The first thing you should do is visit the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. During this visit, you can do the following:
1. Register your motor vehicles.
2. Register to vote.
You may choose to register as a member of a particular political party, or you can register as unaffiliated. Registering for a party allows you to vote in that party's primary elections. Bring proof of residency. That can be a deed, lease, utility bill. Show a government-issued photo ID.
3. Get a license for your dog. Tags are usually available by the end of January. Deadline to license a dog is April 30.
The cost of a one-year license varies.
Puppies under one-year-old are registered at the spayed/neutered rate.
If you are older than 65, the cost to license one dog is $2.00. For additional dogs, the rates above will apply.
Be sure to bring proof of rabies immunization within the previous three years.
4. Get a pistol permit. Permits are no longer required for concealed carry in New Hampshire but many residents still want the optional permit to take advantage of reciprocity with other states. A four-year permit costs $10.
5. Get an access sticker for the Transfer Station. You can drop off your recycleables for free, but you must use Town of Troy bags to put household trash in the compacter. You can buy the Town of Troy bags at the Town Clerk's office or at the Transfer Station.