New Hampshire allows new residents only 60 days to change over driver’s licenses and/or motor vehicle registrations. Make sure that whoever is on the out of state paperwork (i.e title or registration), needs to be the person present at the time of processing the paperwork. If you cannot physically come in and process your own paperwork, you will need a notarized Power of Attorney form for someone else to sign the title application and registration on your behalf. The following documents are what you will need to start titling and registering your vehicle(s):
The Town Clerk cannot register a new vehicle for less than five (5) months, nor more than sixteen (16). A resident who comes to the office in July, and whose birthday falls in November would register for five (5) months. The same registration processed in August would run for sixteen (16) months.
TRANSFERRING VEHICLES: Make sure that the name(s) on the previous registration match the new paperwork for the new vehicle-that is the only way you will receive the credit from the previous registration. When transferring license plates to a newly purchased vehicle, please bring the paperwork for the new vehicle (Certificate of Origin or title) as well as the prior (current) registration from the vehicle being replaced. If you cannot find your previous registration for that the vehicle that is coming off the road, you will have to purchase a duplicate registration for $17.50 and then we will use that to transfer the plates and credit to the new vehicle. Please remember that your license plates and registration are your property and responsibility, and should remain in your possession after the sale or trade-in of any vehicle. Please note: Whomever's name is on the paperwork needs to be the person that comes into the office to process the registration. If the registrant(s) can't come in due to scheduling or physically unable, a notarized power of attorney form will need to be completed in order to process the registration.
RENEWING VEHICLES: Vehicle registrations expire on the last day of the owner’s birth month, except in the case of a company owned or leased vehicle. In this case, the expiration date is determined by the first letter of the company name. The Town of Windham sends out registration reminders to vehicle owners via mail and email, however, it is the registrant’s responsibility to renew the vehicle in the event of lost or misdirected mail. Registrations being renewed by mail must include a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to avoid mailing delays. There is no grace period on expired registrations. If you would like to receive your renewal notice by e-mail, please complete this form and send to the Town Clerk's Office
E-REG: (Online vehicle renewals) this service is only available for Windham residents who wish to renew their vehicle registrations. At this time, it is not available for new registrations, plate/registration maintenances, first-time registrations, or plate transfer registrations.
No changes can be made to the registration (i.e. address, name or mailing location)
When you submit your request to renew your vehicle registrations, does not guarantee that your vehicle gets complete. Until you receive your official registration and decals in the mail, do not consider your vehicle registered.
Procedure- When you process renewals this method, your information will be pulled in by the Town Clerk's office staff, and they process all transactions in the queue. The office will check residency, process the transaction, and mail you directly your completed registration and decal stickers. It could take up to 5 days, depending on when you initiate the function. Please make sure you allow plenty of time for yourself before the last day of the month (due date).
In the event of any problems, or questions, we will attempt to contact you by email or telephone, but the Town is not liable if, for any reason, we are unable to do so or if you don't respond to such communications. It will be your responsibility to contact us within 10 days of your online submission if you have not received your vehicle registrations.
Please note that you MUST bring in either a previous registration, the renewal reminder, or the plate number per RSA 261:148#4. Staff can no longer look up registrations by your name. If you cannot find any previous registrations for that vehicle, the mailer that we sent, or have your plate number, you will have to purchase a duplicate registration for $17.50 and then we will use that to renew your vehicle. At the request of the NH DMV, please have your photo ID available for all motor vehicle transactions.
You also have the opportunity to register your vehicle online with the Town Clerks’ Office. Please follow the link at the top of the page to complete your registration. Please be prepared to be asked your vehicle information as well as your bank information.
You may change your plate type at any point during the year. A completed Application for Replacement Plates and Decals is required, and you will be required to pay the plate fees ($8), the new registration fee ($17.50), plus any other applicable fees for the plate type requested. Please be advised that the Town Clerk's office can not provide vanity plates or veterans plates at this time.
A Duplicate Copy of a registration is available when a current registration has been misplaced, lost or has been destroyed. Please complete a Copy of a Registration form. The fee for this transaction is $17.50 per registration, and can be completed here at the Town Clerk's office.