Registering a vehicle purchased from a New Hampshire dealership: If you purchased the vehicle at a New Hampshire dealership and are a New Hampshire resident, present to your town office the certificate of title or certified title application. Please provide proof of residency if you have not already done so.

New Registration

Registering a vehicle purchased from an out-of-state dealership: Present to your town/city clerk your title from the dealership or the certified title application from the lienholder. If it is a brand new vehicle, a Manufacturers Statement of Origin is required. Please provide proof of residency if you have not already done so.

Registering a vehicle purchased in a private sale: Present a properly assigned title to the town office where you reside. Please provide proof of residency if you have not already done so.

Registering a title-exempt vehicle purchased in a private sale: Present a proper bill of sale pursuant and proof of VIN which can be an original or copy of the title, a previous or copy of a New Hampshire registration, or a completed VIN Verification Form. Please provide proof of residency if you have not already done so.

Plate Types & Fees

  • Passenger Plate

  • Decal Plate - $15.00

  • Conservation (Moose) Plate - $30.00

  • State Park Plate - $85.00

  • Vanity Plate - $40.00

An additional $8.00 plate manufacturing fee is charged the first year of purchase. 

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Renewal

Renewing a registration: Bring your current motor vehicle registration or your renewal notice to the town where you reside to pay your permit fees. You may register in person, mail or online. 

Transfer

To transfer a registration from a currently registered vehicle to another vehicle, you will need to bring your current registration of the plate you want transferred and proof of ownership for the new vehicle. 

If you are a surviving spouse, please bring your title and/or lienholder information and a copy of your spouse's death certificate.

Trailer

Registering a trailer (less than 3,000 lbs): Present a bill of sale to the town office where you reside and proof of VIN which can be an original or copy of the title, a previous or copy of a New Hampshire registration, or a completed VIN Verification Form. Please provide proof of residency if you have not already done so.

Registering a trailer (more than 3,000 lbs): Present a properly assigned certificate of title or certified title application to the town where you reside. 

Boat 

To register a boat in New Hampshire, the owner of the boat must provide the following:

  • Bill of Sale

  • The proper boat registration fees due to the State of New Hampshire and Town of Plymouth.

  • Verification of Vessel Identification if the boat is homemade or when a 12-digit Hull Identification Number (HIN) was not assigned to a vessel manufactured after 1972 or when there is no HIN present for any vessel manufactured for any given year.

Forms