CHAPTER Saf-C 500  VEHICLE REGISTRATION RULES

 

REVISION NOTE:

 

            Document #7972, effective 10-17-03, adopted, repealed, or readopted with amendments and renumbered the rules within Chapter Saf-C 500 except for the formerly numbered Part Saf-C 518, which was not included in Document #7972.  Part Saf-C 518 on walking disability plates and placards remained as an existing rule as filed in Document #7069, effective 8-5-99.  Part Saf-C 518 was renumbered by the Department of Safety as Part Saf-C 521 due to Document #7972.  Document #7972 replaces all prior filings for rules in Chapter Saf-C 500, except for the formerly numbered Part Saf-C 518, now Part Saf-C 521.

 

            The filings of the Department of Safety affecting Chapter Saf-C 500, from the time it was adopted to replace Chapter Saf-M 500, include the following documents:

 

                        #4543, effective 12-14-88

                        #4751, effective 1-29-90

                        #4975, effective 11-13-90

                        #5348, effective 3-10-92

                        #5926, INTERIM, effective 12-14-94

                        #6019, effective 4-13-95, EXPIRED 4-13-03 for those rules not amended, repealed, or superseded by later filings

                        #6119, effective 11-22-95

                        #6243, effective 5-4-96, which also renumbered, but did not readopt except as noted below, the following sections:

 

                                    existing Part Saf-C 508 as Part Saf-C 509;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 509 as Part Saf-C 510;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 510 as Part Saf-C 511;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 511 as Part Saf-C 512;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 512 as Part Saf-C 513;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 513 as Part Saf-C 514;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 514 as Part Saf-C 515;

                                    existing Part Saf-C 515 as Part Saf-C 516; and

                                    existing Part Saf-C 516 as Part Saf-C 517.

 

                                  The following sections in Part Saf-C 508 and Part Saf-C 509 were readopted and renumbered by Document #6243:

 

                                    Saf-C 508.08 as Saf-C 509.08;

                                    Saf-C 508.09 as Saf-C 509.09; and

                                    Saf-C 509.05 as Saf-C 510.05.

                       

                        #6282, effective 7-9-96

                        #6795, effective 8-1-98

                        #7069, effective 8-5-99

                        #7431, effective 1-24-01

                        #7898, INTERIM, effective 5-28-03

                        #7972, effective 10-17-03

 

PART Saf-C 501  PURPOSE

 

          Saf-C 501.01  Purpose.  The purpose of these rules is to set forth the administrative requirements for all classes of vehicle registrations, except dealers as provided in Saf-C 2000.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 502  DEFINITIONS

 

          Saf-C 502.01  "Applicant" means a person intending to fulfill statutory and administrative requirements for issuance of a motor vehicle or boat registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.02  "Commissioner" means "commissioner" as defined in RSA 259:13.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.03  "Department" means "department" as defined in RSA 259:19.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.04  "Director" means "director" as defined in RSA 259:20.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRES: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.05  "Division" means "division" as defined in RSA 259:22.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.06  "Initial plate" or "vanity plate" means a requested registration plate composed entirely of letters or a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, for an additional fee, the proceeds of which are deposited in accordance with RSA 263:52.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15

 

          Saf-C 502.07  "Municipal agent" means any city or town clerk, tax collector or other municipal official designated by the municipality to issue motor vehicle registration permits.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.08  "Original registration" means the first registration obtained by a particular person for a particular vehicle.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.09  "Registrant" means the person designated on a New Hampshire registration application or certificate.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.10  "Registration period" means that portion of time from the date of the transaction to the expiration date of the registration permit.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.11  "Renewal registration" means registration of the same vehicle by the same person within 12 months subsequent to a valid registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 502.12  "Substation" means a satellite facility operated by the division for the purpose of processing motor vehicle and boat registrations.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 503  GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 503.01  Forms.

 

          (a)  Whenever a person is required to complete a form, the following shall apply:

 

(1)  Forms shall be filled out completely;

 

(2)  Forms shall be completed in a legible manner; and

 

(3)  Forms shall be completed in non-fading, non-erasable graphic, except that vehicle registrations and municipal permits shall be typewritten with black ribbon or printed by computer.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.02  Incomplete Form.

 

          (a)  All forms shall be reviewed by the division in accordance with RSA 541-A:29.

 

          (b)  The submitting party shall be notified of any apparent errors or omissions and allowed to resubmit the form to the division.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.03  Failure to Comply with Statute or Rule.

 

          (a)  In the event an applicant fails to comply with an applicable statute or rule, the application shall not be processed.

 

          (b)  The applicant shall be notified of the reason(s) for the rejection.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.04  Fees, Form of Payment.  Whenever an applicant makes payment to the division for satisfaction of a fee, the following shall apply:

 

          (a)  Payment shall be made in the form of cash, check, money order or accepted credit cards.

 

          (b)  Checks and money orders shall be made payable to the "State of New Hampshire - M.V.".  Alternative terms, including but not limited to "State of New Hampshire - Safety," "New Hampshire Department of Safety," "Treasurer - State of New Hampshire," or "Director of Motor Vehicles" shall not be cause for refusal, provided it does not lend itself to endorsement by any party other than the State of New Hampshire.

 

          (c)  Unless otherwise provided in these rules, any fee prescribed by statute or rule shall be submitted at the same time as the application.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.05  Checks.

 

          (a)  Post-dated checks shall not be accepted.

 

          (b)  Checks shall be for the exact amount due to the division.

 

          (c)  No two-party check shall be accepted except as provided in (d) below.

 

          (d)  A two-party check shall be accepted if:

 

(1)  The State of New Hampshire is one of the parties;

 

(2)  The applicant is the other party; and

 

(3)  The check is for the exact amount due to the division.

 

          (e)  No check shall be accepted which is dated more than 90 days prior to receipt.  In such an event the application shall be rejected and the applicant shall be notified.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.06  Legal Address.  Whenever a registrant is required to furnish his/her address by statute or rule, the address shall reflect a street, road, avenue, or like designation.  A post office or rural route box number, without more, shall not be adequate.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.07  Non-Resident Registration - Address.  A non-resident registration shall reflect the legal address within the State of New Hampshire where the vehicle is garaged in accordance with RSA 261:46, and may also include an out of state residence or business mailing address.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.08  Resident Registration - Address.

