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Documents Required for Registering

EFFECTIVE January 1st, 2015
Any motor vehicle whose manufacturer's model year is 2000 and newer will always be titled. RSA 261:1


We accept these forms of payment when paying in person:

  • Checks
  • Cashier Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Bank Checks
  • Travelers Checks
  • Cash 

We do accept credit cards when paying online.


Proof Of Residency Requirements:

Acceptable Proof Of Residency:

A Current New Hampshire Driver's License With The Correct Address On The Front

OR

A Current New Hampshire, Or Out Of State Driver's License, Along With One Of The Following:

  • Utility Bill Or Other Official Mail Recently Received At The Correct Address
  • A Rent Receipt Or Lease Agreement Recently Signed By The Owner Or Management Company (Not By A Roommate)
For A Renewal:

It is always best to have your current registration with you as well as the renewal notice, which was sent to you.

However If you are the owner of a vehicle that is due to be renewed but have lost your registration and do not have a copy of the courtesy notice that was mailed to you by the City of Manchester, NH Tax Collector's Office, you will need to bring in your drivers license for proof of identification to renew. You as the owner are the only person allowed to renew your registration without the current registration.

For Vehicles Just Purchased:
For vehicles with a model year of 2000 or newer:

You need one of the following along with a Bill of Sale signed by both Seller(s) and Buyer(s) or a sales receipt:

  • The original Certificate of Origin signed over on the back to the new owner
  • The original Certificate of Title signed over on the back to the new owner
  • The Town Clerk's copy of the Certificate of Title Application (CTA) provided by the dealer.

If you are transferring NH plates from a vehicle that is 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.

For vehicles with a model year of 1999 or older:

You need one of the following along with a Bill of Sale signed by both Seller(s) and Buyer(s) or a sales receipt:

  • The prior owner's previously issued NH registration (out-of-state registration is not acceptable)
  • A valid NH or out-of-state title.
  • A verification of VIN (Form 19A) completed by an appropriate agency - law enforcement officer, NH State Inspection station, or NH dealer.
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