Dog registrations 2022-2023

Published on 07 June 2022

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Over the coming week, dog owners can expect to receive an email or posted letter with dog registration information for 2022 – 2023. Dogs must be registered before they reach three months of age.

Dog registration pays for monitoring and enforcing the Dog Control Act and Dog Control Bylaw, responding to and investigating complaints (including attacks, dog rushes, domestic pets, attacks on stock and wildlife, barking nuisances, roaming, lost and found dogs), supporting the Lower Hutt hosted pound facility, patrolling public areas, reserves and parks and providing education, signage and community safety.

You can view the 2022-2023 fees here: These fees include GST and are effective from 1 July 2022.

We’re also seeking your feedback on some proposed changes to our Dog Control Policy and Bylaw. This includes changes to registration fees for ‘Rural dogs’ and ‘Responsible Owners’. However, it’s important to note that these changes would not come into effect until 1 July 2023. To read more about this, and to make a submission by 19 June 2022, go to