Dog Licensing

Which dogs must be licensed?

All dogs living in the City of Lebanon, including puppies who have received their first rabies shot, must be licensed in the City of Lebanon. 

Where and how do I license my dog?

Dog licenses are issued by the City Clerk’s Office located at 51 North Park Street, during normal office hours. Remember to bring the dog’s current rabies certificate and spaying/neutering certificate, if applicable. You may license your dog by mail, but please contact our office prior to mailing to ensure the correct paperwork and proper fees are submitted. Download a dog license application (PDF).

When do I license my dog?

A new adult dog should be licensed immediately and a puppy can be licensed as soon as the puppy receives its first rabies shot. Dog licenses must be renewed annually by April 30th.
Dog Licensing

What is the annual fee to license my dog?  

  • Puppy (older than 3 months, younger than 7 months: $7.50
  • Male and female dogs (not spayed or neutered): $10.00
  • Spayed Neutered Male/Female: $7.50
  • Group License for 5 or more dogs: $21.00
  • Commercial Kennel License for 5 or more dogs: $21.00
  • 1st Animal owned by Senior Citizen (65 or over by May 1st): $3.00
  • Civil Forfeitures: $25.00
  • Unlicensed Dog Fine (will be applied for negligent dogs on Oct 1st of every year): $10.00 

What happens if I don’t license my dog?

In addition to the regular licensing fee listed above, the following will also be applied:

You will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per month for each month (or partial month) during which the dog remains unlicensed, commencing June 1st.

In addition, you will be subject to a civil forfeiture fee of $25.00 due within 15 days after receiving a notice of forfeiture. If the forfeiture is not paid, the case will be disposed of in the Lebanon District Court.

If you still haven't licensed your dog by October 1st, an additional $10.00 fine will be assessed.

What if I have moved or if I no longer have my dog?

If you have moved or no longer have your dog, please notify the City Clerk's Office at 603-448-3054 or by email at, otherwise you will continue to receive notices about dog licensing.

Are there any rabies clinics in the area?

Yes. We have a small list available of rabies clinics which are being offered throughout the area in the coming months. It is recommended that you attempt to contact the sponsor of these clinics prior to attending, to check the price and verify if any other information is needed in order to participate in the clinic. View our list of Area Rabies Clinics for 2017.