, aggressive, wandering and barking dogs.
This microchip number is updated with other dog registration details to the National Dog Database (NDD).
It serves a number of purposes, such as to assist in the recovery of lost dogs, provide accurate information about a dog and it's owner, and provide a national record of all known dogs and their movements.
The dog registration database and information systems are a legal requirement of all Councils and record details of every known dog and owner within the city.
This database also enables the re-registration of dogs each year and production of reminder notices for owners. All dog and owner details held on the Council's dog register are uploaded to the National Dog Database (NDD).
These programmes include:
Dog shelter facilities for the care, welfare and return of lost dogs.
In conjunction with the Council Parks department, development of new parks and the review of the existing dog parks and exercise areas, throughout the city.
Patrols and enforcement of dog law and bylaw in public places to assist with safety around prohibited beach and wildlife areas.