Skip the Line at the DMV - Let DoNotPay Help You Renew Your New Hampshire Car Registration
As a vehicle owner, there are some things you can't escape, and a lot of them involve waiting in line at the DMV. If you've just purchased a car, showing up in person is inevitable. If you want to renew your registration, you may be able to do so from your own home. If you are a resident of New Hampshire with an upcoming registration renewal, DoNotPay can save you the trip to the DMV.
How to Renew a New Hampshire Registration
New Hampshire residents have three ways to renew their vehicle registrations:
- By Mail
Renew in Person
Renewals in New Hampshire are processed at the town offices. Some locations allow renewals in person, but you may not be able to make an appointment to do so because you have the option to renew through the mail or online. Mail and online renewals are the methods suggested by the DMV for your convenience due to long lines and wait times for walk-in services.
Mail Your Renewal
To save yourself a trip into the middle of town, you may be able to mail your renewal in with a check for payment. Check your town's DMV or MVRD to see if this option is available and confirm the mailing address, as it may be different from the physical location. Sending your renewal to the wrong address may result in delayed processing.
The DMV suggests this as the best way to renew your registration over a walk- in or mailed application. If your town accepts online payments, it may have its own portal for processing online payments. You will need the PIN from your renewal notice, which you should receive about six weeks prior to your registration expiration.
Where some states use flat fees, New Hampshire calculates your registration renewal fee based on your car's list price or resale value, your car's weight, your car's model year, and your birthday. The cost of renewing your vehicle includes both town and state fees. You must pay the town portion before the state accepts your renewal, but many towns can process the state portion for you for an additional convenience fee. Town fees are done in mills, so you pay a set amount for every $1000 your car is worth based on the model year.
Rates fall into one of six categories:
- 18 mills for the current model year
- 15 mills for the previous model year
- 12 mills for any car two model years prior
- 9 mills for any car three model years prior
- 6 mills for any car four model years prior
- 3 mills for any car five model years prior or older
State fees use your car's weight as follows:
- 0-3000 lbs.: $31.20 per year ($2.60 per month)
- 3001-5000 lbs.: $43.20 per year ($3.60 per month)
- 5001-8000 lbs.: $55.20 per year ($4.60 per month)
- 8001-73,280 lbs.: $ .96 per 100 lbs.
State and town fees are increased by 1/12 for every whole and partial month until your birthday if your birthday is within four months of the renewal date.
You had a December 31st birthday, owned a vehicle made five or more model years prior currently worth $10,000 weighing 5,000 pounds. You were renewing your registration on November 15th, your town fees would be $30 by mill rate, but your upcoming birthday would increase by $5 ($30 x 1/12 x 2), bringing you to a town total of $35. Your town fees would be $43.20 by weight, but your birthday would increase it by $7.20 ($43.20 x 1/12 x 2), bringing you to a state total of $50.40. This would bring your estimated total registration fee to $85.40 for 14 months, excluding any additional town fees.
Renew Your Vehicle Registration With DoNotPay
With so many moving parts differing from town to town, DoNotPay is the fastest and most convenient way to renew your New Hampshire vehicle registration no matter where you live.
If you want to renew your New Hampshire car registration but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in five easy steps:
- Go to the Renew Car Registrations product on DoNotPay.
- Answer a few questions about your current vehicle, including the license plate number, vehicle identification number, make and model, etc.
- Verify your identity with a state driver's license and registration documents.
- Decide how long you want to extend the renewal for (if your state offers multiple options).
- Pay the registration fee (or let us automatically calculate it if you aren't sure).
DoNotPay can help you get your car registration renewed across all 50 states below:
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