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What is the difference between a new, renewal, or transfer registration?
A new registration is registering the vehicle for the first time under your name in the State of New Hampshire. If the vehicle was registered in NH, then registered in another state; and then you return to NH – then a new registration is processed.


A renewal registration is when a NH registration has been issued to you and is about to expire, as it is your birth month. You need to renew it for the upcoming year. New Hampshire registrations are renewed for 12 months.

A transfer registration is when you have taken a vehicle, in your name, (vehicle A) off the road, and you are registering a new vehicle, in your name, (vehicle B). A transfer allows you to apply the unused portion of the permit fees from Vehicle A to Vehicle B’s registration fee due. In doing a transfer, the first owner listed on the registration (vehicle A) must be the same as the owner of the new vehicle. See "Can I transfer my spouse’s car to my name?"

If you are transferring NH plates from a vehicle registered in your name but being taken off the road, you need to bring in the registration to the vehicle you are transferring the plates from. If you no longer have the registration to the vehicle you are transferring the plates from, there will be a $18.00 charge for a certified copy of the registration.

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1. Where is City Hall?
2. Where do I process the State portion?
3. How can I renew my vehicle?
4. What do I need to bring to the City to register a vehicle I just purchased?
5. How do I renew my registration?
6. How do I renew my registration if moving from another city/town in New Hampshire?
7. How do I register my vehicle if moving from another State?
8. How do I register my vehicle if my business is new to the City of Concord?
9. When do I renew my registration?
10. What do I need to bring to the State?
11. Are the same fees collected throughout the State?
12. What is the difference between a new, renewal, or transfer registration?
13. What is the State fee?
14. What is the City fee?
15. Is the permit fee the only fee?
16. My company changed its name. Do I need to re-register?
17. When will my registration expire?
18. Can I transfer my spouse's car to my name?
19. If I lease a vehicle, what is different with the registration process?
20. I am buying a car out of state. How do I register a car I do not have possession of yet?
21. I am moving out of Concord to another NH city or town. Is my registration valid?
22. How do I change my mailing address?
23. Can I receive a refund?
24. I never went to the State to complete my registration AND/OR a vehicle was never put on the road. Can I receive a refund?
25. What forms of payment do you accept?
26. Can I use a bill pay check to pay for my registration?
27. Do I need to sign my registration?