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Temporary Plates

Instructions for requesting temporary plates for New Hampshire and Out of State residents.

New Hampshire Residents:  A 20-day temporary plate is available for all vehicles purchased through a private sale, or purchased from an out of state dealer that does not offer temporary plates upon purchase.  20-day registration plates are available through drop box services or an appointment at some DMV locations.  You will be required to provide the following information. If you choose to make an appointment, you will be required to bring this information with you. If you are utilizing drop box services, please provide the below information in an envelope and place it in one of our Drop Box locations:

  • A photocopy of the front and back of the Title signed by the seller and buyer; or a photocopy of the Bill of Sale.  The Bill of Sale must include the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), the date of the sale, the Description of Vehicle (Year, Make, Model, Color, # Cylinders and Body style), Signatures and Addresses of both the buyer(s) AND seller(s).
  • Driver License or Non Driver ID (if utilizing drop box please place a photocopy in the envelope)
  • $10.00 fee (made payable to “State of NH-DMV”)

Out of State Residents:  You may be eligible for an In-Transit temporary plate for a vehicle purchased in New Hampshire through a private sale.  Please call (603) 227-4030 for more information.