New Hampshire Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
Getting satisfactory motorcycle education is a requirement throughout the country. The Motorcycle Safety Administration administers the motorcycle course in New Hampshire and it comes in three levels including:

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Experienced

Only the first level is mandatory for the motorcycle endorsement at the first test attempt. Advanced levels of the driving course are for skills improvement and for potential exam fails.

For more information: Motorcycle Driver Handbook/Manual

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
New Hampshire is one of the few states that does not have a mandatory helmet law at the moment.

However, as amotorcycle driving licenseholder, it is recommended that you get adequate cover and protection for your head and body. Helmets need to be in line with the requirements stipulated by the Department of Transport.

In addition, make sure to wear appropriate clothing and hands protection when you drive. More details on helmet standards can be found in the Motorcycle Driver’s Manual.

For more information: Motorcycle Driver Handbook/Manual

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
Drivers in New Hampshire will only be able torenew car registration on state level if they have already finished the process on the town or city level.

You will not be allowed to go directly to do the second stage of the process. If applicable for your residence, a good option that you might want to use at this point is authorizing municipal agents to take care of the state procedure as well.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
The process to change address on drivers license and on the car registration are done separately, therefore it is possible to have different address information on both documents.

Taking into account that same address changing request form needs to be submitted for both changes, it would be a wise choice to check with DMV if you can do it at the same time on one form.

Additional fees may also apply to the double change. Your local DMV office will be able to provide you with more details on the address change forms.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
If you are moving to New Hampshire from another state, you might already own full liability car coverage or even full comprehensive and collision coverage.If your car insurance company offers insurance transfers that can be used in New Hampshire, you may be able to adapt it to your new home.

Make sure that SR22 insurance is in line with the specific local requirements. Only insurance policies that have the “owner” or “operator” reference are regarded as valid in New Hampshire. It is best if you get a brand new policy to avoid potential confusion.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
A commercial driving license in New Hampshire cannot be renewed online. The DMV in New Hampshire only offers this option for regular drivers licenses.

CDL licenses can only be renewed in person at DMV locations where you must follow these steps:

  • Submit a completed Commercial Drivers License Application
  • Provide an old drivers license copy
  • Provide Medical certificate
  • Fingerprint check
  • Pass a vision test
  • Pass tests for CDL endorsements or special skills (bus drivers)
  • Pay the renewal fee
Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
No, in New Hampshire you may not obtain a certified online driving record.

To get information on drivers report and driving history, you need to go to the office in Concord or submit a request by mail, regardless of the type of report that you need. Both certified and non-certified driving records can be obtained in person, by submitting the adequate forms and paying the required fees.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

Can I take the DMV written test online?
The online option for taking the test administered by DMV in New Hampshire is not available.

All tests must be taken at DMV locations in front of a computer, using a touch screen, with random multiple-choice questions.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
There are some conditions that are valid on federal level across the country, which may allow you to use or transfer your CDL license from one to another state. These conditions refer to your license intrastate or interstate option in particular.

You may need to check with DMV at your local state and the states that you intend to move through to see if your license is sufficient.

As you may hold only one commercial driving license at a time, you might be asked to add a new CDL endorsement.

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
If you want to check how to proceed when you are renewing car registration you should get in touch with your local city clerk or tax collector directly to check if their municipal system allows for you to renew car registration online or via mail.

If this is an option, then someone else can take care to complete the process for you. This does not, however, absolve you from the obligation to sign any required documents. Check specific requirements at the DMV office in your city or town of residence.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Do boats need to be registered?
If you decide to buy a boat in New Hampshire, or if you have moved and want to ride your car or boat legally, not only will you have to get car registration but you must also register your boat.

To register your vessel, complete and submit the following set of documents to DMV in person, to authorized boat agents or mail them to the office in Concord:

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
To operate a scooter or moped, you only need to apply to get a motorcycle endorsement in New Hampshire if you do not already hold any other type of driving license.

The criteria to classify the vehicle as a moped or a scooter includes:

  • The driver does not shift gears
  • The engine is not with more than 50 cc power
  • The vehicle is not able to go faster than 30 mph

Conforming with these criteria frees you from the obligation to apply for a moped or scooter license at DMV New Hampshire.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
In New Hampshire, if you have a drivers license suspension or if you have been assigned demerit points to your drivers license, you may be required to attend an additional driving course.

Traffic ticket fines are often subject to individual court decisions and may often be disputed if you get in touch with a traffic lawyer.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Getting car insurance is not something you need to do by law in New Hampshire. If you want to know how you can be flexible with your car insurance, it is best if you check with your insurance agent. Many insurance companies offer countrywidecar insurance quotes and may be able to help you with this bit of advice.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
In New Hampshire, it is not mandatory to report the loss or the theft of your drivers license to the police, but it can be very useful. You would not want your drivers license to be used for identity theft or other serious crimes.

Filing a police report may not only get your drivers license copy back but it will also provide you with proper legal protection.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
Car registration replacement can be done alone without filing a police report.

However, if you wish to be properly protected, it is recommended that you use your right to file a report and save yourself unnecessary difficulties that may arise of having your car registration document misused.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
No, in New Hampshire it is not required to return your license plate if you no longer live in the state.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
If you want to get a new car title because your old one is damaged, you will need to hand it down to the appropriate DMV office when you submit the application for car title replacement.

Upon applying, you must mark the reason for requesting a car title replacement in the appropriate beginning section of the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title and state therein if the old one has been mutilated.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
If your car registration has been damaged, get in touch with the DMV office in your town of residence first, to check the municipal requirements for damaged registrations.

Pay attention that, if you want to obtain duplicate license plates, you must surrender the old ones before you complete the car registration replacement procedure.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
There is no compulsory responsibility to get your motorized scooter registered on state level in New Hampshire.

Depending on the car registration requirements that are adopted by your local town or city though, there may be different rules that apply to scooter or moped registration.

Get in touch with your local DMV office to see if any rules apply. In this way you will also be able to fully enjoy longer scooter rides and drive it safely on out-of-town journeys.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
Getting vehicle registration in New Hampshire is always under the condition of having your motor vehicle inspected for smog emissions.

The initial smog inspection must be done within 10 days of vehicle registration and renewed every year ten days before your birthday date. New owners must also redo the smog inspection within ten days of completing car registration in their name.

Smog inspection is done at licensed locations or car dealers and may cost between $20 and $50 per vehicle.

More information: Vehicle Emissions Testing in New Hampshire

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
When you become involved in a car accident or commit any other violation which may hold you financially responsible, and you do not have car insurance, you may be at fault for your driving behavior and will need to provide SR22 insurance.

Failing to provide the appropriate SR22 insurance (owner or operator), will result in getting a suspended drivers license.

Provided you fulfill the conditions that are required by New Hampshire laws for the period of three years, you may submit a request to the Bureau of Financial Responsibility, which will issue a Notice of Relief of Filing. If you have not acted in line with the law, the initial period may be extended.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
New Hampshire legislation on veteran benefits includes veteran indicators for identification cards. The indicator can be used for benefits and services in the state.

To get a veteran designation put on your NHID card, you must:

For more information: New Hampshire Veteran Benefits

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
Drivers can obtain a copy of the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual online or by visiting the NH DMV office at:

Department of Safety

Division of Motor Vehicles

Concord, NH 03305

You can also check with licensed driving schools, as they would need to provide drivers education according to the official New Hampshire Driver’s Manual.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
Traffic fines must be addressed to the appropriate official authority, which is either the Department of Safety or the Circuit Court. This information is usually indicated on the actual traffic ticket issued.

You can pay by choosing one of the following four options:

  • In person
  • Online
  • Via mail at:

NH Dept. of Safety DMV – FR/PBM PO Box 472 Concord NH 03302-0472

  • Via telephone (with major credit cards only)

Some of the above payment methods may not be available in case of payment delays. It is recommended that you always aim to pay traffic ticket within 30 days of the date of issuance, as you will save yourself time and further fines that may result from the delay.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

How can I renew my drivers license?
To renew license in New Hampshire, you can choose between the following options:

  • Online, if eligible.
  • In person by visiting any DMV office and presenting the following documents:
    • Completed drivers license renewal application
    • Supporting documentation
    • Proof of having passed required tests.
    • Payment for applicable fees.

You are encouraged to visit nearby DMV locations to check most recent fees and thus avoid missing deadlines.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
Renewing car registration in New Hampshire must be done in two stages to comply with both municipal and state requirements.

