New Hampshire law (RSA 466:1) requires all dogs to be licensed at four months of age. The license period is January 1 through April 30. When you register a dog, you must show proof that the dog has a valid rabies vaccination.
In addition to registering dogs by drop box at the town hall or by mail, you may also license online through the "dog licenses" tab on the Town Clerk’s page of this website.
If submitting payment by mail or drop box, please enclose a copy of the current rabies vaccination information and/or neutering certificate if applicable, a check made payable to the Town of Northwood and a self-addressed stamped envelope (to send the dog license(s) and tag(s) back) and mail to:
Town of Northwood
818 First NH Tpke
Northwood, NH 03261
Dog License Fees:
- $9.00 for unaltered dogs
- $6.50 for spayed or neutered dogs
- $2.00 for 1st dog only with an owner over 65 (will need owners date of birth)
- $20.00 for group license of 5 or more dogs
Dog License Late Fees:
In addition to the license fees provided in RSA 466:4, there shall be a charge of $1.00 for each month if said fees are not paid before June 1st in any year. For an example, June 1st- $1.00 late fee in addition to regular fees, July 1st - $2.00 late fee in addition to regular fees, August 1st $3.00 in addition to regular fees and so on.
Please contact the Town Clerk's office to update our records if you no longer own a dog in order to avoid receiving past due letters and late fees.