A New Hampshire motor vehicle bill of sale form is a certificate that documents the transfer of a vehicle from one owner to another.
New Hampshire does not require a vehicle bill of sale form when private buyers and sellers transfer ownership of a vehicle. However, boats, mopeds, RVs, and cars manufactured before 1999 are title-exempt and do need a bill of sale.
The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recommends that private sellers use a bill of sale form so they have a record of the sale.
New Hampshire Vehicle Registration
In New Hampshire, all that is needed to register a vehicle is the certificate of title itself. Vehicle registration is a two-part process, first with the town or city and then with the state. Bring the properly assigned title certificate to the town or city clerk’s office. You will also need to provide proof of residency. Only New Hampshire residents may title vehicles in New Hampshire.
Out-of-state residents, drivers who have purchased from an out-of-state dealer, or who are leasing their car, will need to obtain a 20-day temporary plate until the vehicle can be registered. The 20-day plate can be obtained at any DMV office without an appointment.
To register a title-exempt vehicle, you need to present the following documents:
- Bill of sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form TDMV 12)
- Proof of vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Proof of residency
- Certificate of Title
- Valid driver’s license
- Registration fees for states and town/city
- In addition to the registration fees, there is an $8.00 plate fee for the first time you order plates.
- Proof of insurance with the minimum requirements
- $25,000 for bodily injuries per person
- $50,000 for bodily injuries per accident
- $25,000 for property damage
- New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney in case someone else is handling DMV tasks on your behalf.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
All vehicle registrations begin in the town or city clerk’s office in the location where the buyer lives. Local fees are paid at the town or city clerk’s office. State fees may be collected at the same time or may be sent to the state DMV.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
Vehicles with titles must have the title properly assigned, with odometer information if needed.
Title-exempt vehicles must have the New Hampshire vehicle bill of sale, proof of VIN, and proof of residency.
All applicants must submit the proper fees.
Free New Hampshire Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
Our free New Hampshire motor vehicle bill of sale is available in PDF and Word formats.