To renew expired car registration, visit your local NH DMV office in person or mail the renewal application and the supporting documents there. To complete the procedure required on state level you must first finish everything related to the local municipality requirements.

To renew vehicle registrationif you are out of state, prepare the following documents and mail them the NH DMV four months before the expiry date:

  • Renewal notice
  • Old registration certificate
  • Money order or check with the required fees
  • Note giving authorization to finish the state procedure
  • Out-of-town address

Local municipal laws may have different fees and it is hence advisable that you check them at DMV locations before you apply.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
When you are moving from state to state and want to start the procedure to legally drive your vehicle, getting car registration in the current state is a prerequisite.

States across the country have various regulations on car registration. Make sure to check the new state requirements well in advance to optimally utilize your administration time.

When you are leaving New Hampshire, it may be wise to see if there are any specific requirements on municipal and on state level. There is no need to surrender the old license plates to DMV.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
To apply for a CDL license in New Hampshire, you must visit a local NH DMV and follow these steps:

  • Provide a valid New Hampshire drivers license
  • Submit a completed Commercial Driver License Application
  • Submit a medical certificate called Medical Card
  • Pass a vision and knowledge test
  • Pass the required road tests for needed CDL endorsements
  • Pay the $60 CDL license fee and $10 extra fee for each endorsement

It is recommended that you check the Commercial Driver License Manual for more details about the tests you will need to pass and traffic regulations applicable to commercial drivers.

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
When you register vehicle and you want to apply for the privilege of getting disability placards in New Hampshire, you will need to complete and sign Application for Walking Disability Privileges and have it signed by an authorized medical examiner who must put brief description of the disability.

You can get either get temporary license plates valid for six months or permanent license plates valid for up to five years and can do so by applying in person at a NH DMV office or mailing in the required documentation to:

NH Department of SafetyDMV – Registration23 Hazen DriveConcord NH 03305

The DMV in New Hampshire provides four different types of placards, which depend on the disability qualification, including:

  • Permanent hanging placards
  • Walking disability plates
  • Dependent transportation
  • Qualifying organization from the private or the public sector

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

How do I apply for a drivers license?
Getting a drivers license in New Hampshire has a few basic requirements which are similar for all type of license holders and with some restrictions or exemptions depending on the type of license, the age of the applicant, citizenship and driving record.

All new license applicants must:

  • Visit a DMV office.
  • Submit a drivers license application.
  • Prepare proper supporting documents.
  • Enroll in a drivers education course.
  • Pass required tests.
  • Pay the $50 applicable fee.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
There is no document that is called learners permit in New Hampshire. Certain legal requirements do however apply for minors so that they can get a youth operator s drivers license.

To apply and get your first license in New Hampshire, you must submit the application at DMV offices and fulfill the criteria from the checklist below:

  • Obtain permission from a parent or a legal guardian
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass the required drivers training
  • Complete 40 hours of supervised driving time
  • Pass vision, road test and knowledge test
  • Pay $50 license fee

When you finish all necessary procedures that go with the application process, you will be issued a Youth Operators License, which is a valid document for beginner drivers in New Hampshire until the age of 21.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
To get your motorcycle license in New Hampshire, you will need to visit a nearby DMV office and submit the application with the supporting documents.

In order to get amotorcycle endorsement, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Have passed all knowledge and fitness tests.
  • Have paid the $30 applicable fee.
  • Have provided parental permission, if under 18.
  • Have completed motorcycle drivers course.

Motorcycle licenses from other states are not acceptable.

When you apply for a motorcycle license, you will first be issued with motorcycle permit that will allow you to drive during sunlight hours only and is valid for 45 days. Study the Motorcycle Handbook for best results before you apply.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
To file for changing addressin New Hampshire, you will need to complete the Insurance Address Change Request form and submit it within 30 days of the actual change to the Insurance Department. You can choose one of the three available options for different categories:

  • Holders of home state license may change address information electronically without a fee. Changing state of residence needs to be done manually and you must pay a $10 fee.
  • Manual requests can be done by submitting completed form and check of $10 to New Hampshire Insurance Department. You can print a new license for free online.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

How do I change my address on my car registration?
The legal requirements for official change address in New Hampshire state that you must have your current legal and mailing address put on the car registration.

You can submit a Record Change Request form online or via mail to a NH DMV office. Make sure to fill in correct data for the address change you need to have updated.

After you pay the $3 update fee, you will be issued a temporary copy of the car registration document and a fully valid copy will be sent to you via mail in two months.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
Changing address on CDL license in New Hampshire can be done either in person or via mail.

To do so, proceed with the following steps:

As a CDL license has different state-related rules for CDL endorsements it is advisable that you check the current local requirements by contacting DMV locations. They will be able to assist on additional forms and fees that you might need to attach to your address change request form.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
The official address change process in New Hampshire can be done:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305

Steps to change address require that you:

  • Complete, sign and date the Record Change Request form.
  • Make sure to put details for name, date of birth, legal and mailing address.
  • Pay the $3 address change fee.

Note that address changing in case of lost or stolen drivers license will not be accepted. Instead, you will need to apply in person for a duplicate drivers license. A temporary copy will be issued immediately and you will need to wait about two receive the official copy of your drivers license.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

How do I change my address on my ID card?
Changing address on your personal documents can be done either in person or via mail in New Hampshire. To do so, you can visit any DMV office. The Concord office location is the only office that allows you to change your address via mail.

To change address on your identification card, you need to prepare the following documents:

When you complete the submission procedure at DMV you will get a temporary ID card. The hard copy will be mailed to the address you have provided when applying.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
When you want to keep your car insurance in line with changes of your personal data and you need to do a name change, you should fax or email the following documentsto the New Hampshire Insurance Department:

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How do I change my name on my car registration?
To change your name on your car registration, you must visit a local NH DMV location and submit the following documents within 10 days of changing your name with the Social Security Administration:

  • A completed and signed Record Change Request Form
  • Your oldcar registration copy
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

Afterwards, you must wait for about 60 days for the DMV to mail you a new car registration document.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
To change your name on your NH drivers license, you must visit your local NH DMV office and submit the following documents within 10 days of changing your name with the Social Security Administration:

  • Completed Record Change Request
  • Current drivers license
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

The replacement copy is issued in temporary paper form and will be replaced with a permanent copy after two months via mail.

Note that the above process assumes that you have finished with the name change procedure at the Social Security Administration (SSA) previously. If not, here is what you will need to have prepared for the SSA:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of age
  • Application for social security card

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How do I change my name on my ID card?
If you want to process a name change request on your identification card you will need to have done the same with the Social Security Administration beforehand. Once you finish changing your name with the SSA, you may go on to a nearby DMV substation and submit the following set of documents:

  • Record Change Request form
  • Current ID card
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

The NH DMV will mail you an updated ID card including yourlegal name change two months after the temporary copy has been issued to you at the place of application.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in NewHampshire

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Name change forms that need to be submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be investigated in several ways. SSA offers a number of options you may choose from when you go through an official name change:

  • Official homepage
  • Your personal social security account
  • Your Social Security Card and Number booklet
  • Call toll-free at 1-800-772-1213
  • Call for hearing-impaired at TTY number 1-800-325-0778

Once you collect the necessary information, you can proceed with the actual change in person or online.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
If you suspect that someone has illegally accessed your New Hampshire DMV records, you must contact the NH DMV as soon as possible and file a police report.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
Filing a police report in the event that your New Hampshire car registration has been stolen is not mandatory, however, it is recommended for you to do so considering it will serve as a better protection for your vehicle and your driving record.

If you have had your car registration stolen, along with the car registration replacement, you may want to contact the nearest law enforcement officer and submit a police report for the document that has been stolen.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
In order to file a police report for a stolen car title, you must contact your local law enforcement. The state of New Hampshire has a well-established online system for vehicle records and will enter the reported record as soon as possible.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
A driving record in New Hampshire is available either in person or via mail.

To get drivers record, you must complete these steps:

NH Department of SafetyDMV – FR Records23 Hazen DriveConcord NH 03305

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
To replace your ID card successfully, you need to prepare the following set of documents in support to your application and submit them to DMV in person or via mail:

Military personnel may have different criteria for documents and fees. You can check any exemptions at DMV locations

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
There is no option for getting a hardship license in New Hampshire. Instead, the NHDMV offers the possibility of applying for a hardship registration. This can be done by the owner of the vehicle who is under a drivers license suspension.

