Fees for animal management for the 2020/2021 year.

  • Fees and charges set under section 150 and in accordance with section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002.
  • Set under the Special Consultative Procedure.
  • Fees set under the Annual Plan 2020/2021
  • GST inclusive (15%).

Item Fee
Dogs classified as dangerous  
If paid on or before 31 August 2020 $139.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $171.00
Un-neutered dogs (other than Responsible Dog Owner status)  
If paid on or before 31 August 2020 $93.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020  $125.00
Spayed/neutered dogs (other than Responsible Dog Owner status)  
If paid on or before 31 August 2020 $82.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $114.00
Owner granted Responsible Dog Owner (RDO) status  
First dog  
If paid on or before 31 July 2020 $59.00
If paid between 1 August and 31 August 2020 $82.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $114.00
Second and subsequent dogs  
If paid on or before 31 July 2020 $41.00
If paid between 1 August and 31 August 2020 $82.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $114.00
Working / Rural dogs  
First dog  
If paid on or before 31 August 2020 $29.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $41.00
Second and subsequent dogs  
If paid on or before 31 August 2020 $24.00
If paid on or after 1 September 2020 $34.00
Disability assist dogs Nil

More than two dogs (MTTD) licence (properties under 10,000m2 / 1 hectare in size)

 
Licence for more than two dogs $72.00
Re-inspection fee of the same property $34.00

Important

A special due date extension has been applied for 2020/21 registration year because of COVID-19 effects:

  • Responsible dog owners will have until 31 July 2020 to pay their reduced fee, then during August 2020 they along with the non-Responsible dog owners will pay standard fees.
  • Penalty fees may be applied after 31 August. 
  • A change to new property means paying a new more than two dogs (MTTD) application fee rather than the re-inspection fee.

Use the fees below when registering a new dog. This could be:

  1. a puppy's first registration, or
  2. when a person is a new owner of a dog

As a guide to what refund may be given in the case of a dog that has died, take the fee for the month after the refund application is received.

Month Responsible Dog Owner status
First dog
Responsible Dog Owner Status
2nd and subsequent dogs
Working dogs
First dog
Working dogs
2nd and subsequent dogs
Spayed and neutered Other dogs
July $59.00 $41.00 $29.00 $24.00 $82.00 $93.00
August $54.10 $37.60 $26.60 $22.00 $75.20 $85.20
September $49.20 $34.20 $24.20 $20.00 $68.30 $77.50
October $44.20 $30.70 $21.70 $18.00 $61.50 $69.70
November $39.30 $27.30 $19.30 $16.00 $54.70 $62.00
December $34.40 $23.90 $16.90 $14.00 $47.80 $54.20
January $29.50 $20.50 $14.50 $12.00 $41.00 $46.50
February $24.60 $17.10 $12.10 $10.00 $34.20 $38.70
March $19.70 $13.70 $9.70 $8.00 $27.30 $31.00
April $14.70 $10.20 $7.20 $6.00 $20.50 $23.20
May $9.80 $6.80 $4.80 $4.00 $13.70 $15.50
June $4.90 $3.40 $2.40 $2.00 $6.80 $7.70

Notes:

  1. All fees inclusive of GST as of 1 July 2020.
  2. A $32 penalty fee will be applied after 31 August 2020 to fees as they are at 31 July, e.g. Standard fees ($93 and $82)and  Responsible Dog Owner status July fees at $82. (Penalty fees for working dogs / rural dogs are less.)
  3. A classified dangerous dog is $139 for registration on time and $171 if late.
  4. Classification as a menacing dog does not affect the dog fees.
  5. Fees are charged as at the month the dog is to be registered from, e.g. if they are registered in October (or if registering later and they were due to be registered in October), the fee charged will be that for October.
  6. Responsible dog owner dogs should be registered by 30 June in order to qualify for lower fees. Note: There is a special extension to 31 July in 2020.
  7. Pro-rata fees for responsible dog owner dogs or working dogs are worked out depending on whether it is the first dog or an additional one.
  8. For new dogs that have come into Christchurch with an existing owner and are unregistered, the charge is the annual fee (without the penalty), e.g. $82, $93, etc; or from the date the owner became liable for registration of it (three months of age or from when they got the dog).

Item Fee
Pound fees - dogs  
Fee for the first impounding of any dog $50.00
Fee for the second impounding of the same dog within 2 years of the first impounding $80.00
Fee for the third or subsequent impounding of the same dog within 1 year of the second impounding $120.00
Sustenance charge per day or part thereof $10.00
Destruction and disposal charge for impounding dog $53.00
Adopting a dog from the pound (appropriate registration fees will be charged over and above this fee) $80.00
Pound fee - stock, per day  
For every stallion (over 9 months old) $22.00
For every gelding, mare, colt, filly or foal $11.00
For every mule, ass or donkey $11.00
For every bull (over 9 months old) $22.00
For every steer, cow, heifer, or calf $11.00
For every boar or sow (over 6 months old) $11.00
For every other pig $6.00
For every sheep or goat $3.00
For every deer, llama, or alpaca $11.00
Sustenance charge per day or part thereof $4.00

Notes:

  1. Fees payable for release of stock will include all costs incurred by the Council in the impoundment of the stock (including mileage and travel costs, hire of equipment, e.g. trailers if appropriate) and also the appropriate pound fees, as detailed above.
  2. Fees indicated above are a guide only and actual cost of release of stock will be advised when individual costs are tallied.

These are fixed fees set by statute for a particular offence.

Section of the Act Infringement offence summary Maximum fee set under the Act
18 Wilful obstruction of dog control office(s) or dog ranger(s) $750.00
19(2) Failure or refusal to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars $750.00
19A(2) Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about the dog $750.00
20(5) Failure to comply with any bylaw authorised by section 20 of the Act $300.00
23A(2) Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both) $300.00
24 Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner $750.00
28(5) Failure to comply with effects of disqualification $750.00
32(2) Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog $300.00
32(4) Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog $500.00
33EC(1) Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog $300.00
33F(3) Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements $100.00
36(A)6 Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog $300.00
41 False statement relating to dog registration $750.00
41A Falsely notifying death of dog $750.00
42 Failing to register dog $300.00
46(4) Fraudulent procurement or attempting to procure replacement dog regulation label or disc $500.00
48(3) Failure to advise change of dog ownership $100.00
49(4) Failure to advise change of address $100.00
51(1) Removal, swapping, or counterfeiting of registration label or disc $500.00
52A Failure to keep dog controlled or confined $200.00
53(1) Failure to keep dog under proper control $200.00
54(2) Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise $300.00
54A Failure to carry leash in public $100.00
55(7) Failure to comply with barking dog abatement notice $200.00
62(4) Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large unmuzzled or unleashed $300.00
62(5) Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements $100.00
72(2) Releasing dog from custody $750.00

The issuing of infringement notices

The Council will issue warnings, at the Animal Management Officers discretion, and/or infringement notices for infringement offices as set out in Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Act 1996.