The information on this website regarding motor vehicle registration is provided as a general guideline. Your personal registration procedure may differ. Any documentation presented is accepted at the discretion of the City Clerk.
Always start at the City Clerk/Tax Collector’s office to process a new registration, a renewal registration or transfer a registration. If you are registering a new vehicle (or new to you) or are transferring a registration you must come into the office to process your transaction. At this time, only renewals are allowed online.
Pursuant to NH RSA 261:148 when renewing a registration you are required by law to present either a current registration or renewal notice.
We only accept CASH and CHECKS. At this time credit/debit cards are not accepted.
Sorry, we do not give estimates over the phone. Please use the link on the Home Page (E-transactions) to get an estimate. To get a fair estimate, make sure to include the vehicle’s list price when it was new and the vehicle’s gross weight. Please be aware that it is only an estimate.
The Department of Motor Vehicles Substations do not have a public phones. Please call the following numbers in Concord for assistance:
Licensing - (603) 271-2371
Registrations - (603) 271-2251
Title Bureau - (603) 271-3111
Financial Responsibility - (603) 271-3101
Driver Education - (603) 271-2485
Motorcycle Training - (603) 271-6383
MV Arbitration Lemon Law) - (603) 271-6383
The City of Dover Tax/Clerk Office now issues passenger, trailer, motorcycle, vanity, and conservation plates. Only the Department of Motor Vehicles can issue a 20-day temporary plate.
Certain plates such as Apportioned, Permanent and Handicap plates can only be obtained at the Concord DMV. Please let the clerk know if you are requesting those plates before the start of the transaction.
Boats, mopeds, snowmobiles and off-road recreational vehicles are NOT registered at the City Clerk/Tax Collector's office. These
registrations can be done at a NH DMV Substation. Dover Marine, a private business located along Route 108 north of Weeks Crossing, is authorized to complete State of NH boat registrations.