Motor Vehicle Registration

NEW! - The Motor Vehicle Registration Office will reopen Monday, July 6 with limited hours 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and limited amount who may enter the building

The objective for the limited opening of City Hall is to safely enable the efficient “face to face” processing of New and Transfer Motor Vehicle Registrations as well as other transactions that can’t be processed through online, mail-in or services. 

  • Please wear a mask when visiting the Office
  • Long lines are anticipated


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, front and back. 

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)

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)

3. ____ Driver’s License 

4. ____ Your current registration 


Most other services can be efficiently processed through Online, Mail-in, or Drop-Box services. 


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 – Drop-Box


Note: the City of Nashua is waiving ACH/EFT and credit card payment fees for all transactions due to COVID 19, through August 31, 2020. 

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

Drop Box Services

The drop-off box slot located at the Elm St. entrance of the building is still available or you can still mail your information in.

Please include the required documents for your type of transaction as listed above. 

Please place your name, phone number on your envelope. 

You can pay by including a check payable to the City of Nashua-MVR , leaving the amount blank, please ensure it is dated and signed. You can also send a copy of your credit or debit card, front and back. We will also need the information below. 

If you want the total amount owed prior to completing the transaction please include that request in your written statement or you can just request a receipt be included with your completed paperwork. 

1. A statement telling us you want to register remotely (must include your contact information)

2. Color of Vehicle

3. Copy of your driver’s license (front & back)

4. Copy of your bill of sale or purchase contract (if financing this information must be included)

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.