Motor Vehicle Registration

Effective June 7, 2021 the Motor Vehicle Registration Department and City Hall are fully open. 
Department hours are 8:00AM to 4:45PM.

The Appointment system will still be available due to its popularity.
You will be able to schedule an in-person appointment up to three weeks in advance. These appointments are for the services listed below.

  • Registration and title transfers of newly purchased vehicles.
  • New residents who have moved to Nashua from another State.
  • New residents who have moved to Nashua from another town or city in New Hampshire 
  • OR any service that can't be completed online

To schedule an appointment, click the button below. If you do not have internet service you will be able to schedule an appointment by telephone 589-3200 option 1. Customers are encouraged to be on-time for their scheduled appointment but not too early since all appointments are usually full.

Customers are still encouraged to make an appointment for these services.  For your convenience, appointments can be made up to three weeks in advance.  Please report in a timely manner for your assigned appointment, but not early to limit overcrowding.  

Citizens may email us at mvr2@nashuanh.gov call us at 589-3200 for Motor Vehicle Registration questions.  

Schedule an Appointment >


We strongly encourage all renewals be done on-line or by mail.  Walk-in service will be available. Please be advised that there may be lines and longer wait times for Walk-in service.

  • Wearing a mask is required at City Hall (affective August 25, 2021).
  • Please be on time but not to too early for your scheduled appointment and make sure you have the

    proper paper work as listed below

    .
  • Renewals can be mailed or completed online.


Required paperwork as listed below

Registration and title transfers of 
newly purchased vehicles. 


You must have:

1. ____ The Original Title, Certificate of Origin or NH Title Application.

2. ____ The original registration of your prior vehicle if you have plates that you want to transfer.

3. ____ Your bill of sale or purchase contract (if financing this information must be included).

4. ____ Your driver’s license. 

New residents who have 
moved to Nashua from another State.


You must have:

1. ____ Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, or a recent piece of mail with a post mark stamp within the last 30 days)

2. ____ Driver’s License (Does not have to be NH if not changed yet) 

3. ____ Actual Title, Actual Title Application or copy of Registration from Other State if financed.

4. ____ Bill Of Sale (If Available)

5. Seller/Dealer Information (when you originally purchased)

        a ____ Lien Holder Information (If Financed)

        b ____ Date of Sale

        c ____ Mileage of Vehicle 

New residents who have 
moved to Nashua from another town or city of NH 


You must have:

1. ____ A completed Record change form (DSMV-30)

2. ____ Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, or a recent piece of mail with a post mark stamp within the last 30 days)

3. ____ Driver’s License 

4. ____ Your current registration 

Most other services can be efficiently
processed through Online or Mail-in


We strongly suggest you email us since the call volume is extremely high.
The Special Email during Covid-19 is mvr2@nashuanh.gov

WEB Site: www.nashuanh.gov/404/Motor-Vehicle-Registration

Department Phone Number: 603 589-3200

Other Services

Online – Mail-in


Renewal of a car registration:

Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail - Checks only. If a resident can’t process a renewal online they should email us at (mvr2@nashuanh.gov). If you changed your address within Nashua recently you may need to fill out a Record change form parts 1 and 2. 

Record change form (DSMV-30)
Note: If you haven’t renewed the vehicle in a full year you will not be able to renew it on-line.

Temporary Plates:

 If you purchased a vehicle through a private sale or an out of state dealer and want a 20 day temporary plate you will need to call 227-4000 (State DMV).

Parking Fines:

Payment of Parking Fines (tickets) Outstanding Tickets can cause delays in obtaining your registration

Payment for parking tickets can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post-dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city). 

To appeal a parking fine please use following link below

https://nashuanh.gov/Faq.aspx?QID=179

Department Phone: 603 589-3205

Boat Registrations


Boat Registration: for new boats

Renewal of boats can be done by the State with the form you received in the mail or by the city with an additional $5.00 fee. (Renewal of Boats can’t be done on-line)

Items Needed For New Boats

  1. Detail Bill of Sale
  2. Copy of your NH License

The bill of sale should include

  • Model Year
  • Make
  • Fuel Type
  • Horsepower
  • Inboard/Outboard designation
  • Single or Twin Engine
  • Length
  • Color
  • Hull Identification Number (1973 & newer must be 12 digits)
  • Hull material
  • If previously registered in NH, you MUST provide the NH Bow Number originally assigned to the boat

Payment of Parking Fines (tickets) 


Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).


Tax and Sewer (wastewater) payments: 


Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).

Lease parking payments: 


Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).

Pay Bills

  • Payment of Parking Fines (tickets) Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).
  • Tax and Sewer (wastewater) payments: Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).
  • Lease parking payments: Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal (https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).

Municipal Agent


The City of Nashua is a Municipal Agent for the State of New Hampshire. This enables our department to complete most transactions in one location for the convenience of our residents.

Registration Signature


The owner of a registered vehicle must sign the bottom of the registration (State of New Hampshire RSA 641:3)

Tax Deductible Fees


The City's municipal fees for MOS/MILLS on your vehicle registration are the only portions that are tax deductible on Internal Revenue Service Schedules A and B on Form 1040. These line items are a deduction for personal property taxes.
The State of NH portion of your registration is not deductible.

Finding the Fees Paid


Please refer to your registration for the fees paid. The fees paid appear in the box on the right side of your registration, under the following headings:
  • Municipal Fees
  • State Fees
We are unable to provide any registration fees over the phone or through email. These services are now available online.

Lost Registration


If your registration is lost, a certified copy of your registration can be provided at City Hall for an $18 fee.

Snow Emergencies 


During the hours of the snow emergency, the City of Nashua will be towing vehicles remaining on the street and in the municipal surface lots. Owners of towed vehicles may retrieve their cars at the Solid Waste Department (Landfill) and must pay a fine of $315 (cash, money order or credit card only). Please note that cars may be picked up at the landfill scale house at all times during the snow emergency. After the snow emergency has been lifted, cars may be picked up during normal business hours.