Dog Registration 2015/2016

In accordance with the provisions of the Dog Control Act 1996, the Christchurch City Council has prescribed the following fees to be paid for dogs required to be registered in its district for the registration year commencing 1 July 2015.

T Weston - Regulatory Compliance Manager

Dog Registration Fees

Dog Control Fee (Per Dog) Fee if paid on or before 30/6/15 Fee if paid between 1/7/15 and 31/7/15 Fee if paid on or after 1/8/15
Dogs classified asDangerous $135.00 $135.00 $167.00
Standard dog $90.00 $90.00 $122.00
Spayed / Neutered dogs $79.00 $79.00 $111.00
Responsible dog owner status:      
First dog $56.00 $79.00 $111.00
Second and subsequent dogs $39.00 $79.00 $111.00
Working dogs:      
First dog $27.00 $27.00 $39.00
Second and subsequent dogs $22.00 $22.00 $32.00
Disability Assist dogs NIL NIL NIL

Dog registration licensing may now be paid online(external link).

Registration may also be effected at any of the Council Customer Service Desks by cash, cheque, eftpos, or credit card; over the telephone with a credit card on Ph: 941 8999; or by mail to the Linwood Customer Service Desk, PO Box 73-025,Christchurch 8154.

Charges fixed by Council for dog related service to apply from 1 July 2015

Two or more dogs licence (other than rural zoning and Banks Peninsula wards) GST inclusive
Licence for 2 dogs or 3 dogs $69.00
Licence for 4 or more dogs (licence issued for maximum dogs) $125.00
Re-inspection fee - same property (2 or 3 dogs) $32.00
Re-inspection fee - same property (2/3dogs licence upgrading to 4/more dogs licence) $59.00
Seizure fees - dogs  
Fee for seizure of a registered dog - subject to the dog being returned to the owner and not impounded $47.00
Pound fees - dogs  
Fee for first impounding of dog $47.00
Fee for second impounding of dog $74.00
Fee for third or subsequent impounding of the same dog within a year of the second impounding $116.00
Sustenance change per day or part thereof (per dog) $8.00
Destruction and disposal charge for an impounded dog. $52.00
Adopting a dog from the dog shelter (appropriate registration fees will be charged over and above this fee) $36.00
Collars, chains, leashes at various prices  

Council customer service desk locations

Customer service desk Address Business hours
Civic Offices 53 Hereford St, Christchurch Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Akaroa Sports Pavillion - Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Beckenham 66 Colombo St, Beckenham Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Fendalton 4 Jeffreys Rd, Fendalton (Cnr Jeffreys & Clyde Rds) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Hornby Hornby Library, 2/8 Goulding Ave, Hornby Thurs + Fri, 9am-6pm
Linwood Eastgate Shopping Mall, 1st Floor (Cnr Buckleys Rd and Linwood Ave) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Little River 4236 Christchurch Akaroa Rd, Little River

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Lyttelton Bundy Building, 15 London St, Lyttelton Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm
Papanui 5 Restell St, Papanui (Cnr Langdons Rd & Restell St) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Riccarton 199 Clarence St, Riccarton Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Shirley 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

For more information phone Christchurch City Council at 941 8999.