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Motor Vehicle Registration


Please use our online resources below to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Tax Office or Ordinance Violations Bureau are currently closed to in-person visits. Thank you for your cooperation.

How to Register a New Vehicle and/or Transfer Plates

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  1. Download the New Registration/Transfer Plates Form
  2. Follow instructions and fill out all fields that apply to you
  3. Save the form on your computer
  4. Email the tax collector and be sure to ATTACH THE FORM to your email.
  5. Wait for the tax collector's office to contact you with further instructions

As a certified agent of the State of New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector's Office can perform many types of vehicle registrations for Manchester residents and businesses, including:

  • Renewal registrations
  • New registrations, including vehicle plates
  • Transfer registrations (move your current plates to a new vehicle)
  • Boat registrations
  • Change of address forms
  • Application for titles
  • Request duplicates or copies of registrations, plates, decals

All parking tickets must be paid before your vehicle can be registered.

The City offers the following online services and forms, related to vehicle registrations:

Planning on visiting our office? the following guidelines will help us to serve you faster:
  • If you are paying in person using  a credit card:
    • There is a 2.75% service fee, minimum $1.95. All convenience fees are collected by the credit card processer and not the City of Manchester.
    • We accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover® credit and debit cards
  • If you will be paying by check:
    • Please do not make your check out before you come in to the office.  If the amount turns out to be different than expected, we cannot accept an altered check.
    • Checks must include your phone number.
    • Proof of identity is required.   Acceptable forms:
      • Current unexpired drivers license
      • State-issued photo identification
      • Military photo identification
      • Passport
  • Bring the proper documents:
  • Proof of residency: we can only register vehicles for Manchester residents and businesses with a Manchester address.  More on proof of residency
  • Parking tickets: All parking tickets must be paid before registering a vehicle.

Throughout this website, we have attempted to answer the most commonly asked questions and explain the many facets of the process of automobile registration. Please navigate the site and if you still have a question, please contact us. We appreciate your feedback.

Important News

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 Published: 03/20/2020 12:47 PM
THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE HAS MOVED! Published: 11/18/2019 7:00 AM
Contact Information

City of Manchester
Tax Collector's Office

One City Hall Plaza - West Wing
Manchester, NH 03101

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Brenda Masewic Adams, TC
Tax Collector

Phone: (603) 624-6575
Fax: (603) 628-6162

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday until 8:00 pm

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