Application To Register Dog
Dog Control Act 1996
29 Bowler Avenue, Gore 9710
PO Box 8, Gore 9740
Phone 03 209 0330
Email accounts@goredc.govt.nz
www.goredc.govt.nz
Tax Invoice
GST Reg. No 51-288-963
Application to Register Dog
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RURAL CITY LIVING
Owner’s full name:
Postal Address:
Home phone: Mobile phone:
Email address: Owner’s date of birth:
Dog Name Tag No. Breed Colour Sex Microchip No. Age Fees
Dog Details
What is the dog’s location?
Rapid number/street number: Road name:
Is the property fenced? No
Yes
Has the dog been desexed? No
Yes
Has this dog been registered before? No
Yes
If yes, where?
Please register my dog(s) for the year ending 30 June . I confirm the above information relating to the dog(s)
in my care is correct and I do not own or have in my possession any other dog(s) over the age of three months.
Note: It is an offence to provide false or misleading information. In doing so it may lead to a $750 fine.
The dog(s) will not be accepted for registration unless all owner details including date of birth are entered
correctly as required by the Dog Control Act 1996
NOTE: A penalty fee applies to all dogs aged three months and over not registered by 16 August 2019
Owner’s Signature Date Animal No
(Office Use)
2020
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signature
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Application to Register Dog 2
All dog owners with dogs ordinarily kept in the Gore District
must register their dogs with the Gore District Council.
On completing the form, a dog owner may post the form
together with the appropriate fees payable, to the Gore
District Council at PO Box 8, Gore 9740 or deliver these
items to the Council at 29 Bowler Ave, Gore.
It is an offence, when applying for the registration of a dog,
to make a statement knowing that statement to be false.
On conviction, a court may impose a fine of up to $3,000.
All dogs over the age of 3 months must be registered.
It is an offence to keep a dog older than 3 months which
is unregistered. On conviction, a court may impose a fine
of up to $3,000.
If the current disc has been lost or stolen replacement discs
and collars may be obtained from the Gore District Council.
Any dog not wearing a collar having a current registration
label or disc attached will, until the contrary is proved,
be treated as unregistered.
On change of ownership of any registered dog, both the
previous owner and the new owner must, within 14 days,
give written notice to the Gore District Council, of the
change of ownership and the residential address of the
new owner and the address at which the dog will be kept.
It is an offence not to comply with this requirement.
On conviction, a court may impose a fine of up to $500.
If the owners address is changed within the district, the
owner must, within 14 days, give written notice of the change
to the Gore District Council. If any dog is transferred to and
kept within the district of another territorial authority other
than the one in which it has been kept for 1 month or more
the owner must, within 6 weeks of the transfer, give written
notice of transfer to both territorial authorities , setting out
the address at which the dog will be kept. It is an offence not
to comply with this requirement. On conviction, a court may
impose a fine of up to $500.
If the fee for the registration of a dog is paid and that dog
dies, a refund will be made on request as follows:
Where a dog dies before the commencement of the year,
the full fee will be refunded:
Where the dog dies during the year, 1/12th of the annual
fee for each complete month remaining in the registration
year after the date of application for a refund will be
refunded.
If any dog is first required to be registered after 1 August in
any registration year, the fee shall be 1/12th of the annual
fee for each complete month remaining in the registration
year after the date of such a registration.
The registration fees include goods and services tax.
Owners wishing to claim a reduced fee for neutered dogs
must produce a certificate from a registered veterinarian
certifying that the dog has been neutered.
If any dog over the age of 3 months is found not wearing a
collar with a current registration label or disc attached, on
land or premises other than its owner’s land or premises, or
in any public place, the dog may be seized and impounded.
Control of dogs
Sections 52, 53 and 54A, Dog Control Act 1996
The owner of a dog must keep the dog under control at all
times and, when in a public place with the dog, must use a
leash at all times. A dog will be treated as not being under
control...
If it is found at large on any land or premises other than
a public place or a private way without the consent
(express or implied) of the occupier or person in charge
of the land or the premises; or
If it is found at large in any public place or in any private
way in contravention of any regulations or bylaw.
You will commit an offence and be liable on conviction to
a fine not exceeding $3,000 if you fail to comply with this
provision.
Section 54, Dog Control Act 1996
The owner of a dog must…
Ensure that the dog receives proper care and attention
and is supplied with proper and sufficient food, water, and
shelter; and
Ensure that the dog receives adequate exercise.
You will commit an offence and be liable on conviction to
imprisonment for up to 3 months or to a fine not exceeding
$5,000 if you fail to comply with this provision.
Obligations of dog owner’s property
Section 52A, Dog Control Act 1996
The owner of a dog must ensure, when the dog is on land or
premises occupied by the owner,-
That the dog is under direct control of a person; or
That the dog is confined within the land or premises in
such a way that it cannot freely leave the land or
promises.
You will commit an offence and be liable on conviction to
a fine of $3,000 if you fail to comply with this provision. In
addition, a dog control officer or dog ranger may seize and
impound the dog.
Note Failure to supply any of the information requested
in this form that is relevant to your application may prevent
the registration of your dog. You are encouraged to request
the Gore District Council to correct or amend any of
these details if you discover a mistake or if the relevant
circumstances change.
Privacy Act 1993
You are required to provide the information requested under
the Dog Control Act 1996. It will be used for the purposes
of administrating Councils obligations under that Act and
will not be disclosed other than for the purposes specified
in that Act. You have the right to access and request the
correction of any personal information held about you.
Dog Owner’s Obligations
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