License Fees

Section 263:42

    263:42 Driver's License Fees. –
The director shall collect fees from drivers as follows:
I. For each original driver's license and examination or driver's license renewal, other than for a commercial vehicle or motorcycle-$60 for a Real ID Act compliant license under RSA 263:14-b or $50 for each other license; for each license issued under RSA 263:5-f-$10; for each youth operator's license and examination-$10 per year, not to exceed $50; for each license issued to a nonresident alien for less than 5 years-$10 per year or portion thereof; for each original commercial driver license and examination or commercial driver license renewal-$60; for each commercial driver license reexamination in a one-year period-$20; for each commercial vehicle endorsement, renewal of an endorsement, or removal of a restriction-$10; for each special motorcycle original license and examination or special motorcycle license renewal-$50; for each original motorcycle endorsement-$25; for each 3-wheeled motorcycle endorsement-$25; for each motorcycle endorsement and 3-wheeled motorcycle endorsement renewal-no charge. For each original driver's license issued, $5 shall be credited to the driver training fund established by RSA 263:52. Except as provided in RSA 263:5-f, I, RSA 263:14, and RSA 263:39-a, III, every license shall expire on the licensee's birthdate in the fifth year following the issuance of such license. No fee collected under this paragraph shall be refunded once an examination has been taken or a license issued, except as provided in RSA 263:43.
I-a. For each commercial driver learner permit issued under RSA 263:88, $20.
I-b. For each enhanced driver's license $80.
I-c. For the conversion of a driver's license to an enhanced driver's license, which shall be for the remaining period of the original license, $30.
II. For every certified copy of a registration, license, or driving record, $15, except that the commissioner shall waive the fee for local, state, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies requesting such information for investigative purposes and may, for good cause, waive the fee in cases involving other government agencies or the public defender if the commissioner determines that such a waiver is in the public interest.
III. No fee shall be charged for a driver's license issued to a disabled veteran who because of being an amputee or a paraplegic has received a motor vehicle from the United States government. The provisions of this paragraph shall apply to a veteran who, because of a disability incurred in, or aggravated by such service, and upon satisfactory proof that the veteran is evaluated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled from such service-connected disability.
IV. A duplicate copy of a photographic license or a new license with a different classification because of a commercial driver license disqualification may be issued for a fee of $10. For the purpose of this chapter, the term "duplicate copy" shall mean an additional license containing an indicator that the license is a duplicate. A new photograph need not be taken.
IV-a. For a new driver's license because of a change of address, $3.
V. (a) Whenever a driver's license has been suspended or revoked, or notwithstanding RSA 263:56-a, III, whenever the holder of a commercial driver license has been disqualified for a period of greater than 15 days, a fee of $100 shall be paid by the licensee for the restoration of such license or commercial driver license; provided, however, that in the event of a license suspension under RSA 263:14, a fee of $50 shall be paid by the licensee for the restoration of the original or youth operators' license. Under certain conditions the commissioner may waive the restoration fee for a default or suspension. The commissioner shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to such waiver procedures.
(b) Whenever a driver's license has been suspended or revoked and a limited privilege license is issued under RSA 263:57-b, a fee of $50 shall be paid by the licensee for the issuance of the limited privilege license. There is hereby established a limited privilege license fund, and fees collected under this subparagraph shall be deposited in the fund. Moneys in the fund shall be continually appropriated to the department to cover the expenses of implementation, oversight, and supervision of the limited privilege license program and supervision of the ignition interlock program, and shall not lapse.
VI. For each moped driver's original license and examination, $8, and for all subsequent renewals, $8. From every $8 fee collected for each original moped driver's license issued, $3 shall be credited to the driver training fund established by RSA 263:52.
VII. Whenever an applicant fails to appear for a driver's license appointment, the application shall be retained for a period of 12 months, after which the application shall be destroyed and the fee shall be forfeited.
VIII. For each search of the problem driver pointer system initiated by any person or entity, except for any governmental entity, $10. The commissioner may waive the fee in individual cases if the commissioner determines that such a waiver is in the public interest.

Source. 1905, 86:4. 1911, 133:26. 1913, 171:2. 1915, 129:8. 1917, 229:7. 1919, 161:6. 1921, 119:25. PL 102:8. RL 118:9. 1947, 107:3. 1949, 189:9. 1953, 85:2, 3. RSA 262:11. 1963, 184:1. 1965, 240:4, 5. 1971, 206:1; 478:3. 1973, 21:1; 320:3. 1974, 45:16. 1977, 96:1; 563:80, 81. 1981, 146:1; 301:3, 6; 568:31. 1983, 348:3. 1985, 213:18, 19. 1987, 151:8. 1989, 305:11; 319:22-25, 28; 410:6. 1990, 79:5, 10. 1991, 347:10. 1992, 258:3, 13. 1993, 11:1. 1995, 85:4. 1997, 257:2. 2001, 91:11, 12. 2002, 262:3, 5. 2003, 170:3. 2004, 173:5. 2005, 267:3. 2008, 366:4. 2009, 75:3; 144:16. 2011, 25:4, eff. April 28, 2011. 2014, 263:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016. 2015, 149:3, eff. Aug. 11, 2015. 2016, 71:13, eff. May 10, 2016. 2019, 346:213, eff. July 1, 2019.