Change of Ownership
If you get a dog that is registered under another owner’s name, or you are giving your dog to someone else, you or the new dog owner need to fill out a change of ownership form within 14 days.
Change of ownership of dog form (PDF 66 kb)
Change of Address
Moving in - You can transfer your dog's registration from your previous council free of charge. Go to our registration page and follow the process.
Provide your previous tag or receipt and we'll give you a new tag. Make sure you let your previous council area know of the transfer within six weeks of your move.
Moving out – Notify us within 14 days, in writing by post to Animal Services, 21 Meachen Street, Seaview, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving within Lower Hutt – Notify us within 14 days, in writing by post to Animal Services, 21 Meachen Street, Seaview, or by email to email@example.com. If you hold responsible dog owner status you will need to re-apply to get it transferred to your new property.