When a non-resident has established a bona fide residence in this state, said resident shall have a maximum of 60 days from the date his residence was established in which to register his motor vehicle in New Hampshire. No motor vehicle registrations will be issued without proof of residency, such as a current utility bill, or lease/rental agreement, or postmarked mail in the last 30 days. You may also obtain a Notarized Proof of Residency letter from the City Clerk's Office.
CITY PERMIT FEE
The fees are based on the factory list price of the vehicle, year of manufacture and month of birth of the registrant or assigned month to leases or business. This fee is paid at the City's Municipal Office located at City Hall, 229 Main St. (No person shall be issued a motor vehicle registration with outstanding parking violations(city or state), per RSA 231-130-a.
Any vehicle that is 15 years or older registered on or after January 1, 2009 will require, in addition to the bill of sale, one of the following documents: previously-issued Permanent NH Registration; valid out-of-state title; or verification of Vehicle Identification Number (Form 19A) obtainable on-line at http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/
TRANSFER OF VEHICLE OWNERSHIP
As current regulations hold the last owner liable for the costs of abandoning a vehicle, it is important to ensure that the State of NH is notified of any vehicle ownership change. This is accomplished by either applying for a new title or a new registration for the vehicleor notifying the State that vehicle has been sold. Although a bill of sale is required for either transaction, the bill of sale, by it itself, does not establish a change in ownership.
New Hampshire is a title state, and title to a motor vehicle must be proven before registration can be obtained. When the owner of a vehicle with a previous title from another state seeks a NH title for that vehicle, the owner shall have a NH title application completed and submit it to the Motor Vehicle Division. The owner shall surrender his out of state title to the State Motor Vehicle Department. Usually the registration is prepared by the City's Municipal Office at the same time that the title application is prepared, and both are submitted to the NH Motor Vehicle Department by the City's Municipal Office. Please note that the only acceptable proof of ownership is the actual title. Photocopies or fax copies are unacceptable.
When a lienholder is in possession of the out-of-state title to a vehicle for which title is sought in NH and where the ownership is unchanged, a NH title application shall be prepared by the City's Municipal Office and submitted to the Division of Motor Vehicles Title Bureau in Concord, NH. Brining your purchase and sales agreement, REG, mileage, proof of residence and current ID will be required to start the titling process. When the Bureau has received the outstanding title to a previously registered and titled vehicle, the Bureau will issue to the owner a Permission to REG Letter and that form and the blue Title App shall be surrendered to the Division of Motor Vehicles for registration and NH Plates.
When the owner of a vehicle is entering from another country (Canada, Europe, etc.) and seeks a NH Title, the City's Municipal Office shall give the owner a Verification of Vehicle Identification (Form 19A).
This form can be obtained on-line at http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/tdmv19a.pdf . This form must be completed by an authorized agent before a NH Application for Title and Registration can be prepared. The owner may then register his vehicle upon presentation of the Plated Foreign Registration Form HS-7 (obtained on-line at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/racing/box7form.pdf ), Notarized Bill of Sale if applicable, and the completed verification of vehicle identification form (19A), and current mileage (kilos/miles okay) to the Motor Vehicle Department. (Effective January 1, 2003 – No Certificate of Title need be obtained for any motor vehicle whose manufacturer’s model year is older than 15 years.