Motor Vehicle Registrations
Processing During COVID-19
Due to our closure to the public, we are unable to process in-person transactions. If you are registering a new vehicle OR you are a new resident to Lebanon who needs to register a vehicle, the most efficient way to begin the process is to email documents and information to our office at email@example.com. If you are unable to email documents, you can leave them in an envelope in our green drop box. Please be sure to include your contact information.
We will review your paperwork and contact you with the amount due, payment options and how to submit original documents. In each section of our Motor Vehicle pages, the required documents for processing are listed. Those are the documents that will need to be submitted to our office. Completed transactions will be mailed to you.
If you require additional guidance, you can call our office at 603-448-3054. Please be advised, due to the high volume and complexity of new vehicle registrations, we will not be answering the phones on Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to noon OR on Fridays from noon to 4:30 PM.
Registering & Titling
There are many different scenarios surrounding registering and titling motor vehicles. On this page, you will find information involving some of our most common scenarios. They provide guidelines for the type of paperwork that we will need. However, due to the complexity of some transactions, you may still need to contact us to ensure you come in with the correct documents.
Payment is required at time of service. Acceptable forms of payment are personal checks, cash, money orders, debit cards and credit cards. For debit and credit cards, a processing fee of 2.79%, with a minimum fee of $1.50, will be collected. The processing fees are paid directly to our third-party processor and are not retained by the City of Lebanon.
Registration fees differ for each vehicle. If you need to get an estimate before coming in, please call us. Phone estimates will be given as time allows between assisting customers who are currently in the office conducting business.
Are you new to Lebanon from another state? Are you here as a college student? Are you a new or existing resident who has just purchased a car? If so, you can find information here on registering your vehicle.
Is your car due for renewal? If so, current residents and residents who are new to Lebanon from a different NH community, can find information on renewing registrations by mail, in-person or online.
If your address has not changed since the last time you registered your vehicle in Lebanon, you can renew your vehicle online.
View details regarding residency requirements or download a Statement of Residency form for motor vehicle registrations.
Information on title exempt vehicles, purchasing moose or state park license plates and how to purchase duplicate plates, registrations, decals and titles.
This page provides information about boat registrations and OHRV registration in the City of Lebanon.
Did you know if you itemize deductions on your Federal Tax Return, that you can claim most of the fees you pay on the Municipal portion of your registration? That portion is known as your Personal Property Tax.