Change your information

Find out what you need to do if you're moving, changing ownership of your dog, or your dog has died.

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 must to fill out our online form within 14 days. This service is free of charge.

Change of Dog Ownership Application

Change of address

If you're moving somewhere within Hutt City, you must tell us in writing within 14 days. Email:

Note for Responsible Dog Owner holders: If you have RDO status move to a new address in Hutt City, you’ll need to send a completed Application to Transfer Responsible Dog Owner Status form to keep your RDO status.

You can transfer your dog's registration from another council for free. To do this fill out the online form below.

Dog Registration Form

Note: Make sure you let your previous council area know of the transfer within six weeks of your move.

Let us know in writing within 14 days. Email:

Let us know if your dog has died

If your dog has died, you may be entitled to a refund of your registration costs.

Under the the Dog Control Act 1996, the refund will be a pro-rata amount calculated from the date you tell us that your dog has died.

The registration can be refunded:

  • to a bank account
  • to your rates account
  • as a donation to SPCA or HUHA.

Simply fill out this online form.

Dog registration fee refund request form

You must provide proof of death if you have a vet certificate.

If your request is approved, the refund will be paid by the end of the month after you apply.

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