The due date for your standard dog registration payment is 31 July. Dog owners who hold Responsible Dog Owner (RDO) status must pay by 30 June to receive the responsible dog owner discount.

Pay online

Before you begin you will need your CCC Owner ID which you can find on your registration reminder. 

Alternatively, you can call us on 03 941 8999.

When you receive a registration reminder, please check that your details and those of your dogs are correct. 

If any details are incorrect please update us before making payment:

Updates to the records should be made within 3 days at which time you can return to make payment online.

Only complete this step if you would like a strip tag instead of a disc tag. 

Disc tag

Disc tags

You will receive a standard disc tag by default once you have made your online payment.

If you want a disc tag, go to step 3(external link)

Strip tags (by request)

Strip tag

A strip tag can be attached to your dog by bending it around the collar or through the D ring and locking one end into the other.

We recommend that you soak your strip tag in hot water to aid flexibility, before bending and locking it. 

If you want a strip tag, complete the below form. 

Pay your dog registration by credit card or online banking

You will need your credit card or bank account details. 

All credit/debit card payments are processed, managed and completed by a secured and trusted third-party vendor, Windcave. Windcave is compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and subject to the Privacy Act 2020, and evidence of compliance is available on the Windcave website(external link).

Christchurch City Council only receives transaction data that enables your payment to be made and processed.  If your payment is not successfully processed due to credit/debit card or other issues, your payment liability to us will remain outstanding. 

Further information can be found in the Council’s Privacy Statement(external link).

Other ways to pay

  • Phone 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 to pay by credit card over the phone.
  • Visit a Service Desk(external link) (listed on the back of your invoice) and pay over the counter.

Please note that we can no longer accept payments by cheque.


Please note

To register a new dog please contact us(external link) or complete our online form. Your details will be loaded for online payment within three working days.

To avoid additional penalties, dog owners should register their dogs prior to 31 July each year. 

An infringement notice, which carries a $300 penalty, may be issued where the dog is found to be unregistered after 31 July. This infringement fee does not include the dog's registration fee.  Unregistered dogs may also be seized and impounded, and you would then be liable for impound fees as well as the dog registration fee, before the dog could be released.