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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATIONS, TRAILERS, MOTORCYCLES, DOGS, BOATS, TRANSFER STATION and BEACH PARKING STICKERS

Renew Registration (Vehicles, Motorcycles, Trailers) if you have moved within State: 

You will need to provide the following if you currently live in NH but have recently moved to our town:

  • Your driver’s license
  • Your current registration 
  • Proof of Residency-- A current piece of mail in your name, addressed to the Hampton address dated within thirty days , OR a current utility bill, OR a Lease or Rental Agreement, OR a notarized letter from the owner of the property.

TEMPORARY PLATES  - Need to be obtained by the Department of Motor Vehicles

The Registration Bureau will be attempting to assist customers who need temporary plates without coming into the DMV for new private sale or out of state dealer sales only.  Please note:  If you have leased a vehicle or have purchased an out of state vehicle with a lien holder, YOU MUST hard plate the vehicle.  NO temporary plates will be issued.  Please see "New Registration with New Plates".  If you need a temporary plate because you have purchased a new vehicle with no out of state lien holder or by private sale, you will need to provide the following:

1. Town you are from
2. Name, Address, DOB and phone number
3. If you have the ability to fax, scan or email
4. Provide a copy of your ID (a phone picture is acceptable)
5.  Ability to pay by credit card.

IF YOU HAVE ANSWERED NO TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CALL 603-227-4000.

OTHERWISE, you can email the information to NH.DMVHelp@dos.nh.gov with a subject line "20 day plate".  PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS READABLE.  The DMV will call you by phone, take the credit card information over the phone, process the 20 day plate and mail it. 

New Registration with Transfer of Plates (Vehicles, Motorcycles, Trailers):  You will need to provide us with the following:  

  • Your driver’s license
  • The original Title OR Certificate of Origin and bill of sale OR the Certificate of Title Application (CTA) from a New Hampshire Dealer or New Hampshire Lien Holder
  • The original registration (copies will NOT be acceptable) from the vehicle you are transferring from (old vehicle).  WE DO NOT NEED THE PLATES, JUST THE REGISTRATION.

New Registration (Vehicles, Motorcycles, Trailers) with New Plates: You will need to provide us with the following:

  • Your driver’s license
  • The original title/Certificate of Origin OR the Certificate of Title Application (CTA) and a bill of sale
  • For vanity plates CLICK HERE.  You must complete this form.  The Town Clerk's Office will provide you with a Temporary Plate until your vanity application is approved and the plates are manufactured.
  • Trailers: 
    • You will need a bill of sale
    • You will need to fill out the Vin Verification Form CLICK HERE, provide the Gross Vehicle Weight of the Trailer.  The Gross Vehicle Weight of the Trailer is the weight of the trailer plus the maximum weight it will be hauling.  Any trailer with a gross vehicle weight of 3,001 pounds or more must have a Title. 

New Registration (Vehicles, Motorcycles, Trailers) if you are new to New Hampshire: For customers that have moved into town from another state you will need the following:

  • Your driver’s license
  • Proof of your residency
  • The title of the vehicle.  If it is being financed, we will need the name and address of financing company 
  • Your current vehicle registration
  • Proof of residency:  A current piece of mail in your name, addressed to the Hampton address dated within thirty days , OR a current utility bill, OR a Lease or Rental Agreement, OR a notarized letter from the owner of the property.
  • For vanity plates CLICK HERE.  Must include the form.
  • Trailers: 
    • You will need a bill of sale
    • You will need to fill out the Vin Verification Form CLICK HERE, provide the Gross Vehicle Weight of the Trailer.  The Gross Vehicle Weight of the Trailer is the weight of the trailer plus the maximum weight it will be hauling.  Any trailer with a gross vehicle weight of 3,001 pounds or more must have a Title. 

. New Dog Registration:  To register a new dog to Hampton, you will need the following:

  • Your Driver's License
  • A copy of the rabies certificate for each dog(s) showing breed, sex, and if spayed or neutered
  • The cost of a spayed or neutered dog is $7.50 annually.  If it is not spayed or neutered and not a puppy the cost is $10.00 annually.  Senior Citizens costs are $3.00 for the first dog and regular price for any additional dogs.

Boat Renewal:  To renew your boat, we will need the following:

  • Your driver's license
  • A copy of the renewal form from the state, signed OR your previous boat registration 

New Boat Registration:  To register a new boat or out of state boat we will need the following:

  • Your Driver's License
  • A Boat Registration Application  CLICK HERE

 Transfer Station & Beach Parking Stickers:  To obtain a resident sticker we will need the following:

  • If you own property and your vehicle is registered out of town, we need a copy of your tax bill and your vehicle registration(s)
  • If you are interested in purchasing the decorative sticker for $10.00 (the money goes to the Recreation Department for scholarships to participate in Recreation Department programs) please CLICK HERE.

 Please call if you have any questions at 603-926-0406