Dog Licenses

Dog licenses

The City Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that the office will be open for all transactions beginning June 7, 2021 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Online appointment scheduling is also available for new dog registration. We encourage you to upload your current rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter if applicable during the scheduling of your appointment. Schedule your appointment today!

In order for a dog to be licensed, the owner or keeper of the dog must furnish proof of a current rabies vaccination.  If the dog has been spayed or neutered, and it is not currently on file, the owner or keeper needs to provide the proper documentation in order to receive the discounted rate.

REMINDER: State law requires all dogs must be licensed by June 1st. Failure to register your dog by then could result in late fees, a Civil Forfeiture fine of $25.00 and related notification costs. If you no longer have a dog or need more information, please call the city clerk’s office at 589-3010 option 5, or click the icon below to notify us.

To license your dog by mail, please print off and complete the city’s Mail-in Dog License Application (PDF), and return it to the City Clerk’s Office with the required documentation and fee.  

Or, If you wish, register your dog online

Please note: there is a transaction fee and convenience fee associated with making online payments. The cost of a dog license is as follows:

  • Puppy (ages 4-7 months) - $7.50 
  • Spayed or neutered dogs - $7.50
  • Unaltered female or male dogs - $10
  • Senior citizen dog - $3.00 (owner who is 65 years old or older on the first dog only)

If you did not license your dog for the 2020-2021 licensing year, you will be responsible for bringing your account current by paying for a license for 2020-2021, as well as late fees ($1.00 per month from June forward) and $7 cost of service fee.  Citizens may verify their dog information on file by emailing NashuaDogs@nashuanh.gov or by calling 589-3010, option 5. At this time, payment is accepted in the form of cash, check and money order. 

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