Although New Hampshire has several different plate types, a few of our more popular plate types are described below. Please view our complete list of Plate Types for more information.
Passenger Plate: These are the standard issue plates with the "old man of the mountain" design.
Initial ("Vanity Plate"): "Initial Plate" or "Vanity Plate" means a personalized registration plate composed entirely of alpha characters, alpha numerical characters or a combination of symbols and alpha numerical characters, which can be obtained for an additional fee. Cost for the Vanity Plate is $40.00 for a twelve (12) month period and is prorated depending on the number of months you are registering your vehicle. To apply for a Vanity Plate, please fill out form Application for Initial Plates (RDMV 120). To check the availability of a plate, please go to our Plate Search.
Veteran Plate: Veteran plates shall be issued to a motor vehicle registered pursuant to RSA 261:87-b.
Conservation (Moose Plate): Regular New Hampshire license plate with Moose logo on the left side. Cost for this plate is $30 per year in addition to the plate fee and regular town and state registration fees. An $8.00 plate fee is only valid in the first year of purchase. Proration is not available for the Moose Plate. Also available in Initial Plates (vanity).
State Parks Plate: Regular New Hampshire license plate with Parks logo on the left side. This parks plate allows admission into all New Hampshire state parks. For the complete list of state parks, please visit the State Division of Parks and Recreation. The cost for the plate is $85 per year in addition to the plate fee and regular registration town and state fees. Plate fee is only charged in the first year of purchase. Proration is not available with the Parks plate. Also available in Initial Plates (vanity).
Conservation Parks Plate: Regular New Hampshire license plate with Moose on the left side, Park logo on the right. This plage is limited to four digits. Cost is $85 per year for the parks, $30 per year for the conservation. The plate fee is only charged in the first year of purchase. Proration is not available. Also available in Initial Plates (vanity).
Motorcycle Plate: Limited to 5 characters. Also available in Initial Plates (vanity); however, the ampersand symbol (&) cannot be utilized.
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