Dog tax: re-registration of a dog (change of residence) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you and your dog have moved your residence, this must be reported to the competent dog control centre within the legally prescribed period. Each municipality has its own regulations.

  • Identity card
  • Dog tax stamp,

    Dog tax stamp (when deregistering from the municipality of Bremen].

  • bremische Form dog registration and cancellation,

    The Bremen form "Dog registration and deregistration" is available for you on the Internet.

  • Copy of the dog tax certificate ( when registering in the municipality of Bremen )


If you transfer your residence from another municipality to the municipality of Bremen, you must report your dog keeping to the Bremen tax office within two weeks (§ 13 paragraph 1 of the Bremen Dog Tax Law). A monthly pro rata credit of the dog tax paid by the other municipality is possible on application (§ 13 paragraph 1 of the Bremen Dog Tax Act). The crediting can be made up to the maximum amount of the Bremen dog tax. Please submit a copy of the dog tax assessment of the other municipality and proof of payment to the Bremen tax office.

If your residence is transferred from the municipality of Bremen to another municipality, you must deregister your dog in the municipality of Bremen and, if necessary, re-register it in the other municipality. The deregistration in the municipality of Bremen is done by informal written notification to the Bremen tax office and the return of the dog tax stamp. Inform yourself at the other municipality about the dog tax liability there.

If you change your place of residence within the municipality of Bremen, please inform the dog tax office at the Bremen tax office about your new address.

The re-registration does not take place automatically (not even if you change your residence to Bremerhaven)!


A change of registration does not take place automatically!

  • Hundesteuergesetz in der Fassung vom 17. Dezember 1984

The registration can take place:

  • in person (by means of a power of attorney it can also be done by another person)
  • in writing

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