The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles notifies vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration by mail. Vehicle registrations can be renewed before the expiration date either through the mail, using the DMV's online service, or in person.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL
- Get in touch with your local Town/City Clerk or Tax Collector Locations and request a renewal package to be sent. Send the completed renewal package with the appropriate payment for the registration to be sent in the mail.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL VIA THE INTERNET
- Go to the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles Online Services website to use the state's COMPASS program.
- Have your credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) handy to pay for the renewal. You also need to have an email account and the registration certificate.
- There is no additional fee for online renewals.
REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON
- Locate the DMV office in your area, or the registration substations and town clerk locations.
- Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, money order, traveler's check, credit or debit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA) to pay for the renewal.
Registration for different categories of vehicles in New Hampshire will have different fees. The exact amount can be found by contacting the nearest town or city office.
- Before renewal, check for errors in the pre-printed vehicle renewal notice that arrived in the mail.
- For correction or change of address, submit an application form (DSMV 30) requesting the change along with the new address proof
- For any other error, visit the DMV office in your area, a registration substations or a town clerk location.