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Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2013


DMV Warns of Unofficial License Renewal Websites

CONCORD, NH - New Hampshire residents renewing their driver licenses online should take care to ensure the site they are on is "An Official State of New Hampshire Government Website" (located at the top right-hand corner of the site) and avoid unofficial sites that charge extra fees, DMV Director Richard C. Bailey Jr. said Monday.

"People should be sure to enter the exact web address that is listed on their renewal notification letter in the web address line, not on a search line," Bailey said. "If they do a web search to find it they might not reach the official DMV site."

To reach the New Hampshire DMV, go to: www.dmv.nh.gov.

"The fee for a five-year operator-only driver license renewal is $50. There are no additional charges for renewing a license online." Bailey said. "Anyone who reaches a website that imposes additional charges should exit that site immediately. These sites don't offer anything that the official DMV website doesn't provide for free."

Anyone with questions about online renewal can call 603-227-4020 or e-mail NH.onlineDL@dos.nh.gov.

Most New Hampshire drivers are eligible for online renewal. Anyone holding a New Hampshire driver license receives a letter several weeks before the license expires. If the driver is eligible for online renewal the letter contains a 10-digit Renewal Identification Number and instructions for online renewal. Also needed are a computer with Internet access and a printer, the current license and a valid MasterCard or Visa credit card.

In 2012, more than 48,000 New Hampshire drivers renewed their licenses online and saved themselves a trip to the DMV. That is nearly 27 percent of eligible drivers. Online renewal has been available in New Hampshire since December 2009.

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