In 2020, the due date for your dog registration payment has been extended to 31 August (normally 31 July). Holders of a responsible dog owner status must pay by 31 July (normally 31 June) to receive a discount.

To register a new dog or a dog that has never been registered, please contact us(external link) directly to set up your dog registration or advise us online.

To avoid additional penalties, dog owners should register their dogs prior to 31 July each year.  Please note that for 2020 the due dates have been extended to 31 July (responsible dog owner status discounted fees) and 31 August (standard fees and non discounted fees).

An infringement notice, which carries a $300 penalty, may be issued where the dog is found to be unregistered. This infringement fee does not include the dog's registration fee.  Dogs may also be seized and impounded, and you would then be liable for release fees as well as the dog registration fee.

Pay online in four easy steps.

Each year in June we post an application for dog registration form to all registered dog owners.  When you receive this, check your details and those of your dog(s) are correct.

If you have a new dog to register, you should notify Council of this so the details may be loaded ready for registration.

If the details are incorrect you can:

Or you can contact us. Changes will be completed within three working days and then you can return to pay online.

You can find your CCC User ID on the application for dog registration form posted to you, or you can call the Council on 03 941 8999 to find out your number.


Disc tag

Disc tags

You will automatically receive a standard disc tag once you have made your online payment.

Strip tags (optional)

A strip tag can be attached to your dog by bending it around the collar or through the D ring and locking one end into the other.

Strip tag

We recommend that you soak your strip tag in hot water to aid flexibility, before bending and locking it. 


Request a strip tag

Please note:

  • If you want to be issued a strip tag remember to fill in the online form above before going on to the payments screen.
  • You will need your credit card or bank account details.

Pay your dog registration by credit card or online banking

All credit/debit card payments are processed, managed and completed by a secured and trusted third-party vendor, Windcave (formerly Payment Express).

Windcave is compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) and subject to the Privacy Act 2020, and evidence of compliance is available on the Windcave website(external link).

Christchurch City Council only receives transaction data that enables payment to be made to your account.  If your payment is not successfully processed due to credit/debit card or other issues, your payment liability to us will remain outstanding. 

Further information can be found in the Council’s Privacy Statement(external link).

Other ways to pay

  • Phone 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 to pay by credit card over the phone.
  • Post your payment slip with a cheque to:
    Linwood Customer Service Desk
    PO Box 73025
    Christchurch 8154
    Note:  As banks are phasing cheques out, we will no longer be able to accept payments by cheque after 30 April 2021. Please consider using alternative payment methods.
  • Visit a Service Desk(external link) (listed on the back of the form) and pay over the counter.