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

If needed, before you apply you can check your address is in part of the Christchurch City Council registration area.

  1. Submit this online registration form. 
  2. We will contact you with a unique ID number and advise the registration fees(external link) due.
  3. Payment can be made online(external link), by calling 03 941 8999, by mail(external link) or at a Council service desk(external link).
  4. Once payment is received we will send you your registration disc, unless you elect to receive a strip tag instead. 

Important: Your dog is not registered until you have paid your registration fee.

Owner details

Please enter dog owner details in accordance with section 34(2)A of the Dog Control Act 1996(external link).

Full legal names please.

Please enter n/a if you don't have a middle name.

Please note all phone numbers supplied on this form will replace any previous numbers on your file

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 clause 11 of the Christchurch City Council Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2016 that you make application for a more than two dog licence.


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 Regulatory Compliance 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.