Dog licence and registration

All dogs three months of age and older must be registered by 1 July. 

For more information on changes to dog registration fees from 1 July 2022, visit our dog ownership fees page.

Once registered, the registration is required to be renewed annually by 30 June. Failure to register a dog three months of age and older before 31 July will incur an infringement fine as well as late registration fee.

Dogs can be registered online or using the form below and returning it to Council. Please note that tags will be sent by post when you register online.

Register your dog online

Application form to register a dog (68KB PDF)

Dog & Bone Newsletter

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Read the 2022 Dog Registration Newsletter "Dog & Bone"

Updating your dog registration

You need to update your dog's registration:

  • if ownership of the dog changes
  • your address changes
  • in the event of the dog's death

Notification form to update dog registration (189KB PDF)

Once complete, both forms can be returned by post to Nelson City Council, PO Box 645, Nelson or by hand to the Customer Service Centre, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson.