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.

Residents may stop in to renew said license(s) at the City Clerk's Office; mail payments to the City Clerk's Office; or renew said license(s) online.


  • 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


The City of Concord does not invoice residents for dog licenses. Residents wishing to receive email reminder notices from the city about dog licensing should provide their email addresses to the City Clerk's Office.

Updating Records

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