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Plate Type Max. Number of Digits & Characters Allowed Comment RSA or Admin Rule
Active Duty Military

Active Duty Military Plate Example

6 First time issuance offered in Concord only, may be renewed and transferred at any substation or Municipal Agent Office. Must provide active duty military identification card for each transaction. Must be a New Hampshire resident. 261:91
Active Duty Military - Vanity
(Sample not available)
6 First time issuance offered in Concord only, may be renewed and transferred at any substation or Municipal Agent Office. Must provide active duty military identification card for each transaction. Must be a New Hampshire resident. 261:91
Agricultural

Agricultural Plate Example

6 Vehicle must be a truck, truck-tractor or tractor and shall only be driven within a 20 mile radius from the main entrance to the farm and used for agricultural purposes. 261:82, 259:3, 21:34-a
Ambulance

Ambulance Plate Example

6 Plates issued only in Concord. Saf-C 514.05
Antique

Antique Plate Example

5 Vehicle must be over 25 years old and maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest. Plates issued at any DMV Office. 261:89-a, 259:4
Antique - Vanity

Antique Intial Plate Example

6 Vehicle must be over 25 years old and maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest. Anything over 4 characters will not display the Old Man of the Mountain symbol. 261:89a, 259:4
Antique - Motorcycle

Antique Motorcycle Plate Example

3 Motorcycle must be over 25 years old and maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest. Plates issued only in Concord. 261:89a
Apportioned 

Apportioned Plate Example

6 Town portion only for any town. The state portion of the registrations must be done in Concord or Twin Mountain Substation 260:75
Apportioned - Vanity

Apportioned Initial Plate Example

6 Must be registered with your town/city clerk for the town portion of the registration. All state portions of the registrations must be done in Concord or Twin Mountain Substation 260:75
Construction Equipment

Construction Equipment Plate Example

5 Plates issued at any DMV Office. 259:42, 261:64
Commercial

Commercial Plate Example

6 Vehicle must be over 26,000 lbs. Town portion only for any town.  Plates issued at any DMV Office. 259:12-e
Commercial - Vanity

Commercial Initial Plate Example

6 Vehicle must be over 26,000 lbs. Must be registered with your town/city clerk for the town portion of the registration. Plates issued at any DMV Office. 259:12-e
Farm

Farm Plate Example

6 Vehicle must be a truck, tractor-truck, or semi-trailer and used solely for agricultural purposes. 261:84
Farm Tractor

Farm Tractor Plate Example

5 Plates to be used for agricultural purposes only. 261:83, 259:108
Former Prisoner of War

Former Prisoner of War Plate Example

3 For first issuance the customer must present paperwork that indicates their incarceration during the war.  Only one plate allowed per person. Plates issued in Concord only. 261:86
Handicap

Handicap Plate Example

4 Only one plate per person as long as there is a permanent handicap placard assigned to the handicap person. Plates issued at any DMV Office. 261:88
Handicap - Vanity

Handicap Initial Plate Example

4 Only one plate per person as long as there is a permanent handicap placard assigned to the handicap person. Plates issued at any DMV Office. 261:88
Handicap - Motorcycle

Handicap Motorcycle Plate Example

3 Vehicle owner must qualify for a permanent handicap placard and must not have a regular handicap plate. Plates issued at any DMV Office. 261:88
HEARSE

Hearse Plate Example

3 Must be issued to vehicles designed and employed as hearses,and owned and operated by a person licensed and registered. Only renewals may be processed by Municipal Agents. 514:21, 325:20 Licensure
Conservation (Moose)

Conservation (Moose) Plate Example

5 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:97
Conservation (Moose) - Vanity

Conservation (Moose) Initial Plate Example

6 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:97
Moped

Moped Plate Example

5 A "Moped" shall mean a motor-driven cycle whose speed is attainable in one mile is 30 miles per hour or less; if an internal combustion engine is used, the piston displacement shall not exceed 50 cubic centimeters and the power-drive system shall not require the operator to shift gears. New any DMV office, renewal any Municipal Agent's office, no town fees required. 259:57
Motorcycle

Motorcycle Plate Example

5 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 259:63
Motorcycle - Vanity

Motorcycle Initial Plate Example

5 Ampersand not availalble for this plate type. Available at any DMV Office or any Municipal Agent. 259:63
National Guard

National Guarde Plate Example

4 Must have a Tag-50 form from the National Guard or their retired National Guard ID. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent office.  New plates only available in Concord Office only. 261:91
National Guard - Vanity