 

          (a)  A resident registration shall reflect the registrant's legal address within the State of New Hampshire.

 

          (b)  In the event the director finds that a non-resident has been issued a New Hampshire registration and plates, he/she shall revoke the registration and plates after notice and opportunity for a hearing.

 

          (c)  In the case of resident students, service persons or other residents who are temporarily living out of state, the registration shall reflect the out of state address where the vehicle is temporarily garaged.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 503.09  Refund for Unused Materials.

 

          (a)  A registrant who returns to the division of motor vehicles, 23 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H., unused registration plates, decals or both and corresponding certificate of registration during 90 days subsequent to issuance, shall be refunded the registration fees collected for the registration.

 

          (b)  Physical evidence that the plates, decals or both have been attached to a vehicle shall disqualify a registrant from receiving a refund.

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 503.10  Specific Registration Number.

 

          (a)  In the event an applicant desires to obtain a particular registration number, he/she shall apply in person or by mail, to:

 

The Office of the Commissioner

James H. Hayes Building

33 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  Registration numbers shall be the property of the state and shall be assigned by the department in accordance with these rules.

 

          (c)  Notwithstanding (b) above, the same registration number may be retained in the event of a transfer of vehicle ownership to a surviving spouse, except for the following classification of plates:

 

(1)  Purple heart plates;

 

(2)  Temporary plates;

 

(3)  Veteran's plates, to include disabled veteran's plates;

 

(4)  Walking disability plates, unless the surviving spouse is disabled; and

 

(5)  Gold star plates.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 504  MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, SEMI-TRAILER REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 504.01  Application for Municipal Permit.

 

          (a)  In addition to providing the information required by RSA 261:148, a person  shall apply for a municipal permit with the town clerk and pay the appropriate fee pursuant to RSA 261:141.

 

          (b)  A registration shall not be issued except when the town clerk is satisfied that the applicant has qualified for it and has issued the designated municipal permit.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.02  Distribution of Permit.

 

          (a)  The town clerk shall retain the copy of the permit designated "town clerk's copy".

 

          (b)  The applicant shall retain the remaining copies of the permit, which shall constitute the application for registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.03  Application, Where Submitted.  Except as provided hereafter, an application for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer registration shall be submitted, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

, N.H.  03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.04  Antique Registration.  An application for an antique registration shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.05  Local, County, State Registration.

 

          (a)  An application for registration made by a unit of local, county or state government or by a school district, volunteer fire department, the civil air patrol, or a public or private educational institution for the purpose of student driver training shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H.  03305.

 

          (b)  An application for a permanent unlisted registration made by a law enforcement agency shall be submitted to the office of the commissioner at the address set forth in (a) above.

 

          (c)  The department shall refuse to issue a permanent unlisted registration unless satisfied that:

 

(1)  The vehicle to be registered is owned by a local, county, state or federal agency; and

 

(2)  The permanent unlisted registration is required for law enforcement purposes.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 504.06  Disabled Veteran's Registration.

 

          (a)  An application for a disabled veteran's registration pursuant to RSA 261:86, I (a) and (b) shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  The application shall contain an official certification from the United States government veteran's administration attesting that the applicant meets the criteria as totally or permanently disabled as a result of a war or peace time injury, unless the registration is for a motor vehicle received from the United States government, as a result of a disability.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

          Saf-C 504.07  Veteran’s Registration.

 

          (a)  An application for a veteran’s registration pursuant to RSA 261:87-b shall be submitted, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  The application shall include documentation showing proof of honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services, which shall be approved by the director.

 

          (c)  For the purpose of (b) above, proof of honorable discharge shall include the words “honorable” or “honorably” discharged, separated or released from any branch of the armed services on the submitted documentation.

 

          (d)  Acceptable documentation containing the information set forth in (c) above shall include the following:

 

(1)  Form DD214 from any branch of the armed services;

 

(2)  Form DD 217 from any branch of the armed services;

 

(3)  Form WDAGO 53-55 from the United States Army;

 

(4)  Form WDAGO 53-98 from the United States Army;

 

(5)  Form NAVPERS-553 from the United States Naval Service;

 

(6)  Form NAVPERS-660 from the United States Naval Service;

 

(7)  Form NAVMC 70-PD from the United States Marine Corps;

 

(8)  Form NAVMC 78-PD from the United States Marine Corps;

 

(9)  Form NAVCG-2510 from the United States Coast Guard;

 

(10)  Form GSA 6954 from the National Archives;

 

(11)  Form NA 13038 from the National Archives;

 

(12)  Form NA 13041 from the National Archives; or

 

(13)  Verification of Service letter from the United States Department of Veteran’sAffairs.

 

          (e)  In the event that a document showing proof of honorable discharge is not listed in (d)(1) through (13) above, the state veteran’s council shall determine the authenticity of the document as proof of honorable discharge.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.08  Hearse Registration.  An application for a hearse registration shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.09  Construction Equipment Registration.  An application for a construction equipment registration shall be submitted, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H.  03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.10  Walking Disability Registration.

 

          (a)  An application for an original or recertification of a walking disability registration or permanent placard pursuant to RSA 261:88 shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  Substations shall process:

 

(1)  Renewal applications for walking disability plates; and

 

(2)  Temporary placard applications.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 504.11  Issuance of Registration Materials.

 

          (a)  Upon receipt of an application for registration, the department shall issue a registration plate and a certificate of registration.

 

          (b)  The registration plate shall conform with the requirements of Saf-C 515.

 

          (c)  The certificate of registration shall reflect the information on the application for registration.

 

          (d)  In order to constitute a valid certificate of registration, the certificate of registration shall be signed by the registrant.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.12  Trailer Vehicle Identification Number.

 

          (a)  An application for a state issued vehicle identification number for all trailers 3,000 pounds or less shall be submitted, in person to a substation or authorized municipal agent or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  A vehicle identification number for all trailers that are 3,000 pounds or less shall be issued only after the vehicle identification number plate on the trailer has been examined by a law enforcement officer, a licensed motor vehicle dealer or an authorized inspection station. For trailers greater than 3,000 pounds, a NH issued vehicle identification number (VIN) shall be required.

