Dog Ordinance

Town Code §1-68, states that no person shall permit any fowl or dog to be at large within the corporate limits of the town. For the purposes of this section, an animal may be deemed to be at large whenever it is off the property of its owner or custodian, and not under its owner’s or custodian’s immediate control.

Any owner or custodian violating this section shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor and a fine of not more than $500. The animal warden of Rockingham County is authorized to enforce all dog laws applicable within the town.

Dog Licenses - Tags

All dogs four months and older that are housed in Rockingham County, are required to have a dog tag.  Tags are obtained through Rockingham County and more information may be obtained on their website.