Expiration dates are the last day of the owner’s birth month (unlike one’s license which expires on one’s birthday). A new registration cannot be less than 5 months nor greater than 16 months. RSA 261:141IV. For companies, the registration date is based upon the company name. For example, companies who’s name begins with "A" or "B" expire in the month of January.
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The Treasury / Collection office is on the first floor, in the second door to your right.
For vehicles with a model year of 2000 or newer you will need ONE of the following: A.An original Certificate of Origin signed over on the back to the new owner, B.An original Certificate of Title signed over on the back to the new owner. C.A white or light blue copy of the Certificate of Title Application (CTA), Town Clerk’s copy, provided by the dealer. For vehicles with a model year of 1999 or older you will need a bill of sale from the seller to the buyer, signed by the seller, AND one of the following documents: A.A prior owner’s previously issued NH registration (out-of-state registration is not acceptable). B.A valid title from any state. C.A State of NH verification of VIN form (Form 19A) completed by the appropriate agency - NH law enforcement officer, NH State Inspection station, or NH dealer. This form verifies the vehicle identification for the vehicle and is available at City Hall.
You must have a Photo ID: A valid Driver's License, passport, or Military ID
You will also need one of the following:
Signed lease agreement, utility bill, bank account, payroll check, or signed letter from the person you are living with.
If you are moving in from another state, please provide us with your original title (for vehicles who’s model years are 2000 or newer), your current out of state registration, and the current mileage on the vehicle. If your title is held by a lien holder you will need your current out of state registration, name and address of lien holder, and the current mileage on the vehicle. For vehicles with a model year of 1999 or older you will need the out of state registration, and ONE of the following documents: A.A valid title from any state. B.A State of NH verification of VIN form (Form 19A) completed by the appropriate agency - NH law enforcement officer, NH State Inspection station, or NH dealer. This form verifies the vehicle identification for the vehicle and is available at City Hall. You must have a Photo ID: A valid Driver's License, passport, or Military ID You will also need two of the following: Signed lease agreement, utility bill, bank account, payroll check, or signed letter from the person you are living with.
You must have a valid Driver's License
Signed lease agreement, letterhead with company name and address, or business card with company name and address.
Registrations are renewed usually during one’s birth month. The month prior to the expiration date of the registration the city mails a pre-registration notice with the amount due. You may renew vehicles up to four (4) months early. For companies, the registration date is based upon the company name. For example, companies who’s name begins with "A" or "B" expire in the month of January.
A renewal registration is when a NH registration has been issued to you and is about to expire, as it is your birth month. You need to renew it for the upcoming year. New Hampshire registrations are renewed for 12 months.
A transfer registration is when you have taken a vehicle, in your name, (vehicle A) off the road, and you are registering a new vehicle, in your name, (vehicle B). A transfer allows you to apply the unused portion of the permit fees from Vehicle A to Vehicle B’s registration fee due. In doing a transfer, the first owner listed on the registration (vehicle A) must be the same as the owner of the new vehicle. See "Can I transfer my spouse’s car to my name?"
If you are transferring NH plates from a vehicle registered in your name but being taken off the road, you need to bring in the registration to the vehicle you are transferring the plates from. If you no longer have the registration to the vehicle you are transferring the plates from, there will be a $18.00 charge for a certified copy of the registration.
The city permit fee is based on RSA 261:153. The fee is based upon: 1. The vehicle’s model year, the original factory list price of the vehicle, and the expiration date. For a new registration, the model year determines what millage (tax) rate (18, 15, 12, 9, 6, or 3 dollars per $1,000 of value of the original list price) is used to compute the City permit fee. For example, a 2022 model year is charged $18 per thousand; a 2021 model year is charged $15 per thousand, etc. 2. The number of months for which a new vehicle will be registered is determined by either the vehicle owner’s month of birth or an assigned month if the owner is a business or lease company. 3. Generally, a new vehicle cannot be registered for less than five months or more than sixteen months.
Town Clerk (TC): Each registrant is charged two dollars for every vehicle registration RSA 261:152. This fee covers administrative costs of preparing an auto registration permit.
Title Application (TA): This fee covers the general administrative cost of "preparation, examination, record-keeping and filing" of a title application. The fee is $2.00 and is charged upon the initial registration of a vehicle requiring a title. This fee is authorized by State law RSA 261:261-4. Application for Certificate.
Municipal Agent (MA): This fee covers the administrative costs of completing a registration for the State Motor Vehicles. A "Municipal Agent" is a municipality that has been authorized by the Department of Safety to perform certain functions on its behalf. The fee is $3.00 and is charged on all registrations which are completed at City Hall and stamped with the Department of Safety seal, thus eliminating an additional stop at the State DMV office. The authority to charge this fee is stated in RSA 261:74-d. Additional Fees Charged by Agents.
Waste Reclamation (WR): This fee enables a resident to bring his/her motor vehicle wastes (namely, used tires, used batteries and used motor oil) to the recycling center at no charge. The money collected from this fee is placed in a reclamation trust fund specifically for the purpose of paying collection and disposal fees for the City's motor vehicle waste. The fee is charged for every registration and is based upon the type of vehicle: $3.00 for most vehicles, $2.00 for trailers, and $5.00 for heavy vehicles over 18,000 pounds. Established in Concord on February 11, 1991, per State law RSA 261:153V. Fees for Registration Permits.
Municipal transportation Improvement (MTI): A $5.00 fee per vehicle is charged and the money is set-aside in a municipal transportation improvement fund, which is used exclusively for improvement to the local and regional transportation system. This system includes "roads, bridges, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parking and intermodal facilities and public transportation, and for operating and capital cost of public transportation." This fee was adopted on July 13, 1998 in accordance with RSA 261:153VI. Fees for Registration Permits.
Cash and checks are accepted in the office. Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express are also accepted in the office. There is a 2.95% convenience fee with a minimum charge of $2.50 on each Credit Card transaction.