Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 12:00)
Part 8 Section 72
72   Certificate of registration
(1)  The Departmental Chief Executive is to provide the registered owner of a companion animal with a certificate of registration for the animal, showing the registration information for the animal.
(2)  The certificate of registration is to be provided at the time of registration and is to be provided free of charge.
(3)  The certificate of registration is evidence that the animal is registered and that the registration information shown on the certificate is that entered on the Register. Information entered on the Register is presumed (in the absence of evidence to the contrary) to be correct.
 In this way, the certificate of registration can be used as evidence of (for example) the name of the registered owner of an animal and the address at which it is ordinarily kept.
(4)  The Departmental Chief Executive can issue a replacement certificate of registration when a certificate of registration is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and can charge a fee for the issue of the replacement certificate.