 

          (c)  Upon being issued a trailer vehicle identification number, a person shall display the sticker in a permanent and prominent place on the trailer.  At no time shall a person remove or deface the sticker or any other identifying number.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 504.13  Single Axle Tow Dolly.

 

          (a)  Registration of single axle tow dollies shall not be required in this state.

 

          (b)  For the purposes of this section, “single axle tow dolly” means a vehicle designed and used exclusively to transport another motor vehicle and upon which the front or rear wheels of the towed motor vehicle are mounted, while the other wheels of the towed motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 505  MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 505.01  Application Form, Where Available.  The department shall furnish application forms for motor carrier registration at the division of motor vehicles, 23 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 505.02  Application, Data Required.

 

          (a)  Each applicant for a motor carrier registration shall furnish the following on the prescribed form:

 

(1)  Name, mailing address and legal address;

 

(2)  Carrier unit number;

 

(3)  The vehicle's year, make, model, gross weight and vehicle identification number;

 

(4)  Motor vehicle registration number; and

 

(5)  Signature of the applicant.

 

          (b)  The application form shall be submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord N.H.  03305.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 505.03  Issuance of Motor Carrier Registration Materials.  Upon receipt of the materials set forth above, the department shall issue a motor carrier registration certificate and a motor carrier registration plate.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 505.04  Motor Carrier Registration Certificate.  The motor carrier registration certificate shall contain the information set forth in Saf-C 505.02.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

 

          Saf-C 505.05  Motor Carrier Registration Plate.  The motor carrier registration plate shall conform with the requirements of Saf-C 515.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 506  MOPED REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 506.01  Application Form, Where Available.

 

          (a)  The department shall furnish application forms for moped registration at the following locations:

 

(1)  The division of motor vehicles, 23 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03305; and

 

(2)  Any substation.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 506.02  Application, Data Required.

 

          (a)  Each applicant for a moped registration shall furnish the following on the prescribed form:

 

(1)  Name, mailing address and legal address;

 

(2)  The vehicle's year, make, model, color and vehicle identification number; and

 

(3)  Signature of the applicant.

 

          (b)  The application form shall be submitted to one of the locations set forth in Saf-C 506.01.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 506.03  Issuance of Moped Registration Materials.  Upon receipt of the materials set forth above and the statutory fee, the department shall issue a moped registration certificate, a moped registration plate and a validation decal.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 506.04  Moped Registration Certificate.  The moped registration certificate shall contain the information set forth in Saf-C 506.02.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 506.05  Moped Registration Plate.  The moped registration plate shall conform with the requirements of Saf-C 515.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500) ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 507  BOAT REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 507.01  Boat Registration. Each applicant for a boat registration shall comply with the requirements of Saf-C 2300, Vessel Registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 508  ONE-THIRD RATE VEHICLES

 

          Saf-C 508.01  One-Third Rate Vehicle.  For the purposes of this part, a vehicle shall qualify for one-third rate if it serves no other purpose than to transport a permanently mounted piece of equipment, which is an integral part of the unit.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 508.02  One-Third Rate Vehicle Types.

 

          (a)  The following shall be considered one-third rate vehicles:

 

(1)  Wreckers with a permanently mounted boom;

 

(2)  Cranes;

 

(3)  Well drillers;

 

(4)  Aerial ladder trucks;

 

(5)  Aerial bucket trucks;

 

(6)  Post-hole diggers; and

 

(7)  Concrete pumps.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 508.03  One-Third Rate Vehicle Registration.

 

          (a)  Each applicant for a one-third rate registration shall verbally request the registration, at the time he/she applies for a municipal permit or upon renewal of his/her registration.

 

          (b)  If the applicant's vehicle is one of those described in Saf-C 508.02, the department shall register the vehicle for one-third rate.

 

          (c)  If the applicant's vehicle is not one of those described in Saf-C 508.02, the department shall register the vehicle with full fees and the provisions of Saf-C 508.04 and Saf-C 508.05 shall apply.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

          Saf-C 508.04  Other One-Third Rate Vehicles.

 

          (a)  Each applicant requesting a one-third rate registration for a vehicle not described in Saf-C 508.02 shall furnish the following to the department:

 

(1)  Manufacturer's specifications for the vehicle;

 

(2)  Written description of uses of the vehicle; and

 

(3)  Time and location that the vehicle may be inspected by the department.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 508.05  Processing Other One-Third-Rate Vehicles.

 

          (a)  Upon receipt of the information set forth in Saf-C 508.04, the department shall have the vehicle inspected.

 

          (b)  It shall be the applicant’s duty to make the vehicle available for the inspection.

 

          (c)  If the department determines that the vehicle qualifies for one-third rate, a refund shall be forwarded to the applicant and the vehicle shall be added to those described in Saf-C 508.02.

 

          (d)  If the department determines that the vehicle does not qualify for one-third rate, the applicant shall be notified.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 509  INITIAL OR VANITY REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 509.01  Application, Data Required.

 

          (a)  Each applicant for an initial or vanity registration shall submit the following to the department:

 

(1)  A completed “Application for Vanity Plates” form RDMV 120 (rev. 07/18) containing the requested combination of characters for the initial or vanity registration plate;

 

(2)  A completed application for registration, or current valid registration; and

 

(3) The plate manufacturing fee required by RSA 261:75, and also the prorated by month portion of the special vanity plate service fee required by RSA 261:89 for the remainder of registration period.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15; ss by #12581, eff 7-20-18

 

          Saf-C 509.02  Application, Where Submitted.  The application form shall be submitted in person to any DMV location or to the municipality in which the applicant resides, or by mail to:

 

NH Dept. of Safety

DMV – Registration Bureau

23 Hazen Drive

Concord NH 03305

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15; ss by #12581, eff 7-20-18

 

          Saf-C 509.03  Temporary Plate Pending Approval.  Upon application, the applicant shall be issued a temporary initial or vanity plate.  The temporary initial or vanity plate shall be valid until permanent initial or vanity registration plates are issued.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15

 

            Saf-C 509.04  Application Rejection.

 

          (a)  An application for an initial or vanity registration plate shall be evaluated by the department and rejected if the requested combination of characters does not conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.62(c) or if it is currently in use.

