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Dog Licensing

You can renew or purchase dog licenses from City Clerk's office which is located at City Hall on 3 Washington Street. The Clerks office is open weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Remember to bring the dog's current rabies certificate, spaying/neutering certificate, license application.

  • When are dog licenses due?

    A new adult dog should be licensed immediately, and a puppy can be licensed as soon as the puppy receives its first rabies shot. Dog Licenses must be renewed annually by April 30th.

  • What happens if I don't license my dog? 

    If you fail to license your dog, the Keene Police Department will issue a $25.00 civil forfeiture fine for each dog, which is due 15 days after the issued date.  The fine is due in addition to any accrued license and late fees.  If the forfeiture is not paid, the case will be disposed of in the Keene District Court. 

    To avoid receiving a notice of forfeiture, please license your dog by the April 30th deadline.  If you no longer have the dog or have moved from Keene, please notify the City Clerk's Office at 603-352-0133. 

     

  • What is the annual fee to license my dog?

    • Spayed/neutered dogs and puppies under 7 months $7.50
    • Male and female dogs (not spayed or neutered) $10.00
    • Kennel License for 5 or more dogs $20.00
    • Senior Citizens $2.00 for the first dog, fees as above for additional dogs 
    • Owners will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per month for each month (or partial month) during which the dog remains unlicensed, starting on June 1st.  (Late fees will be assessed in addition to the license fees noted)
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