We carry out animal control functions on the Chatham Islands, including the control of stock on public roads, dogs and other domestic animals.

We are guided by the Dog Control Act 1996(external link), the Impounding Act 1995(external link) and the Chatham Islands Dog Control Bylaw 2017 [PDF, 4 MB] The Council also has a Dog Control Policy [PDF, 342 KB] which provides guidance on how to apply the bylaw.


Dog registration: $63

Early dog registration: $39

Fines under Dog Control Act 1996 – vary from $100 up to $750 depending on offence, as per Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Act 1996(external link)

Impounding fee: $105

To pay for your dog registration, please refer to the Council’s payment options on the Your Rates page.

Animal Control