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-Proof of residency. Acceptable forms of proof include; utility bill, lease agreement (lease agreement must be legal document), or other postmarked mailings to that address, ie., credit card bill, phone bill, bank statement, etc.
-Current out of state registration and ORIGINAL TITLE if you hold title to the vehicle. If you do not hold your title we will need the full name and address of your lien holder and/or lease agreement.
-The date of your purchase
-If there is more than one owner on your title, both owners will need to sign the title application that we will print.
**You must get a NH license within 60 days of moving to NH.
Yes, all address changes must be made within 30 days of moving.
You will need to provide proof of residency in order to change your registration, even if you already have it corrected on your driver's license. If you choose not to have it corrected on your driver's license and you have a NH ID, you will just need to fill out a record change request form (below) and show residency.
Effective January 1st, 2015: Any motor vehicle whose manufacturer's model year is 2000 and newer will always be titled. RSA 261:1
I) If you purchased your car from a New Hampshire dealership you will need to bring the blue title application marked ‘Town Clerk’s Copy’.
II) If you purchased your vehicle out of state you will need to bring the original title or certificate of origin, and a bill of sale.
III) If you purchased your vehicle from a private sale you will need to bring a bill of sale and the original title correctly assigned by the SELLER.
IV) If you have purchased a vehicle that is a model year 1999 or older, you will need a bill of sale, and one of these three items; an original title, a previous NH registration for that vehicle, or a verification of the vehicle identification number.
V) If you are registering a vehicle under a trust name for the first time, we will need the trust paperwork.
You will need to provide us with the current/unexpired registration for the old vehicle, and the paperwork from the dealer/seller on the new vehicle. The registration must be an original, not a photocopy.
Plates can only be transferred if the first owner on the old vehicle matches the first owner on the new vehicle, even if your leasing company has changed.
For any vehicle being registered under a company name, we will need proof of residency (bill, lease agreement, business card, or check with the company name/address listed), title or title application, must be in good standing with the Secretary of State, and Power of Attorney if applicable.
Please note that the assignment MUST be filled out by the seller, not the buyer. The buyer should ONLY be signing and printing their name where it says buyer signature.
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In order to renew a registration in your name, you will need your NH ID. Along with the ID, we will accept renewal notices or old registrations but it is not a requirement as long as your name is on the registration. If your name is not on the registration, we require the ID of the person coming in to register and either renewal notice or old registration. We cannot look up any information for a vehicle not in your name.
If you are registering a vehicle under a trust name for the first time, we will need the trust paperwork along with the title and registration.
Yes, but we will need the SIGNED renewal notices that the state sent. We cannot renew a boat for someone not on the registration without this notice, as we keep a copy of it. If you are renewing a boat for yourself, we can use just your driver's license. Please note that there is a $5 charge for registering the boat at the Town Offices.
The Town of Bedford can issue:regular number plates ($8 one time fee)vanity plates ($40/annually)moose plates ($30/anually)motorcycle plates ($4 one time fee)trailer plates ($4 one time fee)state park plates ($85/annually)decal plates ($15/annually plus the initial cost of the decal)farm plates ($8 one time fee)agricultural plate ($8 one time fee)farm tractor plates ($8 one time fee)
Temporary plates are only issued at a DMV, not the Bedford Town Offices.
Driver’s licenses are obtained through any DMV office. The Concord office can be reached at 603-227-4030. The DMV hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.