Your dog must be registered by the time it is three months old. From the age of three months, fees are calculated proportionally for the year.
All dogs registered from 1 July 2006 are also required to be microchipped. The dog register provides us with information on your dog and your contact details, which can help us and you if your dog goes missing. The register is also used to keep record of any dog incidents, including attacks, for us to help keep Upper Hutt a safe place to live.
Read full and complete information on policy and fees associated with dogs and dog control in Upper Hutt(PDF, 226KB).
Continuing your registration
Registration forms are sent mid-June each year direct to you and payment is required by the 1st of August. By registering on time, you will be charged a discounted rate. Once payment is made your dog/s tag will be posted to you. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your tag.
If you have a new puppy or have recently moved your dog to Upper Hutt, please complete this form to start the registration process. Alternatively you can come to the Upper Hutt City Council building at 838-842 Fergusson Drive and register in person.
Click here to go to pay your dog registration online
If you would like to pay your dog registration fee via internet banking, please type DG before your Account ID Number to enable us to enter the fee against your account.
You will find your Account ID Number either above the ‘Dog details section’ or at the very bottom right side of your registration form.
Please sign, date and return your registration form to:
Upper Hutt City Council
838-842 Fergusson Drive
Private Bag 907
Upper Hutt 5140
Dog tags are issued after we have received your completed registration form and payment. You will be sent a disc or tag, depending on what you received last year. If you would like to change your preference, please let us know by contacting Animal Control Services. Replacement discs can be purchased for $4.00.
When you register your dog the following information about the dog and the dogs owner is required:
- Contact details
- Spayed/neutered (Council requires proof such as a veterinary certificate for you to claim a discount on your registration fee)
- Microchip number (you must microchip your dog and supply the number to Council within two months of registering your dog)