Dog registration fees due 31 July

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 37 of the Dog Control Act 1996, that the South Wairarapa District Council has set the following dog control fees inclusive of GST for all dogs within the South Wairarapa District. The fees cover the financial period commencing 1 July 2020 and ending 30 June 2021.

All dogs of or over the age of 3 months must be registered, including all rural dogs. Applications to register dogs should be made by 1 July 2020 to the South Wairarapa District Council, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough.

A late registration fee of an additional 50% will be imposed for all dogs registered after 1 August 2020.

All dogs that were first registered on or after 1 July 2006 must also be microchipped. Working dogs kept solely or principally for herding or driving stock and wearing current registration tags are exempt from this requirement.


Fees due 31 July 2020

Fees before 31 July 2020

Late fee after 1 August 2020

Urban Desexed



Rural Desexed



Urban Entire



Rural Entire



Flat fee for up to 10 Rural Dogs


plus $21.50 per additional dog


plus $32.00 per additional dog

Permit application to keep more than two dogs in an urban area including breeder


Re-homing fee for impounded dogs


Costs and expenses relating to impounding and securing impounded dogs

Actual costs plus 10%

Replacement registration tag (if tag lost or damaged)



Actual cost plus 10%

Impounding Fees

First Impounding


Second Impounding


Third Impounding


Feeding (per day)


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