Dog Licensing

Per RSA 466:1, all dogs must be licensed in the town in which they reside between January 1st and April 30th each year in order to avoid the added costs of a Civil Forfeiture, service fee, and late fees, per NH RSA 466:13.


Dog Rabies Clinic and Additional Town Clerk Office Hours for Dog Licensing

On Saturday, April 28th, Ark Animal Homecare will offer rabies shots and microchipping for your dog.  They will be in front of the Chester Town Hall at 84 Chester Street from 8am to 12pm.

  • Rabies shots $20/dog
  • Microchipping $50/dog

The Town Clerk's office will also be open from 8am to 12pm on April 28th for dog licensing only.  (These hours are in addition to our regular 3rd Saturday of the month hours.)  Please secure your dog in your car before coming into the building.


Dogs may be registered in-person at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office, online or by mail. 

To license by mail, send the completed application with the vaccination certificate, spayed/neutered certificate, a check made out to the Town of Chester for the correct amount, and a legal-sized self-addressed stamped envelope.

Dog Licensing Fees

Dogs NOT Spayed or Neutered $9.00
Dogs Spayed or Neutered $6.50
For Residents 65 or older$2.00 for the first dog only (Additional dogs are full price.)
Group or Kennel (5 dogs or more)*  $20.00
Late Fees   $1.00/mo./dog (beginning June 1st)
Service Fee  $7.00/dog (beginning July 1st)
Civil Forfeiture    $25.00/dog (beginning July 1st)

E-Reg:  Electronic Dog License Registration System

Click here or on the image below to register your dog electronically.

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