The privilege of hardship registration will enable the authorized persons, which are usually close family members to use the vehicle in the suspension period.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
To start the drivers license replacement process as a member of the armed forces stationed abroad, you must:

  • Have a photo identification on file OR
  • Request a non-photo license and apply for a hard copy within 30 days of getting back to New Hampshire.

Military personnel can also use the mailing option and file the documents to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

The supporting documents include:

It is important to note that military personnel do not need to pay drivers license replacement fee if being they have been on service for at least two years.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
If you refuse to pay a traffic ticket because you plead not guilty, you may also choose to dismiss it by getting in touch with a traffic lawyer and disputing your case at the appropriate court of jurisdiction.

Note that certain traffic violations carry the note of “must appear” attached to the citation and are hence subject to mandatory court appearance.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
To get another person’s driving record in New Hampshire, you need to act either as law enforcement agent; insurance company or government agency or you must obtain explicit permission from the individual whom you are requesting the record for. If you meet one of these requirements, you can proceed by following these steps:

NH Department of SafetyDMV – FR Records23 Hazen DriveConcord NH 03305

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
To apply for acar registration replacement, visit any DMV office in new Hampshire.

Before you apply for car registration copy, you will need to decide whether you will also require plates and if you will want a certified or a non-certified copy of the car registration.

Once you prepare your application package with the appropriate documentation and fees, you can submit it to any DMV office for non-certified copies, and to the Concord officefor certified copies only.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
If it happens that the owner has lost car title or if the car title has been stolen ordamaged, the current owner, licensed car dealer ,or lien-holder in New Hampshire can apply to get a duplicate car title by submitting the required documentation with the supporting documents:

  • In person to DMV offices.
  • Via mail to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Title 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

A duplicate car title will be issued to you within three to five working days.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
If your New Hampshire drivers license has been lost, stolen or damaged, you can apply fora duplicate license by submitting the required documents, paying the duplicate drivers license fee, and submitting your old drivers license in the event that it was damaged, using one of the following methods:

  • In person by visiting your local NH DMV office
  • By mailing the application and the documents to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

If you are out of state, you can apply to get a temporarydriverslicense, which will be mailed to your current place of residence and is valid for six months.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
To apply for a salvaged car title in New Hampshire, the owner of the vehicle or the insurance agent need to complete the following steps:

  1. Submit Application for Salvage Inspection to the Title Bureau
  2. Prepare check or money order for $10
  3. Present original car title
  4. Make salvage inspection appointment and present:
    • The vehicle
    • Check or money order for $50
    • Proof of ownership
    • Insurance appraisal report
    • Proof of repair of salvage items

Note that if the vehicle is deemed salvage due to vehicle theft, the salvage car title is kept with the insurance company in case the vehicle might be recovered.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

How do I obtain car registration?
In order to apply for car registration in New Hampshire, you must go through two different stages:

  • City or town level
  • State level

To get car registration at DMV New Hampshire, you will first need to submit the car title and a proof of residency to the nearby DMV office at your town of residence.

The required steps that you will need to take and the specific documents that you will need to provide in support to your car registration application depend on whether the vehicle is bought:

  • From a New Hampshire car dealer.
  • From an out-of-state car dealer.
  • In a private sale.
  • In a private sale and it is title-exempt.

The car registration is complete when a state agent finishes the second stage. Note that certain town or city agents may have state authorization and may be able to provide the second-stage service with an additional fee.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
In New Hampshire, your drivers license and registration privileges can be revoked if you obtain the status of Habitual Traffic Offender.

To reinstate your revoked drivers license, you will need to attend a hearing at the Bureau of Hearings in Concord. Afterwards, you will need to submit the Petition for Decertification from Habitual Offender Revocation to initiate the procedure to reinstate revoked drivers license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
If you refuse to submit an alcohol test when being stopped by a law enforcement officer in New Hampshire, you will be held responsible for failing to respect the “implied consent” regulation and will be subject to administrative drivers license suspension, which may include:

  • Suspension of 180 days for the first offense.
  • Suspension of two years for subsequent offenses.

A $100 reinstatement fee is required in order to reinstate a regular driving license and aCDL license. A $50 reinstatement fee is required for a youth operator license. These fees need to be paid in addition to any other course of action assigned by court orders.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
Demerit points are recorded on your driving record and, if you accumulate at least six in one calendar year, in addition to the traffic fines, your drivers license may be suspended.

Depending on your driving behavior, your driving record may be improved as demerit points are kept on record for three years only.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

How do I renew my driving permit?
When your first license expires, you will usually get a renewal reminder notice from a NH DMV about two months before the expiry date.

In any case, you need to hold a youth operator s drivers license until you turn 21 to submit the renewal application.

To apply for a youth operator s drivers license renewal, you can choose between two options:

Documentation you must prepare to submit when applying for a youth operator s drivers license renewal, include:

You are encouraged to check most recent fees at DMV locations as they are often subject to change.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

How do I renew my ID card?
The expired ID card can be renewed around its expiry date, which is usually five years after the date of issuance. To renew your NH ID card, you must visit a local NH DMV office and submit the following documents:

Upon arrival, you will need to have your photo taken and you will receive a temporary ID card, which will be replaced by a fully valid copy via mail within two months.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Renewing drivers license if you are stationed abroad for military purposes personnel can be made easier by using two possible methods:

  • Sending application via mail to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

  • Applying online

It is important to note that military personnel do not need to pay drivers license renewal fee.

Army members need to submit the following documents:

Military personnel who have been on duty for at least two years are fee exempted.

Army members are encouraged to check at local DMV offcies about the exact documents they will need to provide, as waivers are often adopted country-wide and the online system is continually updated.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
Medical cards are usually valid for two years unless otherwise instructed by the medical examiner that has completed the medical certificate.

If your current card is approaching expiry date and you wish to get a new one, you can get in touch with your licensed examiner and additionally look for more information with the federal authority for commercial transport (FMCSA).

Afterwards, DMV New Hampshire offers three options to submit your Medical Card together with the Commercial Driver License Application, including:

  • In person at any DMV substation
  • Mail in:

NH-DMV Driver Licensing Bureau

23 Hazen Drive Concord

NH 033053

  • E-mail scanned copies to:

NHCDLMEDCARDS@dos.nh.go

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
Renewing amotorcycle licensein New Hampshire can be done by choosing one of the following options:

  • Online
    • When eligible, you will receive a numbered renewal notice
  • In person at DMV offices where you will need to present:
    • A current New Hampshire driving license or
    • Two documents that can serve as proof of residence.
    • Proof of identity.
    • An Application for Driver’s License.
    • Proof of having passeda vision test.
    • Payment for the $5 renewal fee.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in New Hampshire

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
In order to apply for a drivers license replacement, non-US citizens in principle go through the same procedure as their US counterparts with the exception of fulfilling the criteria for their status in the country and length of stay.

To complete the process for drivers license replacement, visit any DMV for second and subsequent drivers license-related transactions. If it is your first transaction, you must visit the office in Concord in order to complete the drivers license replacement procedure. Non-US citizens are required to:

  • Pass a vision test.
  • Complete the respective application.
  • Pay the $10 fee.
  • Provide relevant document for status in the country:
    • If your residency is established, you should refer to the requirements for a permanent resident, asylee, refugee, employment authorization card (EAD or OPT).
    • If you are holding a student or work visa, refer to the requirements for non-US citizens temporarily residing in New Hampshire.
    • If you are visiting on a tourist visa (B1 or B2), you will not be eligible for a New Hampshire drivers license.
    • If you are an EAD card holderand under deportation proceedings, you must take into account court hearing dates.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
In order to replace your New Hampshire drivers license if you are out of state, you will need to prepare the same application and documents as for in-state applicants except for one proof of identity. The required documents include:

  • Application for your drivers license type (CDL license, regular operator or motorcycle license)
  • Out of state residence form for out of state applicants
  • Duplicate fee of $10

You can mail the application to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

DMV offices will issue a temporary paper drivers license copy and mail it to you. This driving license is valid for six months only. You must complete the process to replace DMV drivers license when you get back to New Hampshire.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
In case you have moved to New Hampshire, and your car title is out of state, you can get in touch with the relevant officer at your town or city and ask for issuance of temporary license plates valid for 60 days.

