2020 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXI - Motor Vehicles
Title 261 - Certificates of Title and Registration of Vehicles
Section 261:141 - Fees to be Collected.
The department shall collect fees for registrations as follows:
I. Flat Fees:
(a) For each trailer or semi-trailer upon which is permanently mounted a power substation or transformer and associated equipment used for standby or emergency purposes in public service-$5.
(b) For motorized locomotives of the American Legion-$5.
(c) For each dealer's, motorcycle dealer's, moped dealer's, or utility dealer's temporary plate-$1 each.
II. All unused temporary plates issued pursuant to paragraph I, which are returned by a bona fide dealer to the division shall be refundable at the rate of $1 each; except that temporary plates purchased at the rate of $.50 each shall be refundable at the rate of $.50 each.
III. Prorated fees:
(a) For agricultural vehicles-$3.60.
(b) For each agricultural tractor-$1.80.
(c) For air compressors-$6.
(d) For cement mixers-$6.
(e) For saw rigs or log splitters-$6.
(If the equipment cited in RSA 261:141, III(c)-(e), is towed exclusively within the limits of a single city or town, the state registration fee shall not be collected.)
(f) For antique motorcycles-$2.40.
(g) For all motor vehicles other than those in RSA 261:141, I:
0-3000 lbs. $31.20 ($2.60 per month)
3001-5000 lbs. $43.20 ($3.60 per month)
5001-8000 lbs. $55.20 ($4.60 per month)
8001-73,280 lbs. $ .96 per hundred lbs. gross weight.
(h) Truck-tractors to be used in conjunction with a semi-trailer, gross weight shall include the weight of such tractors, the weight of the heaviest semi-trailer to be used therewith, and the weight of the maximum load to be carried thereby: up to 73,280 pounds $.96 per 100 pounds gross weight, over 73,280 pounds-$1.44 shall be charged for each 100 pounds gross weight or portion thereof in excess of 73,280 pounds.
(i) Each additional semi-trailer used in conjunction with such truck-tractor-$24.00.
(j) For semi-trailers or automobile utility trailers (the weight of the trailer shall include the maximum load to be carried thereby):
0-1000 lbs. $ 3.00
1001-1500 lbs. 6.00
1501-3000 lbs. 12.00
3001-5000 lbs. 24.00
5001-8000 lbs. 36.00
8001-up .60 per hundred lbs. gross weight.
(k) For each semi-trailer not registered in connection with a truck-tractor, the gross weight shall include the weight of such trailer and the weight of the maximum load to be carried thereby. The registration fee shall be $.60 per hundred lbs. gross weight and such trailer shall not be registered for less than 10,000 lbs.
(l) For equipment mounted on trucks of which the equipment is an integral part of the unit and the truck is not capable of carrying freight or merchandise, the registration fee shall be 1/3 of the regular fee charged as determined by the corresponding weight chart specified in subparagraph (i).
(m) For each farm truck or combination of motor type tractor and semi-trailer used only for transportation of agricultural products produced on and meant to be used in connection with the operation of a farm or farms owned, operated, or occupied by the registrant, for the first 16,000 pounds-$24, for any additional weight above 16,000 pounds-$.74 per hundred weight.
(n) For each additional or extra semi-trailer used in connection with a motor type tractor registered for farm purposes-$24. (In the event that a farm truck registered under the $24 fee as provided in this subparagraph and thereafter registered for general use during the same registration year, such fee shall be applied toward the fee for such general registration.)
(o) For each motorcycle-$15.
(p) For each moped-$3.
(q) For each motor vehicle used exclusively as a school bus or owned by a religious organization or a non-profit organization used exclusively as a bus for the transportation of its members in connection with functions of the organization for which no fee is charged-$24. (These provisions shall not apply to municipally owned vehicles nor to vehicles of public utilities or common carriers.)
(r) For antique motor vehicles other than antique motorcycles-$6.
(s) For each road oiler or bituminous distributor-$72.
(t) For plates issued to motor vehicle repairer-$24 for the first set of plates, $9 for each additional set of plates.
(u)(1) For each vehicle, owned by or under control of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or dealer-$200 for the first plate.
(2) For every additional plate-$12.
(v) For motor vehicles owned by or under control of automotive recycling dealer licensee-$30 up to first 7,000 lbs., over 7,000 lbs.-$.74 per 100 lbs. gross weight.
(w)(1) For motorcycles owned or under the control of a manufacturer or dealer in motorcycles-$12 for the first plate.
(2) For every additional plate-$3.
(x)(1) For mopeds owned or under the control of a manufacturer or dealer in mopeds-$12 for the first plate.
(2) For every additional plate-$3.
(y) For each transporter-$36. Additional sets of number plates at $18 per set.
(z) For each utility dealer registration-$36. Additional number plates at $9 per plate.
(aa) For ski area vehicles-$6.
(bb) For construction equipment as defined by RSA 259:42-the exclusive fee charged by the state shall be $25.
