How to Get a Title for a Motorcycle in New Hampshire

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When you buy a motorcycle or move from another state, you’ll need to transfer the title within the New Hampshire DMV’s specified time frame in order to stay compliant and avoid any penalties. 

This page will provide you with the details and requirements for getting a motorcycle title in New Hampshire.

After that, you’ll be ready to get your New Hampshire motorcycle registration and license plate

How do I transfer ownership of a motorcycle in New Hampshire?

The most important step in transferring ownership when you buy or sell a motorcycle is completing the title transfer. 

In order to transfer ownership of a motorcycle, both the buyer and the seller will need to fill out and sign the title. 

The seller should also create a Bill of Sale that both parties should sign and retain a copy of. 

After that, the buyer will need to take their application documents, including the signed motorcycle title, to their local DMV in order to complete the title transfer process. 

The seller may need to notify the DMV of the sale by submitting a notice of transfer and release of liability form. 

How to Fill Out a New Hampshire Motorcycle Title

The first step in any title transfer is having the existing title filled out and signed by both the buyer and the seller. 

Before you start to fill out your New Hampshire motorcycle title, be sure to:

  • Use blue or black ink only. 
  • Avoid crossing out or whiting out any items on the title as this can void it. 
  • Have taken care of any name changes beforehand. 
  • Have removed any old lienholder information, if applicable. 
  • Have both registered owners present to sign the title if the names are joined by “and.”

Always be sure to follow the instructions on your specific title and refer to your state’s official DMV for any questions. 

To fill out a New Hampshire motorcycle title:

  • Record the name and address of the buyer on the line that reads “Buyer.”
  • Record the motorcycle’s mileage.
  • Have the buyer and seller print and sign their names on the appropriate lines. 

New Hampshire Motorcycle Title Transfers

A motorcycle title transfer proceeds like any other vehicle title transfer in New Hampshire.

Here is what you need to transfer a New Hampshire motorcycle title into your name:

  1. Visit your local town clerk’s office. 
  2. Present the signed over title and bill of sale, if applicable. 
  3. Pay the title fees. 

How much does it cost to transfer a motorcycle title in New Hampshire?

The fees for New Hampshire motorcycle title transfers include:

  • Title transfer fee: $25. 

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For more information about motorcycle title transfers in New Hampshire, check out the official DMV website at: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/index-original.htm 

Need more information? Check out our overview of the requirements for motorcycle titles and registrations in New Hampshire.