DMV offices are available for more details about the next steps that you will need to undertake to compete acar title transfer. You can get in contact with them at:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Title Bureau 23 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305 (603) 227-4150

If you want to know how to transfer car title in other states, contact the relevant DMV office to obtain information on local requirements.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
Lost, stolen, or damaged titles for cars can only be replaced in the DMV offices in Concord and Nashua.

To do so, you need to the following documents:

  • A check or money order in amount of $25

Applications for replacing car title may be submitted in person to the adequate DMV offices or via mail to:

NH Department of Safety DMV Title Bureau 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

How do I transfer my car title?
In New Hampshire, you can apply for car title transfer at any of the following authorized agents:

  • Town or city clerks
  • Licensed car dealers
  • Lien-holders

Authorized agents will send the application to DMV offices for further processing.

The NH DMV afterwards produces a new car title, which will be sent to the vehicle owner within 40 to 50 days.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
In New Hampshire, you must obtain a new vehicle title for your recreational vehicle if it is manufactured after 1999 and if it weighs more than 3,001 lbs.

To transfer title on your trailer,follow these steps:

  1. Visit a local city or town clerk’s office
  2. Provide ID
  3. Prepare $25 car title fee
  4. Prepare relevant car registration fee

Exact registration costs calculated for your RV are available if you get in touch with DMV offices beforehand.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
The procedure for getting a motorcycle license for military personnel is the same as for civilians.

Members of the armed forces, however, are fee-exempted and can mail the application with the supporting documents to:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

In essence, applicants who participate in the military and are interested in knowinghow to get a motorcycle license must be aware that they need to submit an application, pass all tests, provide documents for evidence and pay the $30 applicable fee.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

How does the DMV check my vision?
The eye check at DMV is a part of the testing routine for obtaining any type of driving license.

To get a vision test certificate, you will need to visit a DMV location at New Hampshire where you will be instructed to read letters and numbers on an eye machine. You must carry your glasses or lenses with you if you own them.

To get a new drivers license, you will need to show 20/40 vision acuity on both eyes. If you fail the first eye check you will be obligated to call in with an eye examiner who must run additional tests and issue a certified eye form. Drivers are required to wear your vision aids while driving.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
Drivers education is mandatory for getting the first learners permit which is referred to as a youth operator s drivers license in New Hampshire.

Drivers ed is available across the state in public and private authorized driving schools. To fulfill the criteria for getting your first license you must go through:

  • Thirty hours of classes with a certified instructor.
  • Ten hours of driving with a certified instructor.
  • Six hours of driving observation with a certified instructor.
  • Forty additional hours of supervised driving time with a guardian, out of which ten must be at night.

Further details about drivers training are available at:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Education 23 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
The online system at DMV in New Hampshire does not offer car title replacement. The procedure for getting a car title copy can be done in person or via mail. Once you successfully submit the car title replacement application, a new car title will be issued to you within three to five days.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
The length of having a revoked drivers license due to refusing to take chemical test depends on your previous driving record.

If you fail to submit to the chemical test in New Hampshire, you will be charged with the following two drivers license suspensions:

  • First refusal with no prior DUI convictions may result in a six-month suspension.
  • Further refusal or prior record of DUI convictions may result in a two-year suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
Once you ve successfully applied for an ID card in the state of NH, you will get a temporary ID card issued as a paper copy that will serve its purpose for maximum two months. You should receive the hard copy of yourID card within this time frame.

If you have applied for an ID card out-of-state you will wait for maximum eight months, as this copy is valid for six months after which period you must do the same in-person application for renewing ID card as for in-state applicants.

For more information: ID Cards in New Hamphire

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
Suspended driving license in New Hampshire has different demerit points assigned depending on the age of the offender and the period in which the violations have occurred.

Your driving record will be marked with the following suspensions:

  • Up to three months suspension:
    • If you are under 18 and have received 6 demerit points in one year.
    • If you are under 21 and have received 9 demerit points in one year.
    • If you are over 21 and have received 12 demerit points in one year.
  • Up to six months suspension:
    • If you are under 18 and have received 12 demerit points in two years.
    • If you are under 21 and have received 15 demerit points in two year.
    • If you are over 21 and have received 18 demerit points in two years.
  • Up to one-year suspension:
    • If you are under 18 and have received 18 demerit points in three years.
    • If you are under 21 and have received 21 demerit points in three year.
    • If you are over 21 and have received 24 demerit points in three years.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
Reducing points on a police record in New Hampshire is done only by attending courses at schools that offer approved driver improvement courses.

To have your previously assigned demerit points reduced you need to certify in front of the Bureau of Hearings that you have passed the required program. Note that the points will still be shown on your driving record although they will be reduced.

A total of three demerit points will be reduced from the total driving record if offenders successfully attend the Safe Driver Course.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Name changing on yourcar registration is free of charge in New Hampshire. Be prepared to receive your updated car registration via mail within two months of processing your name change request.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
There is no fee prescribed in the requirements to change name in New Hampshire. You are only required to complete and submit the name change request with the supporting documentation to DMV offices. Once you have completed the name change request, you will be issued a new car title free of charge.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
There is no fee required for the process to change name in New Hampshire for all documents, regardless of the type of name change request.

For more information: All About: Your Personal and Vehicle Records in New Hampshire

How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
Generally, a CDL license in the state of New Hampshire is valid for a period of five years at a time. However, medical cards are only valid for up to two years and they may affect the lawfulness of your CDL license. The NH DMV allows you to apply for CDL license renewal up to 60 days prior to expiry.

Provided that you have completed the application, obtained the medical card and paid the fees you can go ahead to renew license at DMV offices in New Hampshire.

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
Renewing drivers license can be done after five years from the date of first issuance. The NH DMV permits you to start the procedure 60 days before your drivers license expires.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
If you want to transfer a car title between family members in case of death, you can use one of the following two options of acknowledging JTWROS (Joint Tenancy With Rights of Survivorship) for your car title:

  • Intentionally designating JTWROS for non-married owners
  • Automatic recognition of JTWROS for married couple or partners in a civil union if the vehicle is used for family purposes

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
In New Hampshire, there is no explicitly defined additional fee that will be asked from the applicant, but you might want to contact the DMV office in your town or city to confirm extra expenses that may be put upon you in case of delays.

Pay attention though that the car registration is a document that will enable you to drive legally on state territory and that you may not be able to drive or apply for other vehicle-related documents without holding a valid car registration.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
Having your replacement fee waived is not an option with the New Hampshire DMV. Filing a police report, however, is highly recommended considering it will help save time and protect you from identity abuse.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
If you have been involved in a car accident in New Hampshire, you must collect and record information that relates to the time, the name, and the addresses of the persons and the witnesses involved.

Once you ve completed the aforementioned steps, you must report the damage immediately to your insurance agent who will be able to provide you with adequate advice on the steps you need to take and on the specifics of your car insurance policy.

Particularly make sure to:

  • Review the policy section about your duties.
  • Keep copies of legal notices, medical claims, photos and repair bills.
  • File a police report.
  • Show the damaged vehicle to the insurer before repairs.
  • Protect the car from further damage.

If the insurance agent fails to provide appropriate advice, the New Hampshire Insurance Department may be able to help. You can also get in touch with a traffic lawyer.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
You do not need to get mandatory car insurance in New Hampshire. Although insurance policies are similar across the country, you are advised to check the specifics of the policy that you already have to see if any flexibility is possible.

There are two state departments that may help you further with advice on car insurance:

  • State of New Hampshire

Department of Safety

Financial Responsibility Division

33 Hazen Drive Concord

NH 03305 603- 271-3101

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
To obtain traffic or parking ticket information in the event that you lost the copy of the original ticket, you can submit a written and signed request to the NHDMV with information including:

  • Your name and date of birth.
  • Where the ticket was issued.
  • The name of the police department.
  • The violation that was indicated.
  • Payment or plea of not guilty.

You are encouraged to search and take care of the traffic ticket fines as soon as possible, as late payment may not only result in higher fines, but in suspended drivers license too.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
New Hampshire residents who arehave lost their ID card out of state can send the application with the accompanying documents via mail to:

NH Departement of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

The steps you will need to take to complete the identification card replacement out of state, include:

The NH DMV will issue and mail a temporary ID card valid for six months, which you must replace as soon as you get back to New Hampshire.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
Driving under the influence in New Hampshire is a serious offense and the police officer who has stopped you can decide to confiscate your driving license. To get it back, you must fulfill all action that has been ordered by the relevant hearing authority, which may include:

  • Paying fines
  • Attend an alcohol awareness program
  • Get additional insurance
  • Attend drivers ed programs

You must contact the nearest DMV office to confirm the exact steps you will need to take to reinstate revoked driving license.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
Personalized plates are under special conditions for issuance in New Hampshire. When you intend to get duplicate car registration for special plates you should first check town or city requirements for replacing car registration.

