Dog License

As required by State law, all dogs residing in the City of Portsmouth must be licensed. You will receive a license certificate and a small numbered tag to be placed on the dog collar for assistance in the case your dog is lost.

Beginning Monday, June 3rd a $1.00 late fine will be assessed to each renewal license in accordance with State Statute.  All dog renewals were due April 30th and owners were provided with the month of May as a grace period. If you should have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 610-7245.

Instructions to RENEW your dog license:

  • Click here to renew your dog license through the City’s online portal.

Instructions to obtain a NEW dog license:

  • Print the application to complete.
  • Please make sure all information is complete and legible.
  • Enclose a check or money order made payable to the City of Portsmouth.
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the certificate and tag.
  • Mail your request to: OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


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