All dogs in the Palmerston Municipal area must be registered annually. Registration ensures Council can contact you if your dog goes missing.
For registration renewals payment can be made at Council's Customer Service or online.
For new registrations, payment can be made at Council's Customer Service. Registration forms are available at Customer Service or download the registration form.
The standard annual fee per sterilised/ de-sexed dog, per entire dog can be found here.
A licence to keep more than two dogs is required and is only issued under exceptional circumstances, fees apply.
Any change to your dog's details (e.g. change of address, death) needs to be reported to Council to ensure our records are up to date.
Cats do not need to be registered in Palmerston.
Council offers FREE registration for desexed and microchipped dogs that have been adopted through community groups during their first financial year. This concession only applies to dogs that are desexed, microchipped and reside within the Palmerston municipality. The owner of the dog/s will need to provide proof of adoption when submitting registration paperwork through to Council.