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Dog Licensing
State of New Hampshire RSA 466:1 requires that every owner or keeper of a dog four months old or older shall annually cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed 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
  • Its registered number

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

RSA 466:14 requires the clerk of the city or town to issue a $25 civil forfeiture to the owner or keeper of each unlicensed dog.

Getting Your License
In order to license your dog, updated rabies information must be on file at the City Clerk’s Office. If one is not on file, please provide a rabies certificate when securing a dog license. The certificate and license fee may be mailed or hand delivered to the city clerk.

Fees  
  • Altered dog: $7.50
  • Male or Female: $10.00
  • Senior Citizen Owner (first dog only): $2.00
  • Group License (5 or more dogs, same owner): $20.00
  • Late Fee per Month: $1.00 (beginning June 1st)
  • Civil Forfeiture - Unlicensed Dog: $25.00

Reminders
The City of Concord does not invoice residents for dog licenses. Residents wishing to receive general email reminder notices from the city about dog licensing may add their email addresses to the city’s dog licensing email reminder database.

Adding Your Email
To add your email address to our dog licensing database and receive email reminders about dog licensing please visit our homepage, go to the notify me section and follow the instructions to sign up for dog licensing renewal reminders. . 

Removing Your Email
To remove your e-mail address from the city’s database please visit our homepage, go to the notify me section and follow the instructions to remove your email address from our records. 

Responsibilities
Please note residents adding their e-mail addresses to our database are responsible for providing us with updated email addresses as applicable.

Updating Records
If you no longer own a dog or are no longer a Concord resident, please contact us so that we may update our files. We can be reached by phone at 603-225-8500 or via email.



Contact Us

Janice Bonenfant
City Clerk
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City Clerk's Office
City Hall
41 Green St.
Concord, NH 03301
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Ph: 603-225-8500 
Fx: 603-225-8592

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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