National Guard Initial Plate Example

5 Customer must have a Tag-50 form from the National Guard or their retired National Guard ID. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent office. New plates available in Concord Office only. 261:91
Passenger

Passenger Initial Plate Example

7 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:75
Passenger - Vanity

Passenger Plate Example

7 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:89
Pearl Harbor Survivor

Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate Example

3 Customer must provide paperwork showing that they are a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Renewals and transfers processed at Municipal Agent Offices. New plates available in Concord Office Only. 261:86
Pearl Harbor Survivor - Vanity
(Sample not available)
3 Customer must provide paperwork showing that they are a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Renewals and transfers processed at Municipal Agent Offices. New plates available in Concord Office Only. 261:86, 261:89
Purple Heart

Purple Heart Plate Example

4 Customer must provide paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the Purple Heart. Customer can only have one Purple Heart passenger plate and one Purple Heart motorcycle plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available in Concord only. 261:86-d
Purple Heart - Vanity

Purple Heart Initial Plate Example

4 First time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the Purple Heart. Customer can only have one Purple Heart passenger plate and one Purple Heart motorcycle plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available at any DMV Office. 261:86-d, 261:89
Purple Heart Motorcycle

Purple Heart Motorcycle Plate Example

3 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the purple heart. Customer can only have one purple heart passenger plate and one purple heart motorcycle plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available in Concord only. 261:86
Purple Heart Motorcycle - Vanity

Purple Heart Motorcycle Initial Plate Example

3 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the Purple Heart. Customer can only have one Purple Heart passenger plate and one Purple Heart motorcycle plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available at any DMV Office. 261:86
School Bus

School Bus Plate Example

6 For Vehicles employed solely in transporting school children to and from school or school activities. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available at any DMV Office. 259:96, 261:141-q
Special Commercial

Special Commercial Plate Example

4 Special commercial vehicles serve no other purpose than to transport a permanently mounted piece of equipment, which is an integral part of the unit. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available in the Concord Office only. Saf-C 508
Street Rod

Street Rod Plate Example

3 Vehicle must be certified by New Hampshire State Police that it is a Street Rod, the form stays with the vehicle. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available in the Concord Office only. 261:89-b
Street Rod - Vanity

Street Rod Initial Plate Example

4 Must be certified by New Hampshire State Police that they are a Street Rod, (which stays with the vehicle.) Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates available in the Concord Office only. 261:89, 261:89-b
Trailer

Trailer Plate Example

7 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. Except SEMI trailers, which can be completed at any DMV Office. 259:113
Trailer - Vanity

Trailer Initial Plate Example

6 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. Except SEMI trailers, which can be completed at any DMV Office. 261:89, 261:89-a
Antique Trailer

Antique Trailer Plate Example

5 Trailers must be over 25 years old and only have one (1) axle and maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest. Plates issued only in the Concord Office only. 261:89-a
Veteran

Veteran Plate Example

6 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they qualify as a veteran. A veteran can have as many regular veteran plates as they would like. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at any DMV Office. 261:86, 21:50
Veteran - Vanity

Veteran Initial Plate Example

5 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they qualify as a veteran. A veteran can have as many Vanity veteran plates as they would like.Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at any DMV Office. 261:86, 261:89
Disabled Veteran

Disabled Veteran Plate Example

4 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and are deemed to be totally and permanently disabled due to their service connected disability. They are only allowed one (1) disabled veteran plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at the Concord Office only. 261:86
Disabled Veteran - Vanity

Disabled Veteran Initial Plate Example

4 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and are deemed to be totally and permanently disabled due to their service connected disability. They are only allowed one (1) disabled veteran plate. Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at the Concord Office only. 261:86
Veteran Motorcycle

Veteran Motorcycle Plate Example

6 For first time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they qualify as a veteran. A veteran can have as many regular veteran plates as they would like.Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at any DMV Office. 261:86 II
Veteran Motorcycle - Vanity

Veteran Motorcycle Initial Plate Example

4 First time issuance the customer must have their paperwork indicating that they qualify as a veteran. A veteran can have as many Vanity veteran plates as they would like.Renewals and transfers processed at any Municipal Agent Office. New plates are available at any DMV Office. 261:86
Conservation and State Park

Conservation and State Park Plate Example

5 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:97
Conservation and State Park - Vanity

Conservation and State Park Initial Plate Example

4 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:89
State Park

State Park Initial Plate Example

6 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:75
State Park - Vanity
(Sample not available)
6 Available at all Municipal Agent and DMV Offices. 261:89

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