Dog tax: Registration of a dog / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If the tax is assessed for the first time, it is due one month after notification of the tax assessment. When the assessed tax is paid for the first time, the dog owner receives a tax stamp that is valid for a maximum of three calendar years. The current tax stamp (blue) is valid for the calendar years 2021 to 2023.

  • Identity card
  • Passport


The tax liability begins on the first day of the month following the month in which a dog was taken into a household or business or in which the dog owner moves in, but not before the end of the month in which the dog turns three months old.


Upon application, the tax may be reduced, waived or exempted in certain cases.

The registration can take place:

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

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