Dog Registration


​​​​​Council is required by law to keep a register of all dogs in the district. As a dog owner, you need to ensure your dog is registered by the time it is three months of age.

Once your new dog is registered, you will be required to update its registration on a yearly basis during the month of July. A notice and invoice will be sent out prior to the registration period as a reminder that the next annual registration is due.

Online dog registrations

Dog owners should have received their dog registration renewal notice in the post late June.  The notice includes a reference number that will allow access to the Reg the Dog website - - to renew your dog licence.

Customers who have a new puppy or a new dog to be registered in the Central Otago district can also use the Reg the Dog website to register.

Simply enter your email address and the address of where your dog is kept and follow the step by step instructions. It’s quick and easy, but if you do get stuck please call Reg the Dog on 0800 REG DOG (734 364).
There are also options to register your dog by phone and in person at any Council service centre for those without access to the internet. ​

Change of address or ownership

If you change address you need to notify Reg the Dog. And if you buy or sell a dog you must notify Reg the Dog within 14 days. This can be via the online means or by phone on 0800 REG DOG (734 364).



​Dog Registration Fees​Cost
Non Working Dog (Pet)* please see pro-rata table below for accurate price$55.00
Working Dog*$12.00​

​* A working dog is one kept solely for herding or driving stock, or a disability assist dog. Other specific classifications for working dogs are detailed in the Dog Control Act. If you consider your dog meets the definition contact Council and we will verify this.​

​Pro-rata Rate Calculator
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Non Working Dog  ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​July $55​Aug $50​Sept $45​Oct $42​Nov $37​Dec $32
​Jan $28​Feb $23​March$18​April $14​May $9​June $5
​​Working Dog ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​July $12​Aug $11​Sept $10​Oct $9​Nov $8​Dec $7
Jan $6​Feb $5March $4​April $3​May $2​June $1

​Got a question for Reg?

Phone: 0800 REG DOG (734 364)​

Page reviewed: 15 Jun 2017 2:54pm