Vehicle Registration Renewals
Our office is currently open to the public Monday through Thursday, 7:00AM to 5:00PM. We are closed on Friday.
Renew by Mail
To renew by mail, simply follow the directions printed on your reminder letter. Please note that we now accept one check made payable to the City of Lebanon for the combined city and state amounts. The total amount due will appear at the bottom of your letter.
Visit our office during regular business hours with either your renewal reminder letter or your expiring registration(s). If you received your renewal letter and you are paying by check, it is helpful and saves time to have your check made out in advance. Also, please bring your driver's license as the State of New Hampshire requires that we see identification when processing motor vehicle registrations.
You may now renew online as long as you received your reminder letter and are not making changes in address, vehicle color, etc. We accept credit, debit, and e-checks. 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.
Please visit the online registration page to complete your transaction. If your address has changed, please do not renew online. You will need to renew in person or through the mail and provide a signed address change form.
Previously Registered in Different NH Town or City
If your vehicle was registered in your name in another New Hampshire city or town and you are now a resident of Lebanon, you will need to renew the registration with the Lebanon City Clerk's Office sometime during the month of registration. Please visit our office with your registration(s), proof of residency, payment, and driver's license. View important information regarding Residency Requirements for Motor Vehicle Registrations (PDF). We expect payment at the time of service. We accept cash, checks and money orders. You can also use a debit/credit card for an additional 2.79% processing fee.
Renewal reminder letters are sent by mail generally two weeks before the month you are due for renewal. If you have moved or changed your mailing address within the last year, you may not receive your reminder letter as they are not forwarded. If your letter has been returned to us, you may be asked to prove residency at the time of renewal, view the Residency Requirements for Motor Vehicle Registrations (PDF) for more details.
If your reminder letter reflects a vehicle you no longer own, please simply disregard the notice. If you do not renew the vehicle it will drop out of the motor vehicle system.
If your reminder letter does not include a vehicle that you currently own, it is recommended you first check the expiration date of the vehicle in question. It could be that you just registered it for the first time and the expiration date is already set for the following year. It could also be that the registration is through a different owner's birth month. Of course, you can always contact our office for assistance; you will be asked to provide your plate number.
If you receive a reminder and have moved, you can simply disregard the notice. Your vehicle will drop out of our system if you do not renew. Furthermore, if you have moved out of state you do not need to return your license plates. Simply destroy them (please make sure to render them completely unusable) and recycle or discard.