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How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in New Hampshire

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You can apply for a motorcycle permit and license at any DMV office in New Hampshire. In order to apply for a motorcycle license you must first have a regular driver's license. You will also need to undertake a certified motorcycle training course.

New Applicants

Listed below are the requirements to obtain a motorcycle learner's permit:

  1. Complete the application form- original must be submitted in person; no photocopies are allowed. Have your picture taken.
  2. Pay an application fee ($55).
  3. Pass the vision test.
  4. Pass the written examination. See practice tests for more information on the written exam.

Learner's Permit

Once you complete the aforementioned prerequisites, you will be given an instruction permit. This permit will allow you to practice driving a motorcycle.

Learner's Permit Restrictions

With your instruction permit you are not permitted to:

  • Drive during the evening.
  • Ride with any passengers.

Applying for a Motorcycle License

If you have completed a motorcycle training course, you can take your certificate to any DMV office for a new license. If you are a permit holder:

  1. If you are between 16 and 18 you must have completed a driver's education course.
  2. Schedule a skills test with your local DMV office.


The application fee is $55. Your instruction permit and driver's license is included in this fee. If the application expires, some steps to acquiring the permit or license may have to be repeated.

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