 

          (b)  Upon rejection, the department shall:

 

(1)  Refund or credit the collected special vanity plate service fee to the applicant;

 

(2)  Notify the applicant of the reason(s) for the rejection; and

 

(3)  Issue a registration plate according to the class of vehicle and type of plate requested.

 

          (c)  A person whose initial or vanity registration plate has been rejected may submit a written request to the director setting forth a detailed explanation as to the reasons why such an initial or vanity registration plate should be issued. The director's decision shall be final.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15; ss by #10769, eff 1-21-15; ss by #12581, eff 7-20-18 (formerly
Saf-C 509.03); ss by #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

          Saf-C 509.05  Application Approval.

 

          (a)  An application for an initial or vanity registration plate shall be approved if the requested combination of characters conforms with the requirements of Saf-C 514.62(c) and it is not currently in use.

 

          (b)  Upon approval, the department shall have permanent initial or vanity registration plates manufactured and forward them to the registrant

 

Source.  #12581, eff 7-20-18 (formerly Saf-C 509.04); ss by #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

PART Saf-C 510  FORCED REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 510.01  Registration Required In a Trust.

 

          (a)  If a vehicle is titled only in a trust name or is registered in a trust name:

 

(1)  The trustee may elect to be the first person named on the registration for the purposes of using his/her date of birth to determine the expiration date of the registration;

 

(2)  Election pursuant to (a)(1) above shall not create an ownership interest in the vehicle by the trustee; and

 

(3)  Election pursuant to (a)(1) above shall not require a new title.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 511  REGISTRATION - ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CLASSIFICATION

 

          Saf-C 511.01  Pro-rating Registration Fee.

 

          (a)  Except as provided hereafter, the month in which an application for registration is processed by the department shall serve as the starting month for pro-rating registration fees.

 

          (b)  If an applicant is issued a 5 month municipal permit and applies for registration within the first 7 days of the next month, the month in which the municipal permit is issued shall serve as the starting month for pro-rating registration fees.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.02  Title Vehicle Registration.

 

          (a)  Each applicant for an original registration of a vehicle which requires a certificate of title shall furnish the following, at the time of registration:

 

(1)  A New Hampshire application for title; and

 

(2)  One of the following:

 

a.  A properly assigned certificate of title;

 

b.  A certificate of origin; or

 

c.  A bill of sale and the previous certificate of registration for the vehicle.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

    Saf-C 511.03  Temporary Registration.

 

          (a)  New residents who are required to register a vehicle pursuant to RSA 261:45 shall be issued a registration certificate and number plates upon payment of the appropriate registration fees pursuant to RSA 261:57-a.

 

          (b)  If the vehicle was previously registered in another state and the title is held by an out-of-state lien holder, the appropriate title fees shall also be paid prior to issuance of a registration certificate or number plates.

 

          (c)  For the purposes of this section, the registration shall expire at the expiration date noted on the new registration.

 

          (d)  For the purposes of this section, the registration may only be renewed when the requirements of RSA 261:57-a have been met.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

          Saf-C 511.04  Temporary Registration Plate.

 

          (a)  In the event that a permanent registration and permanent number plates are not available due to inability to obtain permanent number plates or computer system failure, a temporary registration and temporary number plates shall be assigned by the department.

 

          (b)  The temporary registration and temporary number plates shall be valid for 20 days from the date of issuance.

 

(c)  The metal registration plate shall be manufactured and forwarded to the registrant, when completed.

 

          (d)  Upon receipt, the registrant shall destroy the temporary registration paper plate and attach the metal registration plate.

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

          Saf-C 511.05  Weight of Vehicle Dispute.

 

          (a)  For the purposes of this section, "certification of weight" means a written statement signed by the manufacturer of the vehicle or an authorized inspection station, or, a photograph of the gross vehicle weight and vehicle identification number of the vehicle, which states the weight of the vehicle.

 

          (b)  In the event an applicant challenges the weight assigned to a vehicle by the department or a town clerk, the following shall apply:

 

(1)  The application for registration of passenger vehicles shall be processed utilizing the weight set forth in the Red Book or the National Automobile Dealer's Association Guide (see Appendix II), plus 150 lbs. per passenger for the manufacturer's rated passenger capacity of the vehicle. Any over-charge shall be refunded upon presentation of a certification of weight; or

 

(2)  In the case of non-passenger vehicles designed to carry freight or merchandise, the registration shall be processed utilizing the weight set forth in the Red Book or the National Automobile Dealer's Association Guide (see Appendix II), plus the manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of the vehicle.

 

          (c)  The applicant shall withdraw the application until a certification of weight can be furnished to the director.

 

          (d)  If the model year can be distinguished from the year of manufacture by the vehicle identification number or other means, the Red Book or the National Automobile Dealer's Association Guide (see Appendix II) weight figure for that particular model year plus either l50 lbs. per passenger capacity or the manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of the vehicle shall be accepted.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.06  In-Transit Registration.

 

          (a)  A vehicle purchased from a licensed New Hampshire dealer shall not be required to have an in-transit registration. Dealers shall issue temporary dealer registrations to those out of state residents whose state recognizes such registrations.

 

          (b)  The department shall furnish application forms for in-transit registration at the division of motor vehicles, 23 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03305 or at any substation.

 

          (c)  Each applicant for an in-transit registration shall furnish the following on the prescribed form:

 

(1)  Name, legal address and date of birth;

 

(2)  Proof of identity, including:

 

a.  Passport;

 

b.  Picture identification;

 

c.  Photographic license;

 

d.  Social security number; or

 

e.  Birth certificate;

 

(3)  Driver license number and state of origin;

 

(4)  Name and address of person selling the vehicle;

 

(5)  Date of purchase;

 

(6)  Proof of ownership;

 

(7)  The state in which the vehicle shall be registered;

 

(8)  A statement that the vehicle meets all New Hampshire inspection requirement and is in safe operating condition;

 

(9)  Whether the vehicle was purchased in New Hampshire;

 

(10)  Description of the vehicle, including:

 

a.  Make, model and color;

 

b.  Vehicle identification number; and

c.  Year of manufacture;

 

(11)  A statement that all the information on the form is true; and

 

(12)  Signature of the applicant.

