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Registration > Motor Vehicle Dealers > Repair Dealer

A Repair Dealer is any person who is principally engaged in the motor vehicle business who repairs vehicles for someone else, is not a dealer and who has an established place of business within this state.


  1. Original - completed Application for Repairer Registration Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
  2. Lease - Copy in the name of the owner.

Location Requirements:

  1. Established place of business - Office with a telephone and a fax.
  2. Regular business hours, 37½ per week between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  3. Principally engaged in repairing motor vehicles not owned by the repairer.
  4. Signage must be visible from a public way with 10 inch letters.
  5. Approval from local authorities, State Police, & the Division of Motor Vehicles.


  1. To move inventory to dealers or places of repair (plate privileges).
  2. No personal use permitted.
  3. A repair plate may be used on tow trucks or service vehicles, provided the vehicle is clearly marked not for hire.

Repairman Dealer Supplemental Plate:

Requirements: (Dealer license to sell vehicles)

  1. License fee of $125.00.
  2. Original $25,000 Dealers Surety Bond.
  3. Original service agreement between a New Hampshire Inspection Station.
  4. Original criminal background check for all owners from New Hampshire and state of residency.
  5. Attendance to title/dealer class review is required upon approval.

Location Requirements:

  1. Same as above.
  2. Permanent physical structure that has at least 750 square feet or is primarily dedicated to the business of selling vehicles (RSA 259:29-a III (b)).


  1. Sole purpose for a supplemental plate is for customers to test drive vehicles that are displayed for sale.
  2. No personal use permitted.

New Hampshire Laws pertaining to Repair Dealers

  1. RSA 259:87
  2. RSA 261:136

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