Dog Licenses – All dogs 4 months and older must be licensed in the state of NH annually by April 30th. Licenses for the current calendar year are available beginning January 1st. Regardless of when the license is obtained, the license shall be effective from May 1st of each year to April 30th of the subsequent year.
Fees (Per RSA 466:4-6):
- Dogs at least 4 months old but less than 7 months old - $6.50
- Unaltered male or unspayed female 7 months or older - $9.00
- Neutered male or spayed female - $6.50
- First dog of an owner 65 yrs+ - $2.00 For additional dogs, above fees apply.
- Group license (5 or more dogs) - $20.00
- $1.00 per month late fees apply beginning June 1st
Forms REQUIRED: Current Rabies Certificate, Spaying or Neutering Certificate.
Dog License by mail option: Send a copy of the current rabies certificate, the correct fee and late fee, if applicable, for each dog, and a self-addressed legal sized envelope and our Office will mail the dog license(s) back to you. The form is available here.
Mail request to: Jackson Town Clerk, PO Box 336, Jackson, NH 03846
NH STATE STATUTES
466:1 Procuring License; Tag – Every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or over shall annually, cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed for one year 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 and its registered number. The tag and license shall be furnished by the clerk at the expense of the city or town.
466:7 Additional Charge Where Payment of License Fee is Delayed – In addition to the license fees provided in RSA 466:4, there shall be a charge of $1 for each month or any part thereof that the fees remain unpaid if said fees are not paid before June 1 in any year.
466:13 Forfeiture – Whoever is the owner or keeper of a dog and who fails to license or renew the doglicense pursuant to RSA 466:1 shall forfeit $25 to the town or city clerk of the municipality in which the dog is kept. If the forfeiture is not made to the town or city clerk within 15 calendar days of the notice of forfeiture, the case may be disposed of in a district court as a violation with a fine not to exceed $50, notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 651:2, IV. A Forfeiture shall not relieve the owner or keeper of the requirement of proper licensing of the dog as required by RSA 466:1.
Updated March 2012