 

          (d)  Upon receipt of the materials set forth above and the statutory fee, the department shall issue an in-transit plate and registration certificate.

 

          (e)  The in-transit plate and registration certificate shall be valid for 20 days from the date of issuance and only for the purpose of transporting the vehicle to its intended destination.

 

          (f)  A vehicle shall not have more than one in-transit registration issued by this state.

 

          (g)  Pursuant to (c)(9) above, if a vehicle was not purchased in New Hampshire, an in-transit plate and registration certificate shall not be issued.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 511.07  Change of Address.

 

          (a)  Within 10 days of changing residence and/or mailing address, a registrant shall furnish the following on form DSMV-30:

 

(1)  Name;

 

(2)  Date of birth;

 

(3)  Old address;

 

(4)  New address; and

 

(5)  Signature of the registrant.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.08  Change of Name.

 

          (a)  Whenever a registrant, other than a corporation, alters his/her name, the registrant shall furnish the following on form DSMV-30:

 

(1)  Date of birth;

 

(2)  Former name;

 

(3)  New name; and

 

(4)  Signature of the registrant.

 

          (b)  As evidence of a new name, a registrant shall:

 

(1)  Present a copy of one of the following:

 

a.  Name change petition from the court of Probate;

 

b.  Marriage certificate;

 

c.  Divorce decree;

 

d.  Passport;

 

e.  Adoption decree; or

 

f.  Court decree.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.09  Corporations.

 

          (a)  Whenever a corporation, partnership, or other legal entity changes its name, it shall be presumed that the change constitutes a transfer of ownership, unless satisfactory proof to the contrary is furnished, such as a stockholder’s vote to change the name.

 

          (b)  The registration of every vehicle registered in the name of a corporation, partnership or other legal entity shall expire by the first letter or number of the company name as set forth in Table 5.11.1 below:

 

Table 5.11.1 Expiration Date of Registration

 

First Letter or Number of Name

Expiration Month

 

 

A - B; 1

January

C; 2

February

D - E; 3

March

F - G; 4

April

H - I; 5

May

J - K - L; 6

June

M; 7

July

N; 8

August

O - P – Q; 9

September

R - S; 0

October

T – U

November

V - W – X - Y – Z

December

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.10  Truck-tractor with Semi-trailer.

 

          (a)  In order for a truck-tractor to be registered in connection with a semi-trailer, the registrant’s name and the expiration date for the truck-tractor registration and the semi-trailer registration shall be the same.

 

          (b)  If a semi-trailer is registered subsequent to registration of the truck-tractor, the applicant shall furnish the department with the original or a clear copy of the truck-tractor registration certificate.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500) ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.11  Registration Listing Access.

 

          (a)  For the purposes of this section, "registration listing" means the name, address and date of birth of the registrant, and if requested, the New Hampshire registration plate number and a description of the vehicle.

 

          (b)  All requests for registration listings shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of RSA 260:14 and Saf-C 5600.

 

          (c)  Registration listings that conform with the requirements of (b) above, shall be furnished for a fee of $5 per listing pursuant to RSA 261:60, I.

 

          (d)  No registration listing shall be furnished in the case of permanent unlisted plates issued to a law enforcement agency.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.12  Limited Number of Registrations.  No more than 10 registrations shall be processed for any one applicant on any given occasion, unless there is reasonable time to do so. If there is not reasonable time, the applicant shall leave the registrations and will be notified by the division when the registrations are completed.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 511.13  Suspension of Registration.  Pursuant to RSA 261:178, the director shall, after notice and opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Saf-C 203, suspend a person's registration for driving or permitting the driving of his/her vehicle in violation of any provision of title XXI of the revised statutes annotated, if the violation indicates activity contrary to public safety.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 511.14  Late Renewal - Proof of Non-Operation.

 

          (a)  Determination by a municipal agent that an applicant for late renewal has not operated his/her motor vehicle since expiration of the registration shall constitute satisfactory proof of non-operation within the meaning of RSA 261:141, VI.  In such an event, the municipal agent shall compute fees by pro-rating from the month of application.  If the municipal agent is not satisfied that the applicant has not operated his/her vehicle since expiration of the registration and the applicant so desires, an appeal may be taken to the director.  In such a case, no municipal permit shall be issued.

 

          (b)  A person, after making a request of the director, shall be deemed to have not operated his/her motor vehicle since expiration of the registration if he/she can show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that:

 

(1)  His/her privilege to operate the motor vehicle in question has been under suspension or revocation for the majority of the time since expiration of the registration, and he/she has not been arrested for a conviction of a driving offense alleged to have occurred during that period of time;

 

(2)  The registrant or primary operator of the vehicle in question has been seriously ill for the majority of the time since expiration of the registration;

 

(3)  The registrant or primary operator of the vehicle in question has been absent from the state without the vehicle for the majority of the time since expiration of the registration; or

 

(4)  Any other convincing proof of non-operation.

 

          (c)  If the director finds that the applicant has not operated the vehicle in question since expiration of the registration, a letter stating such shall be given to the applicant.  The applicant shall present this letter to the appropriate municipal agent who, upon receipt, shall compute fees by pro-rating from the month of application.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500) ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 511.15)

 

          Saf-C 511.15  Registration Refund for Members of Armed Forces.

 

          (a)  Pursuant to RSA 261:68, any person who is ordered into or enlists in the military or naval services during a war emergency may request an abeyance of his/her registration(s) during such service.

 

          (b)  An application may be made in writing and submitted, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (c)  Each applicant shall submit the following:

 

(1)  The name, legal address and date of birth of the member of the armed services;

 

(2)  A copy of military orders; and

 

(3)  A copy of the registration of the vehicle(s) which are to be held in abeyance.

 

          (d)  Upon receipt of the information set forth in (c) above, the department shall grant a pro rata refund, based upon the number of months the vehicle is unused.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 511.17)

 

PART Saf-C 512  RENEWAL REGISTRATION

 

          Saf-C 512.01  Motor Vehicle, Trailer, and Semi-Trailer Renewal.

 

          (a)  A renewal application shall be submitted, in person to a substation or authorized municipal agent or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  Notwithstanding (a) above, a semi-trailer renewal application shall be submitted, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (c)  Each renewal application requiring issuance of a registration plate shall be submitted in the same manner as an original registration.

