New Hampshire Boat Registration
New Hampshire Boat Registration History Report
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New Hampshire boat registration FAQs are found below and can be downloaded as PDF. We have written this page to inform the
boating community about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of New Hampshire.
We will cover information about the Boat Registration Agency in this state and if you are wondering about Registration and marking
requirements we have an overview of that as well. We also talk about Registration Requirements for boat in New Hampshire along with
things you need to know about boat Ownership and Liens so you can better perform Boat Title Searches or boat history lookups in NH.
Where are New Hampshire Boats Registered?
Remember, some states have titling for boats and others do not. New Hampshire issues only registrations and not titles for boats
operating within its jurisdiction. These are administered by the NH STATE Department of safety division of motor vehicles (NH DOS
DMV) in Concord. Boat trailer registration is required in New Hampshire and titles are required for those weighing over 3,000 lbs. are
required for those weighing over 3,000 lbs..
Did you know that 96,000 boats registered in the State of New Hampshire make up
0.8% of all USA vessel registrations?
New Hampshire Boat Registration Numbers
New Hampshire boat registration numbers begin with a “NH“. The NH designation is followed by four numbers and then two letters like
in most states. You will have to display these as shown above if your boat is non-documented at the USCG. Put the NH boat registration
sticker tab next to it. The state reg. number should not be confused with the 12 character Hull ID (HIN).
All boats manufactured after 1972 are required to have a 12 digit hull identification number affixed to the vessel by the manufacturer.
State assigned hull numbers prefixed with the letters “NHZ” are available for home made boats and those without factory designations