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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Dog License Reminder

Dog Licensing

As a reminder, dog licenses were due on April 30, 2019. Renewal letters were mailed on March 29, 2019; no other reminder will be sent by our office prior to the issuance of fines. If you did not register your dog during the month of April, please review the following information carefully: 

As long as your dog is licensed by May 31, 2019, you will not pay additional fines and late fees. Please remember, our office cannot issue licenses for dogs with expired rabies vaccinations (see NH Law 466:1-a), therefore, it is important to verify that your dog's vaccination is current so you can still license during the May grace period. Rabies information is printed at the bottom of the renewal letter which was mailed on March 29, 2019. You can also call or email our office to verify the information. 

Dogs can be licensed in-person, through the mail, or online. Additional fees are collected for all online transactions.

It is important to know that beginning on June 1st, each dog which remains unlicensed will be assessed with the following fees, in addition to the standard licensing fees: 

  1. $25.00 Civil Forfeiture Fine, assessed per dog. 
  2. $1.00 Late Fee, assessed per dog; this fee is accumulative and increases by $1 for each month the dog remains unlicensed, beginning on June 1st.
  3. $7.00 Service Fee**

** In accordance with NH Laws 466:13 and 466:14, civil forfeiture notices are sent by certified mail which means an additional $7.00 service fee is collected at the time of licensing.

To illustrate how quickly these fees can accumulate, an altered dog only costs $7.50 if licensed by May 31, 2019. However, beginning on June 1st, that same dog will cost $40.50 to license. It is very important to license on time to avoid paying these fees because once assessed, we cannot waive them. 

If you have any questions please contact our office at 603-448-3054 or send an email to

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