 

          (d)  A renewal application made by a unit of state, county or local government or by a school district, volunteer fire department, the civil air patrol, or a public or private educational institution used for the purpose of student driver training shall be submitted, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H.  03305.

 

          (e)  Upon receipt of an application for a renewal registration, the department shall issue a certificate of registration, a decal and if requested, a new registration plate.  Unless otherwise required by statute or rule, a decal which conforms with the requirements of Saf-C 515 shall be issued for renewal registrations subsequent to issuance of a registration plate.  The certificate of renewal registration shall contain the information provided on the application.

 

          (f)  The town clerk shall retain one copy of the municipal permit for a renewal registration. The applicant shall retain the remaining copies of the permit, which shall constitute the application for a renewal registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 512.02  Motor Carrier Renewal.  The provisions of Saf-C 505 shall apply to renewal of a motor carrier registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 512.03  Moped Renewal.  The provisions of Saf-C 506 shall apply to renewal of a moped registration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 512.04  Time for Registration Renewal.  Except as provided hereafter, no registrant for a motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer or other staggered registration shall be provided with a renewal application form prior to his/her month of birth or month of designation

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

    Saf-C 512.05  Absent Registrant.  A registrant shall be issued a renewal registration prior to his/her month of renewal in accordance with the requirements of RSA 261:62, II(d).

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 512.06  Fleet Registrant.  A registrant shall be provided with renewal registration applications prior to his/her month of renewal if the registrant will be renewing 100 or more registrations, and the registrant requests early registration, in writing or in person, from the department at least 60 days prior to his/her month of renewal.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500) ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 512.07  Local, County, State Registration. 

 

          (a)  A registration for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer owned and operated by a unit of local, state, or county government, or by a school district, volunteer fire department, the civil air patrol, or a public or private educational institution used for the purpose of student driver training shall not expire for the life of the vehicle once issued an initial registration.

 

          (b)  If the vehicle, as described in (a) above, is sold, or retired from service, the registration may be transferred to another vehicle upon presentation of the existing registration to the division of motor vehicles at 23 Hazen Drive in Concord or any DMV substation.

 

          (c)  Permanent plates shall not be transferred to another vehicle without completing the process outlined in (b) above. 

 

          (d)  New permanent registrations shall be assigned to an added vehicle if an entity cited in (a) above has no existing plates to transfer to that vehicle or the entity wishes to have a new permanent number plate assigned.

 

          (e)  Said entity, upon registration of a vehicle, shall pay any applicable plate fees as outlined in RSA 261:91.

 

          (f)  New permanent plates shall be issued, either by mail or in person at the division of motor vehicles at 23 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH, 03305.

 

          (g)  Plates defined in the following rules shall apply the process for registration outlined in this rule:

 

(1)  Saf-C 514.28;

 

(2)  Saf-C 514.32;

 

(3)  Saf-C 514.33;

 

(4)  Saf-C 514.34;

 

(5)  Saf-C 514.35;

 

(6)  Saf-C 514.44;

 

(7)  Saf-C 514.45; and

 

(8)  Saf-C 514.46.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

          Saf-C 512.08  Weight Increase.

 

          (a)  A registrant who has been referred to the department by a law enforcement officer as a result of violating RSA 266:26, and who applies for a registration with increased weight shall, upon payment of the statutory fee, be issued a corrected certificate of registration.  The registration fee for the increased weight shall be computed retroactively to the first month of the registrant's current registration.  The registrant shall be responsible for not carrying on the vehicle an amount in excess of the manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of the vehicle.  A request for increased weight registration shall be submitted, in person to a substation or authorized municipal agent or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (b)  If an applicant is able to prove to the commissioner that the vehicle has been structurally altered to carry a heavier gross weight than at the time of current registration, the weight increase shall be computed retroactively to the date of alteration of the vehicle.

 

          (c)  A registrant who applies for registration at an increased weight, other than (a) above, shall, upon payment of the statutory fee, be issued a corrected certificate of registration.  The registration fee for the increased weight shall be computed as of the date of application for increased weight.  A request for increased weight registration shall be submitted, along with the vehicle’s previous valid certificate of registration, in person to a substation or, in person or by mail, to:

 

The Division of Motor Vehicles

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, N.H. 03305.

 

          (d)  If a vehicle, after being weighed by any law enforcement officer, is found to be carrying a gross weight in excess by more than 20% of the total weight under which it was registered, the finding shall be considered prima facie evidence that the registrant of the vehicle did not pay the proper fee and register the vehicle for the proper amount of weight.

 

          (e)  If any person fails to increase the registered weight of his/her vehicle as provided by this section, and pay the required fee, the registration and plates of the vehicle shall be suspended by the commissioner, after notice and opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Saf-C 204.19.

 

          (f)  The registrant shall ensure that a vehicle is not registered at a weight in excess of the weight allowed under RSA 266:18, or a greater weight if special modifications have been made and the increase has been approved by the commissioner.  No refund of any excess fee shall be approved under circumstances in which a vehicle was registered at a greater weight unless the registrant provides proof that the vehicle was registered due to an error on the part of the department or a clerk, and that the vehicle has not been operated at a weight in excess of the weight allowed by law.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); amd by #8999, eff 9-29-07; amd by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 513  WEIGHING OF VEHICLES

 

          Saf-C 513.01  Suspension of Operator's License or Privilege.

 

          (a)  A person's license or privilege to operate shall be suspended after notice and opportunity for a hearing, in accordance with Saf-C 204.19, if upon the request of a law enforcement officer, any person shall:

 

(1)  Fail or refuse to stop and submit to a weighing of the motor vehicle by means of either portable or stationary scales; or

 

(2)  Fail or refuse to drive the vehicle to public scales for the purpose of weighing, or fail or refuse to drive the vehicle onto any scales.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 513.02  Suspension of Vehicle Registration and Plates.  Any person who violates the provisions of Saf-C 513.01 and is the owner of the vehicle, or the refusal or failure to submit to weighing occurs at the direction of the owner of the vehicle, the registration and plates of the vehicle shall be suspended after notice and opportunity for a hearing, in accordance with Saf-C 204.19.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

PART Saf-C 514  VEHICLE PLATES

 

          Saf-C 514.01  Issue.  For the purposes of this part, the word “issue” shall not include the issuance of replacement plates.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.02  Classification.  For the purposes of this part, the word “classification” means all types of plates issued by the department.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.03  All Plates.

