Our Animal Control Officer is Brian O'Connor. He can be reached by calling our station at 603-887-3887. ACO O'Connor works "on-call" and if there is not an Officer in the Station to reach him, you will be forwarded to the Rockingham County Dispatch Center and they will be able to contact ACO O'Connor for you.
Below, please find relevant laws concerning animals in New Hampshire:
RSA 466:1: Unlicensed Dog
- $25.00 fine: All dogs three months old or older must be licensed through the Town Clerk's Officer by April 30th of each year and must have an up to date rabies vaccination.
RSA 466:31: Dogs a Menace, a Nuisance or Vicious
- Nuisance Offenses are fined $25.00 for the first offense, $50.00 for the second offense in the same 12 month period.
- If it barks for sustained periods of time, or during the night so as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or area.
- If it digs, scratches or excretes, or causes waste or garbage to be scattered on property other than its owners.
- Menance Offenses are fined $50.00 for the first offense, $100.00 for the second offense in the same 12 month period.
- If it growls, snaps at, runs after or chases any person or persons.
- If it runs after, or chases bicycles, motor vehicles, motorcycles, or other vehicles being driven, pulled or pushed on the streets, highways, or public ways.
- Vicious Offenses are fined $100.00 for the first offense, $200.00 for the second offense in the same 12 month period.
- If whether alone or in a pack with other dogs, it bites, attacks, or preys on game animals, domestic animals, fowl, or human beings