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Animal service fees

The “Early Bird” registration fee applies if you register your dog before 1 August each year. The fees are GST inclusive.

Please note: Any dog over the age of three months and not registered or re-registered by 30 June of each year is an unregistered dog (even though the discount period continues to 31 July your dog’s registration expires on the 30 June of each year).

Dog registration fees Early Bird fee
(if paid before 1 August)
Normal $97.00 $145.00
Dangerous dogs (classified) $145.50 $218.20
  Voluntary Impounded Dog
Microchip fee $25.00 $30.00

Pro-rata fees apply for dogs that turn three months old on or after 1 July, dogs that are imported into New Zealand or dogs adopted from the SPCA.

Pro-rata fees 2021/22 (77kb pdf)

Exemptions - the following dogs can be registered for no fee

To register a dog under any of the following categories for the first time with Tauranga City Council you will need to contact us on +64 7 577 7000 or email info@tauranga.govt.nz

Certified “Disability Assist Dogs” being dogs certified by one of the following organisations:

  • Assistance Dogs New Zealand
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People New Zealand
  • K9 Medical Detection New Zealand
  • Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust
  • New Zealand Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust
  • Perfect Partners Assistance Dogs Trust
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Incorporated

Dogs owned by:
Aviation Security Services
Department of Conservation
Department of Corrections
Ministry of Agriculture and foresty
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Fisheries
New Zealand Custom Service
New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand Police
Director of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (whilst those dogs are on active duty)

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