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It's cheaper to pay a late fee than face a fine
The deadline to register your dog has passed and Animal Control will follow up on unregistered dogs around Marlborough.
If you are late to register, it’s still cheaper to do it now and pay the late penalty than face a fine for having an unregistered dog.
If your dog is not registered, call into the Animal Control Office urgently to arrange registration. The penalty fee is 50% of the current cost of your dog registration.
Category 1 (neutered and microchipped) registration $57 + penalty $28.50
Category 2 registration $86 + penalty $43
Owners found with an unregistered dog over three months old will be issued with an Infringement Notice for $300. Failure to register and pay the penalty will raise costs to $487.50, or $531 for non-working dogs.
Your dog may also be impounded which will incur extra costs.
Dogs are impounded until fees and penalties are paid. Pound costs could include sustenance, microchipping and a service fee.
Please be a responsible dog owner and get your animals registered. Even with the late penalty, it is far less costly than facing the fine regime.