NEW RESIDENTS RELOCATING FROM OUT-OF-STATE:
Note: New Hampshire allows new residents only 60 days to change over driver’s licenses and/or motor vehicle registrations
1. Present to the Town Clerk’s Office documentation from the closing of your home (ie. HUD statement, deed, etc.), OR, if renting, you must present one (1) of the following: a lease, rent receipt, or written statement from the property owner confirming your residency.
2. If your vehicle is less than fifteen (15) years old, present your out-of-state TITLE (a copy is not acceptable), OR, if your vehicle is fifteen (15) years old or more, present your out-of-state registration, and a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification form, which may be obtained at our office.
3. If your title is currently held by an out-of-state lien holder, or leasing company and your registration and insurance are still valid, please continue to subsection “a”. If your insurance or registration has expired or will expire within the next twenty (20) days, please continue to subsection “b”
a. Title held out-of-state: Contact your lien holder or leasing company directly and inform them that you have moved to NH and require your title in order to register your vehicle. NH is a ‘title state’, and as such, any existing title must be surrendered at the time of registration. Again, it must be the actual title, a photocopy is NOT sufficient. . If they refuse to release the title to you, or require an official request for release, the clerks’ office has a release form you may use. The title will then be mailed to the clerk and you will be contacted when it is received.
b. Registration/insurance expiring: As your insurance and/or registration has or is expiring within 20 days, you qualify for what the State terms a “Hardship Registration”. Present your out-of-state registration to the Town Clerk’s Office, along with the lien holder or leasing company’s name and mailing address. We will prepare a NH title application and registration, and collect your town taxes. You will then be directed to the Salem or Epping Motor Vehicle Sub-station, where you will pay your registration and title fees. They will issue a sixty (60) day temporary plate, and at some point during that time, upon receipt of your out-of-state title, Concord Motor Vehicle will forward your metal plates directly to you.
NH RESIDENTS RELOCATING TO NEWTON:
1. Same as #1 above.
2. We will provide you with a change of address card, which you must complete and forward to the Division of Motor Vehicles within ten (10) days of moving.
1. Registration fees paid to the Town of Newton are based on the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) when the vehicle was new. The MSRP is taken from the “Red Book” published by National Market Reports. The same book is used statewide, and all taxes are calculated from the same, state-regulated tables. Current year vehicles are taxed at $18.00/thousand for the first year. The rate is then reduced by $3.00/thousand per year until the vehicle is six (6) years old. At that time, the rate remains at $3.00/thousand.
State motor vehicle registration fees are calculated per RSA 261:141. The state fee is based upon weight.
0 - 3000 lbs- $31.20/year ($2.60/month)
3,001 – 5,000 lbs- $43.20/year ($3.60/ month
5,001 – 8,000 lbs. pay $55.20/year ($4.60/month)
8,001 – 73,280 lbs. pay $.96 per hundred pounds gross weight
2. The Town Clerk cannot register a new vehicle for less than five (5) months, nor more than sixteen (16). A resident who comes to the office in July, and whose birthday falls in November would register for five (5) months. The same registration processed in August would run for sixteen (16) months.
3. When transferring license plates to a newly purchased vehicle, please bring the paperwork for the new vehicle as well as the registration from the vehicle being replaced. Please remember that your license plates and registration are your property and responsibility, and should remain in your possession after the sale or trade-in of any vehicle.
4. Vehicle registrations expire on the last day of the owner’s birth month, except in the case of a company owned or leased vehicle. In this case, the first letter of the company name determines the expiration date.
5. New Hampshire law requires that either the automobile safety belt, or an approved child restraint device must restrain any child 18 years of age or under.
NOTE: ~The Town Clerks office does not accept Credit/Debit cards. ~Payment may be made by check, money order, or cash. ~If you itemize your deductions on your Federal Income Tax, the town payment is deductable under "personal property". ~