Registration FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to register my new vehicle?
    • If you purchase a vehicle through a New Hampshire dealership you will need to bring the (usually blue) title application. If you wish to transfer plates from your old vehicle to your new vehicle you will need to bring the valid registration associated with the plates.
    • If you purchase a vehicle by private sale or from an out-of-state dealership, and the vehicle is model year 2000 or newer, you must provide a title that has been signed over to you and a bill of sale.
    • If you purchase a vehicle by private sale, and the vehicle is model year 1999 or older, you must provide a bill of sale and have proof of VIN (ie: original old NH Registration or completed VIN Verification Form)
  • I purchased a vehicle through private sale, can I drive it without plates to get it home? No. You will need to acquire a 20-day plate through the State DMV or DMV Substation. Information on temporary plates can be found here: Temporary Plates
  • I just moved to New Hampshire, how do I register my vehicle?
    • If you have the original out-of-state title for your vehicle bring the title and proof of Bradford residency.
    • If you have a lienholder bring all lienholder information along with your our-of-state registration and proof of Bradford residency.
  • How do I get a replacement license plate or decal? Fill out the application found HERE and either return to the State by mail or bring it to the Bradford Town Clerk’s office.
  • How do I get a vanity plate? Vanity Plates are issued by the State. You need to complete the Town portion of your registration first and then follow the process detailed here: Vanity Plates