Services

Dog & animal management

Dog ownership

Owning a dog is a pleasure and a privilege. It also takes care and commitment and comes with many responsibilities, such as the training, housing, feeding and exercising of your pooch. There are also legal responsibilities. If you own a dog, it is your...

Registering your dog

How to register | Costs | Approved ownership   |   What you get | Fines   |   Late fee waiver | Deceased dog It's a legal requirement in New Zealand to register your dog annually, and there is a fee associated with this. If you're new to the Kāpiti Coa...

Animal management fees and charges

Dog registration fees |  Impoundment charges | Other fees and charges Dog registration fees Dog registration fees are structured to reward good ownership. Each year, we set our fees so they're in line with the local government cost index. Fees are used...

Impoundment

If your animal is uncontrolled in a public place, is found to be unregistered, or is creating noise that’s causing distress it could be impounded. We do our best to contact an animal's owner to make arrangements for any outstanding fees to be paid and...

Roaming dogs and dog safety

Our Animal Management team has extensive experience working with dogs of all dispositions, sizes and behaviours. Our team members are trained and skilled in responding to the varied types of situations that they are called upon to handle. All animal...

Dog access and walking zones

These maps identify summer and winter dog access zones, specifically on- and off-leash areas, and areas where no dogs are permitted: Kāpiti Coast dog guide  - outlines all dog access areas across the Coast, with numbered, colour-coded maps, and a stree...