In addition, when asking for personalized plates, you must:

  • Use the Application for Vanity Plates.
  • Follow name and character number requirements.
  • Carry extra fees for first-time issuance, for yearly expenses and for special design costs.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
There are certain minimum requirements that you need to pass to be able to drive commercially in New Hampshire.

Already licensed drivers in New Hampshire need to be:

  • At least 18 to get a CDL or a commercial driver s permit.
  • At least 21 to transport hazardous materials or to drive interstate.

Further age and endorsement-related requirements are explained in the Commercial Driver License Manual.

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
There are no special requirements for senior citizens in New Hampshire to renew expired drivers license.Therefore, you can extend the drivers licenseevery five years, provided you pass the vision test and submit all required documentation.

If you decide to drive between states, you may want to contact DMV locations in the other state to check the age restrictions and abide by the local law.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
Although it is not the best practice to carry the car registration with you, you will not be at fault if you choose to do so. Take note that you might put yourself at greater risk for having it lost.

The best place to keep the vehicle registration is in your vehicle. You will be always prepared to present it for check-ups by law enforcement officers and avoid unwanted fines and penalties.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
When applying to get your duplicate drivers license copy, you must provide a New Hampshire address in the section for place of living on your application for drivers license or CDL license.

DMV offices will use this address to send you the drivers license replacement.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Senior drivers in New Hampshire need to fulfill criteria that also apply for regular drivers license renewal.

This procedure assumes the following steps that need to be completed:

  1. Submit Application for Drivers License
  2. Pay $50 renewal fee
  3. Carry renewal reminder notice
  4. Pass a vision test
  5. Bring your old drivers license copy
  6. Present proof of identity
  7. Present proof of residence

Renewal reminders are sent some time before the license expiry date, which is usually five years after its date of issuance.

For more information: Senior Drivers in New Hampshire

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
Whenever you need to make changes in vehicle ownership in New Hampshire, you are required to obtain a new car title.

Below is a list of some of the reasons a New Hampshire resident would need to apply for car title transfer:

  • Moved to New Hampshire with a vehicle from another state
  • Purchased new or used car from a local car dealer
  • Purchased new or used car from an out-of-state car dealer
  • Purchased a used car from a private party
  • To remove or add an owner
  • To transfer ownership of a vehicle to another person
  • Refinancing of a loan

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
When you drive in New Hampshire and fail to respect all driving regulations, you may be subject to a drivers license suspension and be prevented from driving altogether.

To protect yourself from such unwanted outcomes, you might want to keep in mind the following traffic violations that will get you a suspended drivers license:

  • Excessive moving violations
  • Driving under influence
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test
  • Driving without car insurance
  • Driving with a suspended license or with no license
  • Speeding
  • Failure to appear at court
  • Failure to provide child support

Any occurrence of such driving behavior can get you a suspension and you will need to reinstate revoked drivers license by taking appropriate action.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
Class M motorcycle license in New Hampshire is issued to applicants over the age of 16. Drivers who wish to drive motorcycles need to conform to the following restrictions and they need to be:

  • At least 15 and a half to start with motorcycle drivers ed.
  • At least 16 to apply for drivers license.
  • At least 18 to apply without parental consent.

DMV in New Hampshire issues a Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate, which must be submitted at the time of application.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
If you intend to drive for commercial purposes in New Hampshire, you must be aware that there are three classifications for the particular type of CDL license and five endorsements which depend on the type of transport you will do, including:

  • License type:
    • CDL Class A
    • CDL Class B
    • CDL Class C
  • Endorsements:
    • Hazardous materials CDL endorsement
    • Double/Triple CDL endorsement
    • Tank vehicles CDL endorsement
    • Passenger CDL endorsement
    • School bus CDL endorsement

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
Using a suspended driving license can result in bringing much stricter court orders, which depend on many factors taken into account when the Bureau of Hearings, the Division of Safety and the relevant court.

Possible consequences for driving with a suspended drivers licensemay include:

  • Being deemed guilty of misdemeanor.
  • Imprisonment for a period not less than seven consecutive 24-hour periods to be served in six months.
  • Fine in amounts from $250 to $1,000.
  • One year additional drivers license suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

What are the different types of driving records?
The DMV in Concord New Hampshire issues three types of reports to interested applicants, including:

  • An insurance drivers record report,which covers five years on convictions and three years on accidents.
  • A certified drivers record report, which contains detailed information regarding past history. It is printed, stamped and sealed and it covers seven years on convictions, ten years on DWI convictions, and five years on accidents.
  • A non-certified drivers record report, which contains detailed information regarding past history. It is not officially certified with a stamp and a seal and it covers seven years on convictions, ten years on DWI convictions, and five years on accidents.

Note that retention periods for CDL license holders are longer.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
The fees for an ID cards New Hampshire, include:

  • $10 fee for a new identification card
  • $10 fee for ID card renewal
  • $5 for ID card replacement

Military persons who have served for at least 24 months may be exempted from the above fees.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
DMV in New Hampshire has established a single amount of $10 for all stolen, lost, or damaged driving licenses that need to be replaced.

CDL endorsements on CDL licenses may have additional costs. In certain scenarios, military personnel may be eligible for “no-cost-service.”

To confirm any administrative fees that may come out of the online payment system, or from updates and endorsements, it is a good idea to get in touch with the NH DMV before you proceed to replace drivers license.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
Youth operator s drivers license holders in New Hampshire are not allowed to drive under certain conditions and must respect them in order to pass through the first stage of the learning permit. Restrictions state that drivers:

  • Must not drive between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  • Must not drive with more than one passenger younger than 25 who is not a family member, unless in the presence of a licensed adult aged at least 25 during the first six months of license possession.
  • Must not drive a car in which the number of passengers is greater than the number of seat belts or safety restraints.

Adhering to these restrictions will save new drivers from possible suspensions.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
Medical certifications for commercial drivers are coordinated on federal level. When submitting a CDL application, you will need to present the following certificates together with all other supporting documentation:

  • A medical examiner’s certificate
  • Self-certification for the CDL categories including:
    • Interstate commerce excepted CDL license holder
    • Interstate commerce non-excepted CDL license holder
    • Intrastate commerce excepted CDL license holder
    • Intrastate commerce non-excepted CDL license holder
  • Officially approved variance for drivers with physical impairments which affect their ability to safely operate commercial vehicles

Further details that may be useful and applicable to your individual case can be obtained from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
Duplicate car registration needs to be obtained in certain cases where you have had your old car registration:

  • Stolen.
  • Lost.
  • Damaged.
  • Destroyed.

In any such occasion, you will need to file for car registration replacement at the DMV office in your municipality.

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
If you are operating with the learners permit, which is called youth operator s license in New Hampshire, you must appear at court irrespective of the type of the violation you have committed.

When getting traffic ticket fines, this rule applies to both first-time and to subsequent violations.

The relevant court of jurisdiction will decide about the fines and penalties for your individual case. Presence and involvement of a parent or legal guardian may be mandatory.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
DUI convictionsin New Hampshire are severe and can result in certain penalties, including:

  • Being held guilty of misdemeanor or felony
  • Imprisonment
  • Fines between $500 and $1000
  • Attendance to an alcohol awareness program and related costs
  • Ignition Interlock Device and related costs
  • Drivers license suspension from nine months to two years
  • Six demerit points added to yourdriving record

The appropriate hearing authority will decide on the penalties that will be ruled for your particular case.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
If you want to reinstate a revoked drivers license when it has been put under suspension, the fees that you will have to pay depend on the type of violation and the type of driver’s license you have.

The court can order the following suspended drivers license reinstatement fees:

  • Restoration/reinstatement fee or license operating privilege: $100
  • Commercial driver license operating privilege: $100
  • Original youth operator license: $50
  • Registration privilege restoration fee: $25
  • Single registration privilege restoration fee: $25
  • Administrative lateness fee: $50

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
Vehicle registration costs in new Hampshire are very varied and depend of the type of the vehicle, the municipality requirements, the age of the driver, whether temporary or permanent plates need to be issued and many other factors that are related to the personal or business circumstances of the vehicle registration applicant.

