New Hampshire Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of New Hampshire licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find New Hampshire-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

New Hampshire State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within New Hampshire that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Electricians
  • Board of Land Surveyors
  • Board of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Professional Engineers
  • Bureau of Building Safety & Construction - Mechanical Licensing Section
  • Department of Environmental Services - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Lead Professionals Program
  • Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Revenue Administration
  • Division of State Police - Permits and Licensing Unit
  • Employment Security
  • Insurance Department
  • Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects
  • Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
  • Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Secretary of State - Apostilles & Certifications
  • Secretary of State - Corporations Division

New Hampshire Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within New Hampshire that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Belknap County
  • Carroll County
  • Cheshire County
  • Coos County
  • Grafton County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Merrimack County
  • Rockingham County
  • Strafford County
  • Sullivan County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Alstead
  • Alton
  • Alton Bay
  • Amherst
  • Andover
  • Antrim
  • Ashland
  • Atkinson
  • Auburn
  • Barnstead
  • Barrington
  • Bartlett
  • Bedford
  • Belmont
  • Bennington
  • Berlin
  • Bethlehem
  • Bow
  • Bradford
  • Brentwood
  • Bristol
  • Brookline
  • Campton
  • Canaan
  • Candia
  • Canterbury
  • Center Barnstead
  • Center Conway
  • Center Harbor
  • Center Ossipee
  • Center Sandwich
  • Center Strafford
  • Charlestown
  • Charlestown
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Chichester
  • Claremont
  • Colebrook
  • Concord
  • Contoocook
  • Conway
  • Conway
  • Cornish
  • Danbury
  • Danville
  • Deerfield
  • Derry
  • Derry
  • Dover
  • Dublin
  • Dunbarton
  • Durham
  • East Derry
  • East Hampstead
  • East Kingston
  • Enfield
  • Epping
  • Epsom
  • Errol
  • Exeter
  • Exeter
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Francestown
  • Franconia
  • Franklin
  • Freedom
  • Fremont
  • Georges Mills
  • Gilford
  • Gilsum
  • Goffstown
  • Gorham
  • Grafton
  • Grantham
  • Greenfield
  • Greenland
  • Greenville
  • Groveton
  • Hampstead
  • Hampton
  • Hampton Falls
  • Hancock
  • Hanover
  • Hanover
  • Harrisville
  • Haverhill
  • Henniker
  • Henniker
  • Hill
  • Hillsboro
  • Hinsdale
  • Holderness
  • Hollis
  • Hooksett
  • Hooksett
  • Hopkinton
  • Hudson
  • Hudson
  • Jackson
  • Jaffrey
  • Jaffrey
  • Jefferson
  • Kearsarge
  • Keene
  • Kingston
  • Laconia
  • Lancaster
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lempster
  • Lincoln
  • Lisbon
  • Litchfield
  • Littleton
  • Littleton
  • Londonderry
  • Londonderry
  • Loudon
  • Lyme
  • Lyndeborough
  • Madison
  • Manchester
  • Marlborough
  • Marlow
  • Meredith
  • Meredith
  • Meriden
  • Merrimack
  • Milan
  • Milford
  • Milford
  • Milton
  • Milton Mills
  • Monroe
  • Mont Vernon
  • Moultonborough
  • Nashua
  • New Boston
  • New Castle
  • New Durham
  • New Hampton
  • New Ipswich
  • New London
  • Newbury
  • Newfields
  • Newmarket
  • Newmarket
  • Newport
  • Newport
  • Newton
  • North Conway
  • North Hampton
  • North Haverhill
  • North Salem
  • North Stratford
  • North Walpole
  • North Woodstock
  • Northwood
  • Nottingham
  • Orford
  • Ossipee
  • Pelham
  • Peterborough
  • Peterborough
  • Piermont
  • Pike
  • Pittsburg
  • Pittsfield
  • Plainfield
  • Plaistow
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Raymond
  • Rindge
  • Rochester
  • Rollinsford
  • Rumney
  • Rye
  • Rye Beach
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Sanbornton
  • Sanbornville
  • Seabrook
  • Somersworth
  • Spofford
  • Stoddard
  • Strafford
  • Stratham
  • Sullivan
  • Sunapee
  • Suncook
  • Swanzey
  • Tamworth
  • Temple
  • Tilton
  • Troy
  • Twin Mountain
  • Union
  • Wakefield
  • Walpole
  • Warner
  • Warren
  • Waterville Valley
  • Weare
  • West Chesterfield
  • West Lebanon
  • West Stewartstown
  • West Swanzey
  • Westmoreland
  • Whitefield
  • Wilmot
  • Wilton
  • Wilton
  • Winchester
  • Windham
  • Winnisquam
  • Wolfeboro
  • Wolfeboro Falls
  • Woodstock
  • Woodsville
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