MOTOR VEHICLES (NH RSA HB 391 requires a current photo identification be presented to the Town Clerk for ALL Motor Vehicle transactions)
- Online Renewals
- Easy Estimates
- One Check Renewals
- Walk-in Renewals
- Renewals by Mail
- Fleet Renewals
- New Residents
- Boats & OHRVs
Shopping for a new (to you) cars and want to compare registration costs? In response to customer demand for a convenient method to get quotes for both new (to you) vehicles and upcoming renewals, E-Reg has been added to our systems in order to provide these much needed services. Visit the Vehicle Estimates website to get your estimate.
"One Check" DMV Renewals Have Arrived in Bow!
The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector has implemented the "single check" system. Only one check, payable to the "Town of Bow," is now necessary to register your vehicle. You no longer need to write a separate check to the State of NH-DMV.
Walk-in Registration Renewals
Motor vehicle registrations, title applications, transfers, and license plates (passenger, trailer, conservation and vanity plates) can be issued by the town, under most circumstances. After completing the town portion of the registration at Bow, specialty plates, e.g. antique, veteran, handicapped etc., are issued by the DMV at the Hazen Drive facility or any DMV Substation. The Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles website has answers to many frequently asked questions and links to forms and new resident information.
Renewals by Mail
Save time and renew by mail! As a courtesy, renewal notices are usually sent out in the middle of the month before your registration expires. Please remember to include:
- A self-addressed stamped envelope;
- Your renewal form or copy of all applicable NH registrations; and,
- A check payable to the "TOWN OF BOW."
Save time ... drop off your paperwork and payment to expedite your renewals. If you have a large number of vehicles to renew, please notify the office at 603-228-1187 to arrange for the best time drop off your renewals.
If you are transferring plates from a sold vehicle to a new (to you) vehicle, in addition to your title papers, please remember to provide the old car's original current registration. Transfers cannot be completed without this registration. If you have misplaced your registration, you will need to complete an Application for Copy of a Registration (Form DSMV 106). There is a $18 fee for the registration copy.
The New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles Title Bureau website has the answer to many title questions.
The New Hampshire Department of Safety - Division of Motor Vehicles has many forms available online.
Welcome to Bow! If you have moved from out of state, please check the information available at the Department of Safety website. To estimate fees, you can use Bow's online estimator.
If you have moved from another town or city in New Hampshire, state law requires the DMV be notified within 30 days of a change of address. Change of Address forms must be submitted in person at any DMV office; at the Town Clerk's Office (with proof of residency); or through the mail to the DMV Concord office.
Boats & Ohrv's
Boats and Off Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV's - e.g. snowmobiles, trail bikes, and ATV's) are not registered at the Town. Register boats at your marina or the Department of Safety. OHRV's can be registered at the NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord or at any New Hampshire OHRV Agent.