In essence, New Hampshire stipulates car registration costs that include:

  • State fees
  • Town/city fees
  • Flat fees
  • Prorated fees
  • Plates fees

Each of these characteristics has its own specially determined portion in the calculation of the registration fee. It is thus highly recommended that you contact a DMV office at your town or city to check the exact costs that will be put upon you to complete the registration on both municipal and state levels.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
The basic fee for obtaining a duplicate car title in New Hampshire is $25. Take into account though that you will also need to get a new car registrationin order to legally operate a vehicle within the state.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
Duplicate car registration fees depend on whether you ask for any special license plates to be made or whether you only ask for car registration replacement.

Relevant fees may include:

  • $15 registration replacement fee
  • $8 duplicate license plates fee
  • Additional fees if any special plates are required

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
New Hampshire DMV offices have assigned a very wide range of car registration fees that result from the registration sovereignty they have on local level.

Fees also vary significantly for different types of vehicles inasmuch as few dollars. In addition, car registration renewal fees can be prorated and depend on the characteristics of each vehicle, especially vehicle weight.

To renew expired car registration, first make sure to get in touch with your local DMV office and ask for any details that may relate to your particular situation. Take into account both local and state fees.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Three-wheeled vehicles in New Hampshire need to be operated by licensed drivers.

Applicants getting a motorcycle license for three-wheeled vehicles need to go through a similar procedure as for regular motorbikes, which includes:

  • Passing a vision test.
  • Passing aknowledge exam and skills test.
  • Paying the appropriate fee.

Although applicants who will be awarded this type of license will be allowed to drive tricycles, they must stay away from driving two-wheeled motorbikes, mopeds or scooters.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
The suspensions eligible for a hardship drivers license in New Hampshire, include:

  • Certified habitual offender
  • Convicted of negligent homicide with motor vehicle
  • Convicted of manslaughter with motor vehicle
  • Convicted of a subsequent DUI offense
  • Convicted of aggravated DWI

To apply for a hardship drivers license, the owner of the vehicle needs to authorize the chosen family member and submit the Application For Hardship Registration form to:

New Hampshire Department of Safety

Division Of Motor Vehicles

Stephen E. Merrill Building

23 Hazen Drive

Concord NH 03305

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
In the event that you do not pass the driving test required to obtain a NH drivers license, you can re-take it only if ten days have passed from your initial exam date.

If you fail to cancel the test appointment at DMV offices at least 24 hours before the actual exam time, or you do not respond to the appointment at all, you will need to wait 30 days before you can schedule to take it again.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
When you submit your drivers permit corresponding application at a local NH DMV, you must prepare and attach all accompanying documents from the list below:

Having completed the above list as a part of your application, you will need to go on and pay the fees and have your photo taken. You will then receive your temporary license whereas your official license will be mailed to you.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
Getting a motorcycle license in New Hampshire needs to be initiated at DMV offices during their working hours from 8 a.m. to 3.p.m. Upon arrival, you will need to submit the documents from the checklist below:

  • Application for drivers license
  • Payment for the $30 applicable fee
  • Proof of having completed a vision test
  • A current drivers license
  • Parental or legal guardian approval if under 18
  • Proof of motorbike fitness
    • Completion of Motorcycle Rider Training Program
    • Passing grade proof for the Motorcycle Skills Test

Applicants will first get a temporary permit until they pass the motorbike skills test.

For more information: New Hampshire Motorcycle Drivers

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
When you apply for a driving license at DMV locations in New Hampshire, you will need to present the following supporting documents:

Collecting and submitting all necessary documentation will get you a temporary paper license at the location of the application. The DMV afterwards send you the ready-to-use license via mail within 60 days.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
When you are replacing a car title in New Hampshire, you will need to submit a special set of documents that you can drop off or mail to the DMV offices in Concord and in Nashua, which include:

You may want to get in touch with the NH DMV to inquire about the applicable fees, which are subject to change.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
DMV in New Hampshire does not have special regulations in terms of proof of residence. All that you are required to provide is the information on the address change requestform. Yet, it is recommended that you check with them before applying if any changes in required forms have occurred.

On the other hand, to process similar updates where you need to prove your resident status you can choose to submit one of the following:

  • Home utility bill
  • Personal check or bank statement
  • Payroll check stub
  • Insurance policy for your home
  • Property tax bill for your residence

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
To complete the process of address changing as a non-US citizen, you need to present the forms from the address change checklist below:

  • Old copy of the document that needs to be updated
  • Fee (if required)
  • Proof for status in the country:
    • If you have established residency, refer to the requirements for a permanent resident, asylee, refugee, employment authorization card (EAD or OPT).
    • If you are holding a student or work visa, refer to the requirements for non-US citizens temporarily residing in New Hampshire.
    • If you are visiting on a tourist visa (B1 or B2), you are not eligible for a New Hampshire drivers license.
    • If you are an EAD cardholderand are undergoing deportation proceedings, you must take into account court hearing dates.

Additional help for non-resident issues in New Hampshire can be obtained at:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Non-US Citizen Office 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305 (603) 227-4175

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
To obtain a replacement car registration at DMV locations in New Hampshire, make sureyou submit the relevant form for your concrete request. When you apply, have in mind the checklist below and be prepared to present the following documents:

  • Registration and license plates replacement fees

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
Going through the two-stage process of getting car registration in New Hampshire expects that you visit a DMV location in your vicinity and submit the set of documents that is required for the particular circumstances related to your vehicle:

  • If your vehicle is bought from a local dealer, you must provide:
    • A car title or blue copies of your car title application.
    • Proof of residency.
  • If your vehicle is bought from an out-of-state car dealer, you must provide:
    • A car title application from the lien-holder.
    • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin.
    • Proof of residency.
  • If your vehicle is bought in a private sale, you must provide:
    • A car title certificate.
    • Proof of residency.
  • If your vehicle is bought in a private sale and it is title-exempt, you must provide:
    • A Bill of Sale with detailed description of the vehicle and data for the buyer and the seller.
    • Proof of VIN (Verification of Vehicle Identification, car title or car registration).
    • Proof of residency.

Certain municipalities allow for or have established online registration systems. As towns in New Hampshire are fairly autonomous in their car registration regulations, you should get in touch with your local DMV authority to see if you city provides the option to register car online.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
In support to the application, renewing car registration in New Hampshire asks from its applicants to submit the documents below:

  • Proof of residency
  • Renewal notice
  • Old registration certificate
  • Money order or check in amount of $15 and any locally appointed fees
  • Note giving authorization to finish the state procedure

When you start the car registration renewal in New Hampshire, you must go through a local municipal registration agent and through a state authorized agent.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
The documents you will need to present to the NH DMV when applying for a drivers license renewal, include:

  • Current driving license or, if you do not have it at hand:
    • Two documents that can serve as proof of residency
    • Proof of identity
  • Payment for the $30 drivers license renewal fee

Detailed lists of which documents can serve for the above purposes are available in the New Hampshire Identification and Residency Requirements instructions.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
Documents that need to be submitted in support to the application for transfer of title depend on the reasons behind the change of ownership of the vehicle and may include:

  • If the vehicle is bought from a private party:
    • Sign over the new car title to the buyer
    • If the vehicle is title-exempt:
  • Application for car title
  • Bill of Sale
  • Car registration or out-of-state car title
  • New car title application
  • $25 car title fee
  • Relevant car registration fee
  • VIN verification
  • Odometer disclosure statement
  • If the vehicle is bought from a car dealer in New Hampshire:
  • If the vehicle is bought from an out-of-state dealer:
    • Certificate of origin of title
    • New car title application
    • $25 car title fee
    • Odometer disclosure statement
    • Relevant car registration fee
    • VIN verification

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
To replace your drivers license successfully, you will need to prepare the following set of documents:

  • Application for your drivers license type (CDL license, regular operator or motorcycle license)
  • Proof of identity
  • Out of State Residence Form for out of state applicants
  • Duplicate fee of $10

Certain categories such as military personnel and non-US residents may have different criteria for documents and fees. Get to DMV locations to check any variations.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
After passing the Motorcycle Safety driving course, motorcycle riders in New Hampshire need to go to the local DMV office and pass:

  • A Knowledge exam.
  • An on-motorcycle skills test.

Motorbike riders will need to demonstrate that they have learned the peculiar skills and that they possess the proper knowledge to handle a motorcycle.

