Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Hampshire

Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Hampshire

This page will cover the street legal requirements and registration and title process in New Hampshire and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.

New Hampshire Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does New Hampshire have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Periodic safety/equipment inspection required.
  • Does New Hampshire require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • VIN Verification required for abandoned motorcycles, antique motorcycles, motorcycles from a state that only titles bikes less than 10 years old. Verification completed by an inspection station or law enforcement officer.
  • Does New Hampshire require a title for old motorcycles?
  • No titles required for motorcycle older than 15 model years.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in New Hampshire

You’ll need the following:

Notarization Required on the following documents in New Hampshire:

  • Bill of Sale.

Registration for No Title Motorcycles in New Hampshire

Option 1: NH Bike older than 15 model years

  • Used the registration and a bill of sale.

Option 2: Bikes from out of state

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:

Option 3: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.


New Hampshire Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

NH motorcycles must have:

  • Rearview mirror.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Handlebars no higher than shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrests and handholds when riding with passengers.
  • Turn signals required for motorcycles manufactured after 1972.
  • Speedometer and odometer.

This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.

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