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Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2020

Contact:
Larry Crowe, DMV PIO
(603) 227-4000

NH DMV Extends Expiration Date of Previously Issued 20-Day Plates

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has extended the expiration date of previously issued 20-day plates through May 31, 2020.

  • NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through May 31, 2020.
  • Residents are encouraged to reach out to their local city or town clerk’s office for permanent vehicle options.

The DMV would also like to offer the following important service reminders:

The Division of Motor Vehicles has transitioned to phone and online services and appointment only walk-in services consolidated to five locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain.

Driver Licenses

  • Non-CDL driving road tests as well as motorcycle testing will not be conducted for the duration of the Stay at Home Order.
  • All CDL related transactions can be conducted by appointment only. Call 227-4000 to schedule an appointment.
  • Customers whose licenses have expired or are set to expire between April 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 may apply for a 6-month license extension. Call 227-4020 to apply for the 6-month license extension over the phone.
  • The REAL ID compliance deadline has been extended until October, 2021. REAL ID transactions will not be conducted for the duration of the Stay at Home Order.

Vehicle Registrations

  • Existing vehicle registrations are renewed by your city or town clerk’s office. Please visit your town website or call your local town clerk’s office for vehicle registration renewal options.
  • NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through May 31, 2020.
  • Walking disability placards or license plates may be issued six (6) month extensions without meeting the in-person application and medical certification requirements.

Drop box services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the following locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain.

For all other transactions, please call DMV customer service at 227-4000 to determine the availability of services.

Customers should take advantage of the DMV’s online services, including online driver license renewal, ID renewals, and online ticket pay at www.nh.gov/dmv.



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