For more information: Motorcycle Driver Handbook/Manual

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
New Hampshire rules for duplicate car title specify that you fill in and submit the following forms:

A joint co-owner must sign the application for duplicate car title if there is one, and the lien release must be signed by the lien-holder.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
New Hampshire acts in line with federal requirements for CDL licenses and assigns stricter fines to offenders who have received traffic fines.

CDL license owners need to report the violation to their employer as it affects their line of work.

In addition to the higher fees that they may need to pay, their CDL license may be downgraded or may be suspended for life in case of repeated traffic violations.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you are subject to facing severe penalties which may include:

  • One-year CDL license suspension for first offense of:
    • Driving with BAC of 0.04 percent or higher.
    • Refusing to take a blood test.
    • Driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
    • Leaving the scene of an accident involving a commercial vehicle (CMV).
    • Committing a felony involving the use of a CMV.
  • Three year CDL license suspension for a CMV with endorsement for hazardous materials who are convicted of DUI.
  • Lifetime suspension of CDL license for:
    • Second DUI offense
    • Using a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances.

CDL drivers who have any detectable amount of alcohol under 0.04 percent will be put out-of-service for 24 hours, immediately.

For more information: Commercial Driver’s Manual in New Hampshire

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
In the event that your original car title has been found after you ve been issued a car title replacement, you must submit it to the NH DMV. Once your NH car title has been declared lost, stolen, or damaged, it becomes invalid.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

What information does a driving record contain?
Driving records in New Hampshire containdrivers person information, DMV administrative data and traffic record information, including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • New Hampshire identification number
  • DMV file number
  • SR22 insurance requirements
  • Completion date of the driving course
  • Completion date of driver attitude program
  • Historical records:
    • Suspensions
    • Reinstatements
    • Convictions
    • Accidents
    • Demerit points

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

What is an ID card?
DMV ID cards issued in New Hampshire are photo-issued cards that serve as a form of identification for residents who don t have driver s licenses. ID cards can conveniently provide proof of identity in many situations.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
The cost of DUI citations in New Hampshire depends on the severity and number of offenses you have on your record. DUI costs can range from $500 to $1000. These ranges do not take into account any costs that may be related to obtaining insurance, going through additional education or alcohol awareness training or administrative costs for drivers license reinstatement or ignition interlock costs.

Make sure to pay attention to all various expenses that are related to DWI offenses and consider that you might get a DUI attorney and dispute the fine at a hearing.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
The cost of traffic ticketin New Hampshire is stated on the back of your citation by the law enforcement offices that issued it.

Make sure to act timely on your traffic ticket, as late payments may result in an administrative lateness fee as high as $50. Also, take into account the fees that may arise as result of reinstating drivers license if it has been suspended.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

What is the cost to get a driver record?
In order to get a driving record in New Hampshire, you must pay a $15 fee for each copy of the report. If you need to get two separate types of driving reports, you will be charged the $15 fee for each copy.

Additionally, if you need to obtain an accident or crash report, you will also need to pay $1 extra for each page of the report on top of the minimum $5 basic fee.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
New Hampshire is in compliance with federal requirements for disqualifying a commercial driving license due to DUI/DWI convictions. Initial DUI offenses for CDL drivers will result in one-year suspension.

CDL drivers must be particularly careful if they have been charged with DUI convicitons and transport hazardous materials at the same time, as the penalty is longer suspension.

Subsequent DWI offenses can result in CDL licenses being suspended for life.

For more information:DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
If you are a minor and you have been convicted of DWI in New Hampshire, you must attend a hearing at the Bureau of Hearings.The bureau will decide on the action you will need to take to reinstate suspended drivers license.

All further inquiries, petitions and appeals about DWI hearings can be addressed to:

Bureau of Hearings

Department Of Safety 33 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
If you decide to obtain liability car coverage in New Hampshire, you will need to meet the minimum liability coverage, which are:

  • $25,000 per person for bodily injury.
  • $50,000 for two or more persons.
  • $25,000 for property damage.

Collision and comprehensive car insurance are not mandatory. The minimum for medical payments car coverage is $1,000.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

What is the passing score for a written test?
The passing score for written test in New Hampshire is 80 percent, which means that you will have to answer correctly 4 out of 5 of the questions to obtain your learners permit.

In the event that you fail the test, you can re-apply to retake the test but only after ten days since your last attempt. If you miss the test appointment, you will need to wait for another 30 days.

It is advisable to study the Driver’s Manual in advance so that you are well prepared to pass the test.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
When you want to get a new title or just transfer title for a motorcycle or a scooter in New Hampshire, you can get in touch with official authorities on city level so that they provide you with information for their level of authorization in terms of registration.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

What languages is the written test available in?
The knowledge test in New Hampshire is available in English, French and Spanish.

If you are interested to see if you can take the test in a different language, ask the NH DMV if your local office offers another language version.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
New Hampshire drivers who have received a license revocation due to a DUI or DWI citation must first satisfy the court requirements for their period of suspension. Once the revocation period finishes, you can apply to have your drivers license revoked at DMV offices by following these steps:

  • Pay reinstatement fees for your type of license
  • Provide proof of SR22 insurance
  • Attend drivers education
  • Pass all required tests
  • Complete Alcohol Awareness Program under the Impaired Driver Care Management Programs (IDCMP) scheme in New Hampshire

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Failing to change your address on your DMV records when moving in the state of New Hampshire could result in the following penalties:

  • Fines
  • Invalid car insurancedue to incorrect information

DMV offices can provide you with the help you need to avoid any penalties you might face in case of non-compliance from not having updated your address on DMV records.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
The consequences of having an expired driving license depend on the time period that has passed from the date of validity and include:

  • Renewing less than a year from the expiry date:
    • Same documents required as for timely renewal
  • Renewing between one year and three years from the expiry date:
    • Extra two documents that can serve as proof of residency
    • Extra proof of identity
  • Renewing more than three years from the expiry date:
    • Extra two documents that can serve as proof of residency
    • Extra proof of identity
    • Pass vision, knowledge and road test

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
Car registration in New Hampshire goes through two stages. First, you need to register your vehicle on town or city level, and second, you need to complete the procedure on state level.

The general premise is that you do not need to attach any mandatory car insurance proof to the car registration application.

To be in line with local municipal insurance requirements, check with city clerks or local tax agents at your place of residence.

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
DMV in New Hampshire provides temporary plates for its applicants for car registration renewal. The temporary license plates are valid between 20 and 60 days. Tags or stickers may be available in certain municipalities for additional small fees.

Depending on the type of the registration and the type of plates required, the applicants can get:

  • 20-day temporary plates from a dealer.
  • 20-day temporary plates from a private sale.
  • 20-day temporary plates when in-transit.
  • 60-day temporary plates as a new resident.

If it happens that you do not get your temporary plates on time, get in touch with the local DMV office to check how to get them as soon as possible and complete the car registration renewal procedure.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
If you have applied to renew driving license and have only got your temporary license as a paper copy, you should get in touch with DMV offices after the 60-days initial waiting period has passed.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
To get the first license as a new driver in New Hampshire and be qualified to obtain a license correspondent to the level of learners permit called Youth Operator License, all applicants must pass:

  • A vision test with 20/40 vision acuity.
  • A computer-based knowledge test with multiple-choice questions at licensed New Hampshire drivers school.
  • A road test.

Additionally, young drivers need to have 40 hours of adult-supervised driving.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
There are several tests that you might need to take at the NH DMV if you want to get a particular commercial driving license in New Hampshire.

Each endorsement has an additional test on top of the general knowledge exam. The knowledge exam can be:

  • General knowledge (for all applicants)
  • Passenger transport (for bus drivers)
  • Combination (for combined vehicles)
  • Hazardous material (for hazardous materials)
  • Tanker (for liquids or gases in bulk tank vehicles)
  • Doubles and triples (to pull double or triple trailers)
  • School bus endorsement (for bus driver applicants)

The road skills test includes:

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Off-road skills test
  • On-road skills test

For more information: New Hampshire DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
To get drivers license in New Hampshire, you must pass three different types of tests required across the country, which include:

  • Vision test
  • Computer-based knowledge test
  • Road test

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
There is no law that requires mandatory car insurance in New Hampshire. Instead, you should be able to show that you have enough funds available to cover any costs that may occur if you are found at fault in potential accidents. Failing to provide evidence that you can do so, may result in a drivers license suspension.

