Let the Christchurch City Council know you have a new dog.

  1. Submit this online Dog registration form
  2. We will contact you with a unique ID number and the registration fees due
  3. Payment can be made online or at any Council service desk
  4. Once payment is received we will send you your registration tag/s for this year.

More information about Dog registration.

New owner details

Full name, no abbreviations please (e.g. Joanne, not Jo)
Do you have responsible dog owner status?

Approved dog owners get discounts on renewal of their registration fees. Have a look at the Responsible dog owner eligibility criteria.

Dog details

If you have more than one new dog, please complete a separate form for each dog.

If you are not sure of the exact date an approximate age is fine

Property information

If your current property now has more than two dogs it is a legal requirement under Section 20 of the Christchurch City Council Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2008 that you make application for a More Than Two Dog Licence.


Note: It is an offence to make a false statement relating to dog registration.

Statement for the Purpose of Principle 3 of the Privacy Act

  1. The information is being collected to enable the Council to maintain its dog register and records
  2. The intended user of the information is the Council's Environmental Services Unit
  3. You have the right of access to and correction of any personal information held about you by the Council
  4. This information is held on the Council's dog register
  5. Supply of information from the dog register is strictly limited by Section 35 of the Dog Control Act 1996.