Before obtaining a New Hampshire license plate, you are required to register your vehicle with the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This necessitates submitting the applicable documentation, proving ownership, and settling any necessary fees. Subsequently, as per state regulations, you will receive your license plate and can display it on your automobile. In case you are buying a used car in New Hampshire, you may have to transfer the license plates from the prior owner or procure new ones from the DMV.
When someone purchases, leases, or rents a place to live in New Hampshire, they are officially considered a resident of the state and have a period of 60 days to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license and register their vehicle.
In general, you will need to satisfy these requirements to register your vehicle and get a New Hampshire license plate:
- Proof of residency in (driver’s license or utility bill)
- Proof of ownership of the vehicle (title or bill of sale)
- Proof of vehicle identification number (VIN) and odometer reading
- Proof of auto insurance coverage
- Payment of registration fee and applicable taxes.
The registration charges for a vehicle in New Hampshire depend on several aspects, such as the weight and type of the car, year of the model, and designated purpose, along with possible supplementary fees for special license plates or other amenities.
After acquiring all requisite documents and fees, you can proceed to your nearest New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to finalize the registration process and gain possession of your New Hampshire license plate. A temporary registration card and license plate will be provided by the DMV, until your permanent license plate is duly processed and delivered to you.
The New Hampshire Department of Safety, through its Division of Motor Vehicles, is responsible for issuing plates. Nearly all vehicle classes require front and rear plates, but motorcycles and trailers need only rear ones.