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Registration > Motor Vehicle Dealers

There are currently 2,300 automobile dealers in the State of New Hampshire. All dealers must be registered with the New Hampshire Secretary of State, be approved by the local town or city for occupancy, as well as be site visited by New Hampshire State Police in order to operate in the State of New Hampshire. All dealers are responsible to renew their license by March 31 of every year. Please see the links to the requirements below to determine the type of dealership for which you qualify:

Upon approval, prior to issuance of plates, dealers must take a dealer/title review class of state laws and rules.

In accordance with RSA 261:103-b "Unlicensed Sales Prohibited" - No person may sell 5 or more vehicles at retail to the general public in any consecutive 12-month period unless the person has an established place of business and a valid dealer license issued under RSA 261:103-a.

Laws and Rules Pertaining to Dealers:


New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles | 23 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
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