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.


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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