(cc) For each vanity number plate set-$40.
(dd) For agricultural/industrial utility vehicles the registration fee shall be 1/3 of the registration fee determined by the corresponding weight chart specified in subparagraph (g).
IV. If the month in which the anniversary of the owner's birth occurs will be one of the next 4 months, the fee shall be increased by 1/12 for each whole month or part thereof remaining until the end of the month in which such anniversary will occur.
V. In all other cases, the fee shall be determined by multiplying 1/12 of the registration fee times the total number of whole months and any part of a month remaining until the end of the month in which the anniversary of the owner's birth occurs, or the last day of the month as designated by the director as the month for termination of the registration period.
VI. If a vehicle has been previously registered with the division, pursuant to RSA 261:141, III and RSA 261:153, said vehicle registration shall not be renewed for less than a 12 month fee, provided that the renewal registration is effected within 12 months of the expiration of the registrant's last valid registration. If a vehicle has been previously registered, and the owner of said vehicle fails to renew the vehicle registration in the month said renewal was legally required to be made when said renewal is obtained within 12 months of the last valid registration, the 12 months renewal fees charged hereunder shall be computed at the applicable mill rate which applied in the month when the vehicle should have been legally registered. If the registration is renewed beyond the 12 months immediately succeeding the last valid registration, the 12 months fee charged shall be computed at the mill rate applicable on the date when any successive registration period would have begun, and the minimum fee in such cases shall be for 12 months, except in those cases where the registrant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the director that the vehicle has not been operated since the expiration of the last valid registration, in which case the registrant may register at the applicable mill rate on the date of registration.
VII. Fees charged for the purpose stated:
(a) For neutral zone registration pursuant to RSA 261:47-$2.
(b) For the transfer of the registration of any motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer or tractor for that of another motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer or tractor previously registered pursuant to this chapter-$10.
(c) For official cover plates-$1.
(d) For vanity plate service fee-$40.
(e) For the replacement of each number plate which has been lost, mutilated, or made illegible-$4.
(f) For the replacement of lost or illegible validation sticker-$1.
VIII. No fee shall be charged for registering a vehicle owned by any person who:
(a) Because of being an amputee, or paraplegic, has received said motor vehicle from the United States government or whose vehicle is to replace one so received, or who is evaluated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled from such service connected disability.
(b) Has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be suffering from total blindness as a result of a service connected disability.
(c) Is a former prisoner of war and was captured and incarcerated while serving in a qualifying war or armed conflict as defined in RSA 72:28, V, and who was honorably discharged.
IX. For every certified copy of and duplicate of a certificate of registration-$15.
X. Whenever a registration has been suspended, a fee of $25 shall be paid for the restoration of such registration. Such fee shall be in addition to the fee required under RSA 263:42, V. This $25 shall be placed in the highway fund. The commissioner, for good cause, may waive the restoration fee for a suspension. The commissioner shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to such waiver procedures.
Source. 1905, 86:2, 3. 1909, 154:1, 2. 1911, 133:26. 1913, 81:6; 171:1, 2. 1915, 129:8. 1917, 229:7. 1919, 161:6. 1921, 119:25. 1923, 75:11. 1925, 87:1; 137:1. PL 102:1. 1927, 53:2; 94:1. 1933, 170:2. 1935, 45:1; 73:5. 1937, 126:1. RL 116:74. 1939, 48:1; 66:1; 132:5, 6; 161:1, 2; 189:4; 190:8. RL 118:1. 1945, 48:1. 1947, 107:2; 118:1; 177:7; 273:1, 2. 1949, 37:1. 1951, 24:1; 144:2. 1953, 76:1; 252:1, 2, 6. RSA 260:73; 262:1. 1955, 144:1. 1957, 233:1; 235:1; 310:4. 1959, 23:1; 150:1. 1963, 68:1; 125:1. 1965, 240:1-3; 273:1. 1967, 198:1. 1970, 42:2. 1971, 113:1; 205:1. 1973, 320:2. 1974, 45:15. 1975, 497:11-13. 1976, 3:5; 4:14, 15. 1977, 314:5; 487:3. 1978, 38:1. 1979, 48:2; 168:1; 215:3; 358:3; 389:3; 434:73. 1981, 146:1; 320:3; 568:29, 30. 1982, 42:153. 1983, 449:26; 469:54-56. 1985, 261:12. 1987, 151:3-7. 1989, 305:26. 1990, 79:11; 200:7. 1991, 347:6. 1992, 53:2. 1994, 350:8. 1997, 179:18, 19. 2000, 20:1. 2001, 73:6. 2005, 56:1; 295:5. 2007, 263:2, 3. 2008, 355:3. 2009, 144:196, 197, 244, 245, eff. July 1, 2009; 144:247, 248, eff. July 1, 2011. 2014, 47:1, eff. May 27, 2014; 282:7, eff. July 28, 2014. 2018, 34:1, eff. July 14, 2018.