 

          (a)  All registration plates, regardless of classification, shall have the words "New Hampshire" on the plate.

 

          (b)  All registration plates for passenger vehicles shall have the words "live free or die" on the lower border, in accordance with RSA 261:75, II.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.04  Agriculture Plate.

 

          (a)  Agriculture plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:82.

 

          (b)  Agriculture plates shall have 3 to 6 characters, 2 of which shall be the letters "AG", and the remainder of which shall be numerals from one to 9999.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.05  Ambulance Plate.

 

(a)  Ambulance plates shall be issued to vehicles validly licensed in accordance with RSA 153-A:10, II.

 

          (b)  Ambulance plates shall have 6 characters, the first 3 of which shall be the letters "AMB", and the last 3 of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.06  Antique Plate.

 

          (a)  Antique plates shall be issued, upon request, to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:89-a.

 

          (b)  Antique plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "ANTIQUE" on the upper border;

 

(2)  Have a replica of the old man of the mountain followed by one to 4 numerals; and

 

(3)  If a vanity plate:

 

a.  Have a replica of the old man of the mountain followed by one to 4 characters that conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.61(c); or

 

b.  Consist of 5 to 6 characters, without the replica of the old man of the mountain.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.07  Antique Motorcycle Plate.

 

(a)  Antique motorcycle plates shall be issued, upon request, to motorcycles registered pursuant to RSA 261:89-a.

 

          (b)  Antique motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word “MOTORCYCLE” on the lower border; and

 

(2)  Have 3 to 5 characters, 2 of which shall be the letters "AM", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.08  Antique Trailer Plate.

 

          (a)  Antique trailer plates shall be issued, upon request, to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:89-a, II, provided that the trailer is over 25 years old as specified in (b) below.

 

          (b)  An applicant for antique trailer plates shall provide proof of trailer age by presenting:

 

(1)  A title which reflects more than a 25 year old date of manufacture;

 

(2)  A registration which reflects more than a 25 year old date of manufacture; or

 

(3)  A statement, signed under penalty of unsworn falsification pursuant to RSA 641:3, from the current owner containing the facts which demonstrate that the trailer is more than 25 years old.

 

          (c)  Antique trailer plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “ANTIQUE TRAILER” on the right vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have 3 to 5 characters, 2 of which shall be the letters “AT”, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.09  Apportioned Plates.

 

          (a)  Apportioned plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 260:75.

 

          (b)  Apportioned plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "APPORTIONED" on the upper border; and

 

(2)  Have 3 to 6 characters, one of which shall be the letter “A”, one of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.10  Attorney General Plate.

 

          (a)  Attorney general plates shall be issued to vehicles of the New Hampshire attorney general and his/her deputy pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, attorney general plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “ATTORNEY GENERAL”; and

 

(2)  Have the years of term on the lower border.

 

          (c)  Attorney general plates may have the numerals one or 2.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.11  U.S. Attorney Plate.

 

          (a)  U.S. attorney plates shall be issued, upon request, to a vehicle owned and operated by the United States attorney for the state of New Hampshire.

 

          (b)  U.S. attorney plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “U.S. ATTORNEY”; and

 

(2)  Have the years of term.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.12  Automotive Recycling Dealer Plate.

 

          (a)  Automotive recycling dealer plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:123.

 

          (b)  Automotive recycling dealer plates shall have 6 characters, the first of which shall be the letter "J", the last of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The letter "J" shall designate the automotive recycling dealer plate, the numerals shall designate the register number of the particular automotive recycling dealer, and the final letter shall designate the particular plate in that dealer's series.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.13  Commercial Plate.

 

          (a)  Commercial plates shall be issued to commercial motor vehicles, as defined in RSA 259:12-e.

 

          (b)  Commercial plates shall:

 

(1)  Have 3 to 6 characters, one of which shall be the letter "A", one of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals;

 

(2)  If a numerical commercial plate:

 

a.  Have the letters "COMM" on the left vertical border; and

 

b.  Have a numeral from one to 999; or

 

(3)  If a vanity plate, have characters that conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.61(c).

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.14  Special Commercial Plate.

 

(a)  Special commercial plates shall be issued to one-third rate vehicles, as described in Saf-C 508.02, when the vehicle would otherwise have to register as an apportioned vehicle to travel interstate.

 

          (b)  Special commercial plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "SPEC COMM" on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have a numeral from one to 9999.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.15  Construction Equipment Plate.

 

(a)  Construction equipment plates shall be issued to construction equipment, as defined in RSA 259:42.

 

          (b)  Construction equipment plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters “CE” on the left vertical border;

 

(2)  Have 5 numerals; and

 

(3)  Have the words “CONSTRUCT EQUIP” on the right vertical border.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.16  Disabled Veteran Plate.

 

          (a)  Disabled veteran plates shall be issued to a vehicle registered pursuant to RSA 261:86.

 

          (b)  Disabled veteran plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “DISABLED VETERAN” on the upper border;

 

(2)  Have one to 4 alpha numerical characters; and

 

(3)  Have the statutorily-required universal symbol of accessibility.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12

 

          Saf-C 514.17  Disabled Veteran Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  Disabled veteran plates shall be issued to a vehicle registered pursuant to RSA 261:86.

 

          (b)  Disabled veteran motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “DISABLED VETERAN” on the upper border;

 

(2)  Have one to 4 alpha numerical characters; and

 

(3)  Have the statutorily-required universal symbol of accessibility.

 

Source.  #12914, eff 11-6-19

 

          Saf-C 514.18  Farm Plate.

 

          (a)  Farm plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:84.

 

          (b)  Farm plates shall have 3 to 6 characters, the last 2 of which shall be the letters "FA", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.17)

 

          Saf-C 514.19  Farm Tractor Plate.

 

          (a)  Farm tractor plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:83.

 

          (b)  Farm tractor plates shall have the letters "TA" on the left vertical border, followed by one to 5 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.18)

 

          Saf-C 514.20  Gold Star Plate. 

