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Has your dog gone yellow?

19 July 2019

If you have a dog, it's time to renew their registration. Our statistics show that 43% of owners are still yet to register their dog. You have until 31 July to renew before the late penalty fee applies from 1 August.

Has your dog gone yellow?

Has your dog gone yellow?If you are registering your dog for the first time on the Coromandel, get in touch with us so we can talk you through the details and provide you with information about our dog exercise areas, the restrictions on beaches at certain times of the year and other useful tips. For more information call us on 07 868 0200 or email

To renew your dog's registration online, go to the online payments portal on our website and click on the "Renew my dog registration now" button. If you use our online pay system a receipt is produced on the spot and you don't need to bring your renewal form to us, as you have already made a digital declaration of dog ownership. Your dog's tag will be mailed to you.

To renew online, you will need to have your dog reference number as shown on your renewal letter. If any details on this letter are incorrect, please update the details using the Dog Maintenance Form before making a payment.

Or, you can pay at one of our offices: bring your completed and signed renewal form with you for over-the-counter payments. You can also post a cheque with your completed and signed renewal form to:

TCDC Dog Registration
Private Bag 1001
Thames 3540

Our condolences to any owners who may receive a renewal letter if their dog has recently passed away. Please advise us by filling out a Dog Maintenance Form.

Please note online payment rebates for fourth and subsequent working dogs are not available using the online payment facility. To obtain a rebate for fourth and subsequent dogs, a statutory declaration must be completed and attached to your renewal registration papers to be sent back or brought in over the counter at one of our offices.

For more information on dog registration and fees see

Being a responsible dog owner

A responsible dog ownerOn the Coromandel we are lucky to be able to take our best canine buddies almost anywhere, whether it's down to the beach or for a stroll into town for a bite to eat. What you might not realise is that you need to have your dog on lead in most areas unless specified.

This is to make sure everyone can enjoy our public spaces and there's a safe environment for dog and non-dog people.

Find out the rules about walking your dog on our beaches at different times of the year as well as the designated dog walking areas here.

Being a responsible dog owner:

  • Make sure your dog is registered and wears a registration tag at all times. If you are from another district an ID with your name, address and mobile phone number will help if your dog gets lost or picked up by a Dog Control Officer.
  • Don’t take your dog to areas where dogs are banned. In general between 20 December and 31 January and public holiday weekends most beaches have restricted times dogs are allowed on the beach, if at all.
  • Dogs are not allowed in cemeteries, sports fields and within childrens’ public play areas.
  • Dogs are prohibited from protected bird habitats. Keep an eye out for signs, it will usually be from Labour weekend to 1 March, which is during NZ dotterel breeding season.
  • Please read this webpage from the Department of Conservation regarding dog access to conservation land.
  • Make sure your accommodation has somewhere to keep your pet safe, secure and under control.
  • Don’t let your dog wander or cause a nuisance by fouling or barking.
  • Unless in a designated dog exercise area, you must have your dog on a leash in a public place. Remove your dog's droppings. Take a plastic bag wherever you go.
  • Make sure your dog has access to shade and fresh drinking water during the day.
  • Please never leave a dog in your car in the heat.