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.

In the State of New Hampshire, dog licenses extend from April to April. 

To RENEW your dog license -- 2021 Dog license renewal notices have been mailed and e-mailed as of March 29th.   Please follow the instructions for renewal on your notification which can be done via mail or online. If you are not able to register your dog by mail or on-line and must come in, please call 610-7245 to schedule an appointment.

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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