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What are the hours of operation for registration?

I am a New Hampshire resident. How do I register my vehicle?

I recently moved to New Hampshire. How can I register my vehicle?

How much are the fees to register my vehicle?

Where can I obtain information on the conservation (Moose) plate?

I am a New Hampshire resident currently out-of-state, and my vehicle inspection has expired. What can I do?

I purchased a vehicle through a private sale. Can I drive it without plates to get the vehicle home?

I am an out-of-state resident and purchased a vehicle through a private sale in New Hampshire. How can I transport the vehicle home?

I have moved to another state. Am I required to surrender my plates?

What types of payment are accepted at DMV offices?

Does New Hampshire require two license plates to be displayed?

My license plate(s) is missing or damaged. How can I get a replacement(s)?

I have lost my current registration. How can I obtain a replacement?

How can I obtain replacement decals?

How can I notify the DMV of my change of address and/or name?

How can I obtain a walking disability placard?

How do I report abuse of a disability parking space?

How can I obtain Vanity Plates?

Where can I obtain forms?

Where are the DMV offices located?

Am I required to register my Segway?

Am I required to register my bicycle or scooter?

When can I obtain different plates?

back to topWhat are the hours of operation for registration?

Please review our list of DMV hours and locations and State Holidays.

back to topI am a New Hampshire resident. How do I register my vehicle?

Please visit our Vehicle Registrations page for detailed information.

back to topI recently moved to New Hampshire. How can I register my vehicle?

Our New to New Hampshire page will provide you with detailed information.

back to topHow much are the fees to register my vehicle?

Registration fees differ for each vehicle. Contact your town or city office.

back to topWhere can I obtain information on the conservation (Moose) plate?

back to topI am a New Hampshire resident currently out-of-state, and my vehicle inspection has expired. What can I do?

You can obtain an inspection permit for up to 30 days. Submit a written request to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Registration
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

You can also fax your request to (603) 271-1061.

back to topI purchased a vehicle through a private sale. Can I drive it without plates to get the vehicle home?

No, a 20 (twenty) day temporary plate is required.

back to topI am an out-of-state resident and purchased a vehicle through a private sale in New Hampshire. How can I transport the vehicle home?

You may obtain a 20 (twenty) day In-Transit Temporary Plate.

back to topI have moved to another state. Am I required to surrender my plates?

No.

back to topWhat types of payment are accepted at DMV offices?

  • Cash (in person only).
  • Check.
  • Money order and/or travelers check.
  • MasterCard or Visa (American Express is accepted only in person).

back to topDoes New Hampshire require two license plates to be displayed?

Yes.

back to topMy license plate(s) is missing or damaged. How can I get a replacement(s)?

Submit an Application For Replacement Plates and/or Decals Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (RDMV 125) to the DMV, Concord, or any registration office or any municipal agent office.

There is a replacement fee of $4.00 per plate. Once the form and fee are received, a paper plate and permit to operate the vehicle with one plate will be issued, until the replacement plate is received.

If both plates are missing or damaged, the fee is $8.00 and a replacement set of plates will be issued immediately.

back to topI have lost my current registration. How can I obtain a replacement?

Submit an Application for Copy of Registration Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (RDMV 110) along with a fee of $15.00, to the DMV, Concord, any registration office or any municipal agent office.

back to topHow can I obtain replacement decals?

Submit an Application for Replacement Plates and/or Decals Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (RDMV 125), along with a fee of $1.00, to the DMV, Concord, any registration office or any municipal agent office.

back to topHow can I notify the DMV of my change of address and/or name?

Individuals - Submit a Record Change Request Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (DSMV 30). If you have changed your name, you must appear at the DMV, Concord, or any registration office, with a copy of legal documentation noting the change, such as a marriage certificate, civil union certificate or its equivalent, divorce decree, etc.

Corporate - Submit a Corporate Name/Address Change Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (RDMV 324) along with proof of the change to the: DMV, Concord.

  • Corporate name change: To change a corporate name, you must submit documentation of the official change from the Secretary of State ((603) 271-3242).
  • Proof of address change: Proof shall be a current utility bill, company letterhead, business card, etc.

back to topHow can I obtain a walking disability placard?

Please visit our Walking Disability section for detailed information.

back to topHow do I report abuse of a disability parking space?

Unauthorized use of a handicap space should be reported to the local police department in the town or city where the violation occurs. Parking spaces that are designated for handicapped parking may only be occupied by a vehicle driven by, or a vehicle transporting, a person with a walking disability who has been issued a walking disability placard or set of plates.

New Hampshire recognizes disability parking placards or plates from all states; and by law, vehicles with disabled veteran plates from this or any state are allowed to park in these spaces. If you are a person with a walking disability and submit clear photographic evidence to the police that someone without a disability parking plate or placard or a disabled veteran's plate, parks in a handicapped parking space or blocks an access aisle, this evidence is sufficient under RSA 265:69 to prove a violation in court. If you have detailed, firsthand knowledge of abuse of a handicap placard or plate, you can write a letter outlining all the facts to the director of motor vehicles. For more information on understanding reserved parking spaces with people with walking disabilities, you may go to the Governor's Commission on Disability Website.

back to topHow can I obtain Vanity Plates?

Please visit our Vanity Plate page for more information.

back to topWhere can I obtain forms?

The DMV in Concord, any registration office or at any municipal agent.

back to topWhere are the DMV offices located?

DMV Office Locations.

back to topAm I required to register my Segway?

No. You are not required to register your Segway.

back to topAm I required to register my bicycle or scooter?

No. Please check with your town or city office for local requirements.

back to topWhen can I obtain different plates?

We do allow midstream plate changes at an additional cost of $15.00. Depending on plate type requested, additional fees may apply.

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