Dog Licensing

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Renewing Dog License

Residents may renew their dog license(s) online on the Dog Licensing website. Please be prepared to provide your previous tag number and your bank information, and updated rabies information, if necessary.

Licensing Process

State of New Hampshire RSA 466:1 requires that every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or older 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. 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.

If one is not on file with the Town Clerk, please provide a rabies certificate when securing a dog license. The certificate and license fee may be faxed, scanned, mailed or hand delivered to the Town Clerks Office. License fees are as follows:

Altered Animal $6.50
Male or Female $9
Senior Citizen Owner 65 or Older (First Dog Only) $2
Group License (5 or More Dogs Same Owner) $20
Late Fee Per Month $1
Civil Forfeiture-Unlicensed Dog $25

Dog Control

Windham has adopted a “dog control” law which states that the dog must be in the presence and sight of a responsible adult at all times, must respond when called. There are also statutes regarding nuisance and vicious dog offenses, and local regulations regarding dogs on Town property, view the Dogs on Town Property Regulations (PDF). Learn more about responsible pet ownership in Windham by viewing the Responsible Pet Ownership Information (PDF) document.

The Animal Control Officer will take into custody any dog found off the property of its owners, having reason to believe it is a stray, or any dog without a current tag on its collar.

If you have any questions, or need to contact the Dog Control Officer, Jake Hoag, his number is 603-434-5577.

Annual Rabies Clinic

Each year the Town Clerk's Department together with the Police Department partner with a local Veterinarian and host a reduced rate Rabies Clinic for the general public.  We usually conduct the clinic at the end of March or April.  Check our calendar and the website leading up to those time frames for more information.