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Fees and charges for environmental health, animal impounding, burial and cremation

Fees will be increased by approximately 3% effective from 1 July 2018

In addition a new ‘out-of-district’ surcharge of 10% for those normally resident outside of the Palmerston North City boundary will be added to all chapel and cremation fees and charges.

Copies of the detailed fees and charges can be inspected and/or obtained through the Council’s website or at the Customer Services Centre, Civic Administration Building, The Square, Palmerston North. 

Dog Registration Fees for 2018/19

Dog Registration fees are imposed under the Dog Control Act and are necessary to recover the cost to the Palmerston North City Council of providing animal control services.

The Council charges a fixed fee (GST inclusive), as shown below, to cover the standard cost to Council in undertaking the work listed.  However, additional charges may be charged depending on the circumstances such as additional inspection fees that may be incurred in undertaking the work noted below.


Work Type

Discounted Fee if paid by 1 August 2018

Standard Fee if paid after 1 August 2018

Dog Registration



General Registration



General Registration (Desexed Dog)



Preferred Owner



Preferred Owner (Desexed Dog)



Rural Non-Working



Rural Non-Working (Desexed dog)



Rural Working



Disability Assist



Certified for use by Specified Agency



 ‘Disability Assist’ and ‘Specified Agency’ are as defined in section 2 of the Dog Control Act 1996