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Initial License Plates

Search the availability of initial license plates. These plates are issued on a first come, first served basis at any of the DMV Offices throughout the state or at any online municipal agent. An online municipal agent is an agent of the State of New Hampshire that is able to process registrations online with the State Division of Motor Vehicle's registration computer system.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE YOUR PLATES AT RENEWAL TIME. AT RENEWAL TIME, GO TO THE CITY/TOWN WHERE YOU RESIDE AND PAY THE LOCAL FEES ONLY. ONCE THE LOCAL FEES ARE PAID, YOU MAY THEN CHANGE YOUR PLATES AT A DMV REGISTRATION OFFICE OR ON-LINE MUNICIPAL AGENT. PLEASE HAVE THE PRIMARY OWNER LISTED ON THE REGISTRATION COMPLETE THE RDMV 120 FORM BEFORE GOING TO THE DMV REGISTRATION OFFICE OR ON-LINE MUNICIPAL AGENT.

Initial plates may be shared between different plate types. To search the database, first select the vehicle type and then the appropriate plate type.

Valid requests may include letters A - Z, numbers 1-9, and the characters - + &.  All zeroes will be automatically converted to the letter O and all spaces will be removed.  Certain letter/character combinations, such as H8, will not be allowed.

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New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles | 23 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
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