Certain requirements of the drivers record system in New Hampshire relate to providing proof of SR22 insurance for specific traffic violations:

  • DWI offenses
  • Appointed demerit points
  • Driver is found at fault with no car insurance
  • Driver is declared a habitual offender

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
The type of drivers license for which you will need to apply depends on your age and the type of vehicle that you intend to drive. The DMV in New Hampshire can provide with the following types of non-commercial driving licenses:

  • Youth operators drivers license
  • Standard driving license
  • Motorcycle license

These licenses will enable you to legally drive on the territory of New Hampshire and skillfully abide to road and traffic regulations.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
Failing to obtain car coverage for your vehicle in New Hampshire may put you at greater risk in the event that you are involved in a car accident.

If you are a traffic offender whose drivers record requires that you submit SR22 insurance, you must demonstrate appropriate financial responsibility by having it on file for three years after the report.

The state of New Hampshire only recognizes two types of SR22 insurance as proof of financial accountability, which include:

  • Owner SR22 insurance
  • Operator SR22 insurance

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
Once you have asuspended drivers license in New Hampshire, you must wait until the suspension period has passed in full so that you can apply to reinstate arevoked drivers license.

Some suspension cases may offer hearings to defend your individual case. The Bureau of Hearings is responsible for taking action on drivers license suspension. Suspension periods often depend on the repetitiveness of the violation.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

When does my car registration expire?
Car registration expiry dates are usually defined annually. Certain municipalities base the criteria for car registration renewal on type of vehicle or to attribution to certain organizations.

You can additionally check your registration expiry date online if your local DMV office offers the option to renew car registration online.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

When does my ID card expire?
Identification cardsin New Hampshire are valid for five years. Unless your ID card has been stolen, lost or damaged, you are safe from administrative procedures for the ID card throughout this period.Any other ID card related issues can be solved at DMV offices across the state.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
The legal requirement deadline for address changing in New Hampshire is within 10 days of moving. Take care to complete the process at DMV within this time period to be in line with New Hampshire regulations.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in New Hampshire

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
All New Hampshire residents that have bought a vehicle from a private car dealer, which is manufactured before 1999 and is title-exempt, need to provide Bill of Sale when they apply to get car title.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in New Hampshire

When will I need to renew my license?
Drivers license renewal in new Hampshire is usually done within five years. You can always check the exact date at the front of your driving license as it should be stated in there in red. DMV offices are helpful in this respect as they normally send a notice about two months ahead.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
The NH DMV aims to finish the drivers license replacement procedure no longer than 60 days after the initial application date. Therefore, you can expect to receive your drivers license copy:

  • After two months, if you are within state.
  • Between six and eight months, if you are out of state.

The second period refers to the validity of the temporary drivers license when applying out of state. You can contact the NH DMV to inquire about possible business delays, which may occur and cause that you do not get your duplicate driving license on time.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New Hampshire Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
To check the status of your drivers license, visit a NH DMV as soon as the notice has been generated and reported there by the relevant state authority.

The Bureau of Financial Responsibility, the Bureau of Hearings, the Department of Safety at DMV and the courts act together to have all necessary action completed. Your local NH DMV office will provide you with the correct information for your individual case as it acts as a coordinator of all authorities.

For more information: Suspended License Information for New Hampshire

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
Car registration replacement is done first and foremost on local level and afterwards on state level.

To check the requirements for your place of residence, you may wish to address a local City Clerk or Tax Collector to help you with the information about the application and the fees that are locally requested. Municipal authorities will be able to direct you at the exact locations.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
Suspended drivers license as a result of repetitive DUI offenses may be accompanied by an ignition interlock device being installed on your motor vehicle.

The interlock device will be installed for a period not shorter than 12 months and not longer than 24 months. It can only be done by New Hampshire authorized dealers, which at the moment are:

  • Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. 800-332-6858
  • Consumer Safety Technology, Inc. 877-777-5020

All expenses related to this device are on the account of the offender.

Once an ignition interlock device has been installed to your car, you must present a certificate for installation to the DMV in Concord which will appropriately mark your drivers license and your license plates.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
The Division of Motor Vehicles at the New Hampshire Department of Safety has established an online system to pay traffic fines which is available on their official website.

The online payment option is available within 30 days from the ticket date. To complete the payment, you must select the plea of Guilty or NoLo Contendere notification.

Certain municipalities may also offer online parking ticket payment but they are selective. It is hence best if you check the information additionally by contacting relevant town or city clerks.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

Where can I get a new drivers license?
After successfully applying for a New Hampshire drivers license, your driving license will be mailed to you at a later date. Upon applying you will be given a temporary driving license that will remain valid until you receive the official one.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in New Hampshire

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
Drivers can mail applications for duplicate car titles in New Hampshire to the following address:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Title 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

The NH DMV will later mail the car title copy to the:

  • Car owner.
  • Licensed local car dealer if the owner explicitly states so on the application.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

Where can I obtain an ID card?
To obtain an ID card, you can submit an ID card application at one of the NH DMV offices across the state. Once you have successfully applied, you will receive a temporary ID card, which will serve you until you receive your official ID card via mail within two months.

To apply for a NH ID card via mail, gather all the required documents and mail them to:

NH Department of Safety DMV 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305

Non-US residents applying for the first time for any ID card or drivers license related issue in New Hampshire are only eligible to do so in the Concord DMV location.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Hampshire Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
New Hampshire traffic laws do no ask for compulsory car insurance policies. It is very smart to obtain one though, as it will hold you in the same advantageous position if you become involved in accidents with an insured driver.

The cost of the car coverage you need to pay will be affected by the following characteristics of the vehicle:

  • Standard or high performance
  • Model year
  • Vehicle value

For more information: How To: Save on New Hampshire Auto Insurance

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
To get your permit for driving under the age of 18, you must submit the application with a written approval signed by an adult who fall under one of the following categories:

  • Parent
  • Legal guardian
  • Another responsible adult over the age of 25

Adults who give the authorization must sign a form previously arranged by DMV New Hampshire called Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate. Only then new drivers are qualified for a first permit for driving.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in New Hampshire

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
Certain changes in the driving record depend on the accumulation of offenses over a certain time. Therefore,driving records may not completely reflect the last two weeks prior to your request.

Contact DMV in Concord to ask for most accurate and most recent version of your driving history.

For more information: New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle Demerit Point System

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
Passing a vision test is mandatory when you renew license in New Hampshire.

You might be exempted if you can renew drivers license online. Make sure to check with DMV offices if you are eligible for this option.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
It is a common activity practiced by NH DMV offices to send a renewal reminder via mail about 60 days ahead.

If you are eligible to renew drivers license online, you will also get a renewal identification number with which you will be able to go through the online procedure. After the reminder you can proceed to renew expired drivers license.

For more information: How to Renew Driver’s License in New Hampshire

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
The Department of Safety in New Hampshirehas a demerit points system for certain convictions and traffic violations.

This means that not only will you have to pay the cost of traffic ticket, but you will also be assigned a certain number of demerit points, which will be ruled according to the severity of the offense.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in New Hampshire

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
To increase traffic safety, New Hampshire introduced an alcohol awareness program under the name Impaired Driver Care Management Programs (IDCMP) which is approved by the Department of Health and Human Services and by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services.

Drivers who have been convicted ofdriving while intoxicatedmust participate in this program.

You must get in touch with IDCMP within three days of your DWI conviction to schedule the initial appointment. Failure to do so may result in further penalties.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for New Hampshire

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Replacing car registration is done using one or more of the three available forms, which are prearranged by DMV in New Hampshire.

The form required for your factual application depends on the type of copy you need and whether you ask for duplicate license plates. Required forms may include:

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
State and federal requirements for car insurance vary from state to state. In order to inquire about whether you will be required to present proof of vehicle insurance in the state of New Hampshire, contact your local DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in New Hampshire

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
Yes, much alike the usual practice of DMV offices across the country, the NH DMV will send you a car registration renewal notice via mail.

Renewals will be notified to you as soon as four months ahead of the actual expiry date. This is especially helpful for out-of-state renewals.

In case you do not get a renewal reminder it is advisable that you get in touch with the NH DMV and check what are the necessary steps you need to take to renew car registration.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
Car registration is usually done on annual basis in New Hampshire. Expenses for renewing car registration though are connected to the anniversary of the car owner’s date of birth.

You can decide to apply to renew car registration at least four months ahead of time. That is normally the time when you get your renewal reminder notice.

For more information: How to Renew Vehicle Registration in New Hampshire