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.

Important notes

Documents required

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;

Please note

Dogs 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 is possible to send it in as a scan by e-mail. Your data will be forwarded to the tax office responsible for dog tax.

The written deregistration of a dog should be done with the dog register and the tax office in order to avoid overlapping in time.


Within two weeks of the change occurring.

Legal notes

Legal basis

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

§ 13 Notification and Notification Obligations

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