Dog Licenses


Every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or older shall register the dog annually with the town clerk.

Collar Tag:

At the time of registration, the owner will receive a metal tag with the following information — name of the town, year of the issue of the license and its registered number. This tag is to be affixed to the dog’s collar.

Effective Dates:

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

Vaccination Required:

Before a license is issued, the owner or keeper of the dog, must furnish verification that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. If a valid rabies certificate is on file with the clerk, the owner shall not be required to produce such verification at the time of license.

Failure to License:

If a dog owner or keeper should fail to license his/her dog in a timely manner, the town clerk shall notify the local law enforcement officer of a violation of RSA 466:1.

License Fees:

Puppies 3-7 months old$6.50
Spayed & neutered dogs $6.50
Dogs owned by senior citizens (for first dog only)$2.00
Male / female dog$9.00
Group license (5 dog minimum)$20.00