City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts a giant hot tub in his office and fills it with vegetables before jumping in himself in hopes of combining his meal prep and relaxation time. He gets so relaxed he falls asleep, creating a delicious Aspell soup. Also, the bubbles from his nose under water spell out a city memo!

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Keep that dog legal, dawg

State law requires that every owner or keeper of a dog four months of age or older license said dog in the municipal clerk’s office in the city or town in which the dog is kept, Aspell writes.  We’re not sure what the rules are for dogs with dual citizenship. Licenses are effective from May 1 to April 30 of the subsequent year. 

On April 1, the city of Concord will begin its annual dog licensing season. Residents may mail dog license payments to the City Clerk’s office, 41 Green St., Concord, NH, 03301; or stop in to the City Clerk’s office to renew said license(s) in person. Licenses will only be issued if the City Clerk’s office has current rabies vaccination information on file. For the dog, we presume. If you are unsure as to whether or not we have current rabies vaccination information on file, you may inquire by email at or by calling 225-8500. 

Licensing fees are as follows: Non-spayed or non-neutered dogs, $10; spayed or neutered dogs, $7.50; dogs under 8 months old, $7.50; five or more dogs of same owner, $20. First dog for owner age 65+, $2* (*regular rate for additional dogs). Talking dogs that solve crimes in a sweet Volkswagen bus are free of charge.

Owners who license their dog after May 31 are subject to additional fees.  

If you have moved out of Concord or no longer have your dog, please contact the City Clerk’s office. Or have your dog do it. 

The City Clerk’s office is located in City Hall at 41 Green St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

Author: Insider staff

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