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.

Dog Licensing for 2020 has not yet begun.  Current licenses do not expire until April 30, 2020 as the licensing period for the State of New Hampshire runs April to April with the month of May also being a grace period.  Renewal letters and e-mails will be sent once the City Clerk's office is ready to begin the 2020 Licensing process.  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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