Dog Licensing

​NH STATE STATUTES: 

466:1 Procuring License; Tag. – Every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or over shall annually, cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed for one year in the office of the clerk of the city or town in which the dog is kept, and shall cause it to wear around its neck a collar to which shall be attached a metal tag with the following information thereon: the name of the city or town, year of issue of license and its registered number. The tag and license shall be furnished by the clerk at the expense of the city or town. Regardless of when the license is obtained, the license shall be effective from May 1 of each year to April 30 of the subsequent year

Dates of Effectiveness:

Regardless of when the license is obtained, the license shall be effective from May 1 of each year to April 30 of the subsequent year.

License Required For:

All dogs 4 months and older must be licensed and have already received their first rabies vaccination.


Forms Required:

  • Rabies Certificate
  • Spaying or Neutering Certificate

CIVIL FORFEITURE:

466:13 Forfeiture. – Whoever is the owner or keeper of a dog and who fails to license or renew the dog license pursuant to RSA 466:1 shall forfeit $25 to the town or city clerk of the municipality in which the DOG is kept. If the forfeiture is not made to the town or city clerk within 15 calendar days of the notice of forfeiture, the case may be disposed of in a district court as a violation with a fine not to exceed $50, notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV. A forfeiture shall not relieve the owner or keeper of the requirement of proper licensing of the DOG as required by RSA 466:1. Any forfeitures collected under this section may be retained by the city or town for the administration and enforcement of this chapter

 

License Type

Fees

Spayed or Neutered

$6.50

Group (5 or more dogs)$20.00

Intact

$9.00

Puppy up to 7 months old

$6.50
Owner 65+ spayed or neutered/intact

$2.00 first animal only

every animal thereafter:

$6.50 spayed or nutered

$9.00 intact

Dog Licenses need to be renewed every year by April 30th!