Dog Licenses

Process:

Per RSA 466:1 all dogs residing in the City of Franklin must be registered with the City Clerk prior to April 30 each year. When registering your dog, you will receive a tag with the license number issued imprinted, as well as a paper license. The tag issued must be worn on a collar at all times. Please remember that a valid rabies certificate is required to register. For a complete list of statutes pertaining to licensing your dog please click here.

All dogs not registered with the Clerk's Office by April 30 will be subject to additional penalties as outlined below.

License Fees:

TypePayment
Male/Female$9.00
Spayed/Neutered/Puppy (3-7 Months Old)$6.50
1st Animal Owned by a Senior Citizen (Age 65 and over)

$2.00


Fines:

All dogs must be registered by April 30 of each year.  A $1.00 per month fee is assessed starting June 1st of each year and on the first day of each month thereafter until the dog is licensed.  A $25.00 fine plus the license fee will be imposed and a summons to appear in the Franklin District Court will be issued for any unlicensed dog after June 1st.

By Mail:

Please send rabies certificate or dog licensing notice and submit by mail.  Include applicable fees in the form of a check or money order made payable to the City of Franklin, along with a copy of the rabies certificate and the spay/neuter certificate. If you have a question about sending the correct fee; call our office at 603-934-3109. 

Please mail all the documents to the following address:

City of Franklin
Office of the City Clerk
316 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235