Vehicle Registration:

 

New Residents relocating from out-of-state:

         

Note:  New Hampshire allows 60 days to change over driver’s licenses and/or motor vehicle registrations.

 

Proof of Residency is required:

      If you own your own home: A copy of HUD statement, deed or utility bill in your name for that property.

      If you rent:  A Lease agreement, or

      A current utility bill in your name for that property ( Electric or Propane Gas ), or

            A notarized statement from the property owner stating that you are living at that address.

 

Instructions on registering your vehicle in NH:

     

     If your vehicle is less than fifteen (15) years old: you will need your out-of-state

      Title (a copy is not acceptable).                     

            If your vehicle is fifteen (15) years old or more: you will need your out-of-state

            registration.

If you have an out of state lienholder:  you will need to bring in your current

out of state registration for the vehicle along with the lienholder’s name and address,

the town clerk’s office will prepare a NH  title application and you will be charged

a $2.00 fee, you will then forward this application to the Title Bureau with a $25.00 fee.

Upon receipt of this paperwork and fee, the title bureau will make a request for your title

from the lienholder.  Once the Title bureau receives your title from the lienholder, they will

send you a notice authorizing the Town Clerk’s office to issue you a registration and plates

for this vehicle.  You must bring this notice in to the Town Clerk’s Office.

 

If your registration is expiring or expired: If your registration is expired or is expiring within 20 days,

you qualify for what the state classifies as a  “60 Day Hardship” Registration. You will need to bring in

your out of state registration that is expired or expiring ,and or your insurance paperwork that shows your

      plates have been cancelled.  You will need to bring the lienholder or leasing companies name and address.

      The town Clerk’s office will prepare a Title application and Registration. We will collect your town fees  

      here at the Town Clerk’s Office, and you will be directed to a MV substation to pay your

      state registration & title fees.  Salem will issue a sixty (60) day temporary plate, then

      when your title is received from your lienholder at the title bureau in Concord, then the

      motor vehicle department in Concord will mail your permanent metal plates and  

      registration directly to you.

         

      The owner/owners of the vehicles must come into the Town Clerk’s office personally to

      complete the paperwork, as the owner/owners needs to sign the title application and

      registration.

 

NH RESIDENTS RELOCATING TO PELHAM:

 

     Note: The state allows 10 days to change your address on your drivers license and vehicle      

     registrations once you move into town.

     Proof of Residency is required:

     If you own your own home: A copy of HUD statement, deed or utility bill in your

     name for that property.

           If you rent:  A Lease agreement, or

          A current utility bill in your name for that property ( Electric or Propane Gas ), or

                A notarized statement from the property owner stating that you are living at that address.

          Instructions on Changing your Address:

 

                 Drivers License:  We have change of address cards here for you to pick up and mail 

                 to Concord for your drivers license change.

     Registrations:   You need to bring your current registration into the Town Clerks  

     office and we will reprint your registration with your new address on it.

     Renewals:  You will need to bring in your Expiring Registration from your previous

     town into the Town Clerks office.

     

          ALL RESIDENTS:

              

         RENEWALS: 

              You need to bring in your previous registration (a copy of your registration is also   

                 acceptable) or the renewal notice that was sent to you in the mail. 

                 Any vehicle with a GVW over 26000 lbs, you must come to the Town Clerk’s Office,

                 And pay your town fees first, then you will be directed to complete the registration at

                 A MV Substation.

                 Only Cash or Check are accepted

                 If you are paying by check:

                     The Check is written to:  THE TOWN OF PELHAM

                     

 

           New Vehicles:

               New or Used Vehicles bought from out of state dealers: If it is a new vehicle you

                  will need the Certificate of Origin,  if it is a used vehicle 15 years or younger, you

                  will need the title. 

                  New or Used Vehicle bought from New Hampshire dealers:  You will need to

                  bring in your blue copy of the Title Application to us.

                  Vehicles 15 years or older: You will need a bill of sale, the previous owners New  

                  Hampshire Registration, or title assigned over to you, or a Verification of Vehicle Identification

                  filled out (these can be obtained from our office).

                  Transfer Plates/Registrations: You will need to bring your current original   

                  registration from your vehicle that you are transferring from, along with the

                  appropriate paperwork from the new vehicle.  Transfers cannot be completed   

                  without the original previous registration. The transfer must be going from the

                 “same name to the same name” (The first name of the registration is the same name

                  that should be on the new paperwork.  Only when a vehicle is leased can it be

                  different. Please call the office @ 603-635-2040 for details, as it can be very

                  confusing.  Please remember to keep the plates and registration of your vehicle  after

                  the sale or trade-in of it. If you have misplaced the registration, you can request a 

                  certified duplicate registration for a fee of  $18.00.

                               

                  Plate types issued at the Town Clerk’s Office: 

                  Regular license plates for vehicles and trailers with a GVW of 26,000lbs or less

                  Regular motorcycle plates

                  Vanity plates for vehicles with a GVW of 26,000 lbs or less

                  Motorcycle vanity plates

                  Moose Plates and Vanity Moose plates for vehicles with a GVW of 26,000lbs or less