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Apply for a Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL)

You should know

Before you start

To be eligible for the Responsible Dog Owner Licence (RDOL) your dog must have a current registration. Dog Registration occurs at the same time every year and is valid from 1 July to 30 June. See Renew your registration.

The RDOL reflects your behaviour as an owner. You do not need to apply for it more than once.

The RDOL does not expire but it can be revoked if the conditions are not met.

The discount will be applied to the next registration year.

The test

  • You'll need to take a written knowledge test of 20 multiple choice questions.
  • The test and licence is free of charge.
  • You need to answer 18 questions correctly to pass the test.

Your privacy

We will use your personal information to authenticate you and to allow you to complete changes online. We will share your information with a third party only if we are required to by any laws or regulations. This includes meeting our obligations under the Dog Control Act 1996. We may also use your information for business purposes including sending renewal correspondence. See our customer privacy statement for further information.

10 minutes estimated time to complete this form.

10 minutes estimated time to complete this form.

Manage your dog's information in myAUCKLAND

We provide a secure online service to make it easier for you to manage your dogs.
You can login or register for an online account to update your dog's information and renew registration.

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