How do I license my dog?

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All dogs 4 months or older must be licensed in NH. You will need to bring in proof of a rabies inoculation and proof of spaying or neutering if the dog is altered. All dog licenses expire on April 30. You will need to renew your dog's license annually by this date or penalties and fines will be issued per State law. There is a one-month grace period before the penalty begins. The penalty is $1.00 per month beginning in June. There may also be a $25.00 civil forfeiture fine issued which will be due 15 days after receipt of the fine.

The cost to license a dog is $9.00 for a male or female, $6.50 for a spayed or neutered dog and $2.00 for the first dog belonging to a senior citizen over 65 years of age. If a puppy is too young to be altered the $6.50 fee will apply for the first license. Dog licenses are not pro-rated.

Dog license renewal notices will be sent to the address on the license on file. Dogs may be licensed by mail or online.

Please notify the Town Clerk's office if you no longer have your dog or have moved from Salem.

A form is available for download from the Town Clerk page.