the first concern of new residents is their automobiles, if you are
coming from another state and your vehicles are 2000 or newer models, we
need to convert your out of state title to a NH Title. We will need the original title OR current registration if you have a loan on the vehicle. You will need to fill out an address change form and bring in proof of residence such as a utility bill or rental agreement, etc. We cannot accept P.O.Boxes as proof of residency.
of January 1, 2015 motor vehicles year 2000 and newer need titles, a
vehicle that is 1999 or older, a person must present to the clerk at the
time of registering either a previously issued New Hampshire
certificate of registration or copy thereof (temporary registrations do
not meet the requirements of previously issued), a valid title (NH or out of state) or a vehicle identification verification form (VIN Verification)
completed by an authorized agent named on the form (these forms may be
obtained at the Town Clerks Office or from the police department) and a bill of sale. Vehicles 2000
and newer need a title and a bill of sale.
Most passenger vehicles can be completed at the town
level, heavier vehicles, over 26,000 lbs. have to be completed at a State DMV Office.
After you have
established your residency and registered your car, it is time to
transfer your out of state license to a NH license at the nearest DMV.
Keene 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, NH 03431 and Milford 4 Meadowbrook Drive, Milford NH 03055 both do licensing on Mon - Friday; the fee for the license is $50.00 and both are open
8:00am to 4:30pm. When transferring your license you will need proof
of residency; your N.H. vehicle registration is acceptable proof, also
you will need your birth certificate and one of the following: Passport,
Baptismal Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Social Security Card or
~If you are coming from another town in NH, you
will still need to bring proof of residency and your prior registration before we
can renew or transfer your registration. If someone else other than the owner of the vehicle comes in to register, they must have the prior
registration and written permission from the owner of vehicle to perform
that transaction along with a piece of mail showing the physical address in Rindge. The Right to Privacy Law prevents any person who is not on a registration to receive any information.~
Payments may be
made by cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover & American Express (2.75% convenience fee is added to the total for credit or debit transactions).
DOG AND CAT LICENSING
next item most people ask about is, "What do I do about my dog?" All
dogs from the time they get their first rabies shot as puppies, must be
licensed. Fees are: $9.00 not altered, $6.50 altered & $6.50 for puppies under 7 months old, first dog owned by a senior citizen (65+) $2.00 and $20.00 Group license (5+ dogs). Please bring documentation from your veterinarian showing rabies inoculation
with rabies tag number and the expiration; also if the dog has been neutered or spayed, bring that documentation. Without these papers we cannot
license the dog. If during the move you lost these documents, I will
accept a fax or email from the veterinarians' office directly to my office; fax
is 603-899-2108, email: email@example.com. Though cats must have a current rabies shot, we do
not license them. Also the leash law is in affect (RSA 466:13-a); no dog shall be
allowed to roam freely from their yard, each time dog is found roaming
the dog officer may charge $25.00 per incident per dog. Every year the dog
license must be renewed by APRIL 30th. Please check your rabies
expiration in March to make sure it is current, I cannot renew the license
if shot has expired.
include Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death records. Anyone
wishing to get a copy of a record and this includes genealogy searches,
must pay a $15.00 search fee for each record whether it is found at this
office or not. Birth records after 1900 are not open to public. You
must prove you are a direct relation. Marriage & Death records are
not open to public after 1936 without the same proof. Marriage License filing fee is $50.00. You must provide original documents
of birth from your city or town where born and if widowed or divorced,
those documents which have been filed and have a docket date and
signature of the filing clerk. If your divorce took place in MA be sure to bring in the page that says ABSOLUTE. This is required. Also you must provide a
picture ID such as a driver's license. Since a marriage
filing takes about 30 minutes, we ask couples not show up less than half
hour to closing. See hours above. Payments may be made by cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover & American Express (2.75% convenience fee is added to the total for credit or debit transactions).