Dog ownership, de-registration

The competent authority must be informed about the death or surrender of the dog, stating the date of death or surrender and about a change in the owner's address (moving away from Hamburg) within two weeks of the change occurring.

Identity card or passport with the last confirmation of registration. Confirmation of registration in the dog register with transponder number. In the event of the dog's death, confirmation from the veterinarian;


The dog can also be de-registered in writing if copies of the required documents are attached. Please use the dog registration / change notification form (see link below), it can be sent as a scan by e-mail. Your data will be forwarded to the tax office responsible for dog tax. Online deregistration is not yet possible.

A dog should be de-registered in writing at the dog registry and the tax office in order to avoid overlapping times.

Hamburg Law on Keeping and Leading Dogs - (Dog Law - Dog Act)
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Related Links

  • Dog law - keep dogs in Hamburg
  • Dog Act (also the responsible specialist office for consumer protection, trade and the environment of the district offices)

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