How to Renew a Car Registration in New Hampshire
Knowing how to apply for a car registration renewal in New Hampshire is one of your many responsibilities as a vehicle owner.
The state requires you to renew your registration credentials before they expire.
If you do not renew your credentials in a timely manner, you may face penalty fees when you do complete the application process.
To apply for DMV registration renewal in NH, you can typically complete the application process in person or by mail. However, the specific process of renewing your registration credentials will vary depending on the city or town in which you live.
To learn more about the steps you must take to renew your registration credentials, review the information below.
How to Perform Your New Hampshire Car Registration Check and Renewal
As a reminder to renew your DMV credentials, the NH Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will mail you a renewal notice.
The tag renewal notice you receive from the New Hampshire DMV will include specific instructions for renewing your credentials in the area where you live.
You can renew your registration online, in person or by mail in many parts of New Hampshire, but these requirements vary widely depending on the city or town in which you live. Refer to your renewal notice or contact your city or town clerk’s office for specific instructions.
Note: If you lose your registration close to your renewal period, it is best to complete the renewal process instead of ordering a duplicate that will only valid for a short time
To learn more about each of these New Hampshire license plate renewal methods, review the sections below.
How to Renew Online
Depending on the city or town where you live, you may be able to renew your registration credentials online for an added fee. If you wish to renew your DMV credentials online, you will typically need to provide at least one of the following:
- Your vehicle’s license plate number and identification number (VIN)
- The PIN from your DMV car registration renewal notice (contact your municipality directly if you do not know your PIN)
Download our guide for step-by-step instructions on how to renew your NH registration online.
If your city or town of residence does not participate in the state’s online renewal program, you will need to complete the application process in person or by mail.
If you cannot check your vehicle registration status online, or you prefer the in-person process, you must visit your city or town clerk’s office to submit your request.
While specific requirements vary by city or town, you may need to present your official renewal notice, current registration card and an acceptable form of photo identification.
To perform your NH car reg check and renewal by mail, simply forward your DMV reminder card and payment for the required fee to the address included on this official notice.
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