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Animal Management Fees

Dog registration feesImpoundment 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 to promote responsible dog ownership in the district and safety around dogs, manage risks arising from wandering or troublesome dogs, provide and maintain the district pound/shelter, and meet our statutory obligations.

How to pay your dog registration

  • Pay using internet banking (use your owner number for the reference. This should be on the front of the registration form we’ve sent you).

If you're already registered as a dog owner with the Council, you can now also pay your dog registration through our new Online Services Account portal. Please note that you'll need your registration form and either a debit or credit card to do this. Please also read our Online payment Terms & Conditions before proceeding with this service.

Your tag(s) will be posted to you within two weeks of full payment.

2018/19 fee schedule

ENTIRE DOG

CLASS OF DOG (fee code) REGISTRATION FEE (pro-rated)  due by 5pm, 31 July 2018 FEE INCL. PENALTY
  if paid after 5pm,
  31 July 2018
Disability assist dog (A) Nil Nil
Working dog (B) $66 $99
Working dogs - 3rd and subsequent (B with discount) $40 $59
Standard dog (C) $182 $272
For dog owner aged 65 and over (C65) $170 $255

Approved owner (D)

$156 $234
Dangerous dog (H) $272 $408
Owner current member of  NZ Kennel Club (G)  $156 $234

NEUTERED/SPEYED DOG

CLASS OF DOG (fee code) REGISTRATION FEE (pro-rated) due by 5pm, 31 July 2018 FEE INCL. PENALTY   
if paid after 5pm, 
31July 2018

Disability assist dog (A)

Nil

Nil

Working dog (B)

$66

$99

Working dogs - 3rd and subsequent (B with discount)

$40

$59

Standard dog (E)

$95

$142

For dog owner aged 65 and over (E65)

$75

$112

Approved owner (F)

$66

$99

Dangerous dog (I)

$142

$212

 

Find out what dog registration fees are spent on and other details about dog ownership.

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Animal management impoundment charges

These fees are set so they're in line with the local government cost index and have increased by 2% for the 2018/19 financial year. 

Impounding has occurred when a dog is confined to a dog control officer’s vehicle or impounded.

Seizure has occurred when a notice of seizure has been served on the dog owner or placed at the dog owner's property.

No dog or stock will be released without payment of all impounding fees unless in exceptional circumstances.

ITEM FIRST IMPOUND OR SEIZURE SECOND IMPOUND OR SEIZURE in any two-year period THIRD & SUBSEQUENT IMPOUND OR SEIZURE in any two -year period
Impounded (must be registered and micro chipped to be released)

$51

$166

$296

Impounded - unregistered

$92

   
Sustenance – dog (per day)

$12

$12

$12

 

Micro chipping – dog

$40

N/A N/A
Seizure and take custody fee

$70

$70 $70
Prearranged after- hours release (two officers) – all

$153 per officer

(one hour of time, additional time at $102 per hour)

$153 per officer

(one hour of time, additional time at $102 per hour)

$153 per officer

(one hour of time, additional time at $102 per hour)

Impounding – sheep and goats

$35 per head plus any costs incurred in transporting stock 

$61 per head plus any costs incurred in transporting stock

$125 per head plus any costs incurred in transporting stock

Impounding – cattle and horses

$61 per head plus any costs incurred in transporting stock

$125 per head
plus any costs incurred in transporting stock

$250 per head  plus any costs incurred in transporting stock

Animal control officer hourly charge out rate $102 per hour 
Officer charges relating to impounding of stock 

$102 per hour between 0800-1700 hours, $153 per hour between 1701-0759 hours

$102 per hour between 0800-1700 hours, $153 per hour between 1701-0759 hours

$102 per hour between 0800-1700 hours, $153 per hour between 1701-0759    hours

Sustenance – sheep and goats (per day)

$6 per day

$6 per day

$6 per day

Sustenance – cattle and horses (per day)

$12 per day

$12 per day

$12 per day

 

Other animal management charges

 

Owner who is current member of NZ Kennel Club

Working

Standard

Approved owner

Permit for three or more dogs (special licence)

$61

N/A

$61

$61

Approved owner application

Free

N/A

$48

$48

Approved  owner
re-inspection fee*

 

N/A

$26

$26

Replacement tag

$6 for first replacement tag

$12 for any subsequent replacement tag

Euthanasia

Actual cost plus 10%, but minimum $46

Relinquishment fee

$66 (3)  

* For site visit if:                         

   - an approved owner changes address, or

   - re-inspection to check any required improvements have been made.

(3) Provides contribution towards sustenance costs (three days minimum and administration and/or

    euthanasia costs).

Related links

Dog registration form 2017/18

Dog registration information sheet

Application form for dog registration late fee waiver

Owning a dog in Kāpiti

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