Registration Cost

Cost Estimator
It is not possible to quote exact fees for a particular registration over the phone, however an estimate can be obtained in person or online with our online bill pay estimator tool.

Registration Permit Fees
The city permit fee for registration is based on the:
  • Expiration date
  • Original factory list price of the vehicle
  • Vehicle model year
New Registration
For a new registration, the model year determines which tax rate is used to compute the city permit fee. For example, a current model year is charged $18 per thousand; the prior model year is charged $15 per thousand, etc.

Registration Months
The number of months for which a new vehicle will be registered is determined by either the vehicle owner's month of birth or an assigned month if the owner is a business or lease company. Generally, a new vehicle cannot be registered for less than 5 months or more than 16 months. The authority to charge this fee is stated in (RSA 261:153) Fees for Registration Permits.

Fee Calculations
Generally, the state motor vehicle registrations fees are calculated based upon the gross weight and expiration date. We can currently complete registrations on vehicles up to 26,000 pounds.

State of NH Registration Fees
Pro-rated fees are based on the weight of the vehicle. The authority to charge this fee is stated in (RSA 261:141) Fees to be Collected.
Weight of Vehicle (in Pounds) Cost
0 - 3000
3001 - 5000
5001 - 8000