 

          (a)  Gold Star Plates shall be issued to a vehicle owned or held in trust by a mother or stepmother of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces, pursuant to RSA 261:87-c.

 

          (b)  A stepmother shall be eligible for a gold star plate under this rule if she:

 

(1)  Provides a marriage license which is dated prior to the armed service member’s 15th birthday; and

 

(2)  Provides a DD form 1300 to the director.

 

          (c)  If the vehicle is held in trust, the applicant shall provide a copy of the most updated trust document that demonstrates:

 

(1)  That the vehicle is owned by the trust, except that a current registration for the vehicle demonstrating that the vehicle held in the trust may be substituted for the trust document for this requirement; and

 

(2)  That the applicant is a trustee of the trust.

 

          (d)  A gold star plate shall not be issued to a stepmother if a gold star plate is already issued to a stepmother for that service member.

 

Source.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; ss by #12914, eff 11-16-19 (formerly Saf-C 514.19)

 

          Saf-C 514.21  Governor Plate.

 

          (a)  Governor plates shall be issued to vehicles operated by the governor of New Hampshire, pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, governor plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "GOVERNOR";

 

(2)  Have the years of term on the lower border; and

 

(3)  Have the state seal.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (formerly Saf-C 514.19); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.20)

 

          Saf-C 514.22  Executive Council Plate.

 

          (a)  Executive council plates shall be issued to vehicles of the New Hampshire executive council, pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, executive council plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “EXECUTIVE  COUNCIL”;

 

(2)  Have a numeral from one to 5;

 

(3)  Have the state seal; and

 

(4)  Have the years of term on the lower border.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by 8999, eff 9-29-07; ss by #10135, eff 5-23-12 (formerly Saf-C 514.20); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.21)

 

          Saf-C 514.23  Hearse Plate.

 

          (a)  Hearse plates shall be issued to vehicles designed and employed as hearses, and owned and operated by a person licensed and registered pursuant to RSA 325:20.

 

          (b)  Hearse plates shall have 3 to 5 characters, the first and last of which shall be plus signs, and the remainder of which shall be numerals from one to 999.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.21); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.22)

 

          Saf-C 514.24  House of Representatives Plate.

 

          (a)  House of representatives plates shall be issued to members of the New Hampshire house of representatives, pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, house of representatives plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "N.H. HOUSE" on the upper border;

 

(2)  Have the years of term on the lower border;

 

(3)  Have numerals designating the registrant's house seat; and

 

(4)  Have the state seal.

 

          (c) At the request of the speaker of the house, the director shall issue special number plates with title designations.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.22); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.23)

 

          Saf-C 514.25  Moped Plate.

 

          (a)  Moped plates shall be issued to vehicles described in RSA 259:57.

 

          (b)  Moped plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "NH" and the word "MOPED"; and

 

(2)  Have one to 5 alpha numerical characters.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.23); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.24)

 

          Saf-C 514.26  Motor Carrier Plate.

 

(a)  Motor carrier plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 375-A:17 and RSA 376:24.

 

          (b)  Motor carrier plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "NH" and the word "CARRIER"; and

 

(2)  Have one to 4 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.24); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.25)

 

          Saf-C 514.27  Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  Motorcycle plates shall be issued to vehicles described in RSA 259:63 .

 

          (b)  Motorcycle plates shall have the letters "NH" and the word "MOTORCYCLE".

 

          (c)  Motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have one to 5 alpha numerical characters; and

 

(2)  If a vanity plate, have one to 5 characters that conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.61(c).

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.25); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.26)

 

          Saf-C 514.28  Motorcycle or Moped Dealer Plate.

 

          (a)  Motorcycle or moped dealer plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:113.

 

          (b)  Motorcycle or moped dealer plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "NH" and the word "MOTORCYCLE"; and

 

(2)  Have 5 characters, the first of which shall be the letter "M", the last of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The letter “M” shall designate the motorcycle or moped dealer plate, the numerals shall designate the register number of the particular motorcycle or moped dealer, and the final letter shall designate the particular plate in that dealer's series.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.26); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.27)

 

          Saf-C 514.29  Municipal Police Department Plate. Municipal police department plates shall be issued to vehicles owned by a municipal police department and operated by municipal police officers pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

Source.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.28)

 

          Saf-C 514.30  National Guard Plate.

 

          (a)  National guard plates shall be issued to vehicles owned by a member, active or retired, of the New Hampshire national guard pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  National guard plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "NATIONAL GUARD" on the left vertical border;

 

(2)  Have the distinctive "MINUTE MAN" symbol; and

 

(3)  Have one to 4 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.28); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.29)

 

          Saf-C 514.31  New and Used Motor Vehicle Dealer.

 

          (a)  Motor vehicle dealer plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:104.

 

          (b)  Motor vehicle dealer plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "DLR" on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have 2 to 6 characters, one or 2 of which shall be letters, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The numerals shall designate the register number of the particular dealer and the letter(s) shall designate the particular plate in that dealer’s series.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.29); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.30)

 

          Saf-C 514.32  Passenger Plate.

 

          (a)  Passenger plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:52, which weigh 26,000 pounds or less gross vehicle weight, unless otherwise specified in these rules.

 

          (b)  Passenger plates shall:

 

(1)  Have one to 7 numerical or alpha numerical characters, none of which shall be preceded solely by zeros; and

 

(2)  If a vanity plate, have one to 7 characters that conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.61(c).

 

          (c)  The use of passenger plates on pickup trucks shall not classify the vehicle as a passenger type vehicle for the purpose of width restrictions set forth in RSA 266:12.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.30); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.31)

 

          Saf-C 514.33  Permanent Local Plate.

 

          (a)  Permanent local plates shall be issued to vehicles of local or county government, a school district, volunteer fire department, the civil air patrol, or a public or private educational institution used for the purpose of student driver training pursuant to RSA 261:92.

 

          (b)  Permanent local plates shall have 6 characters, the first of which shall be the letter "G", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.31); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.32)

 

          Saf-C 514.34  Permanent Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  Permanent motorcycle plates shall be issued to motorcycles of local, county or state government, a school district, volunteer fire department, the civil air patrol, or a public or private educational institution used for the purpose of student driver training pursuant to RSA 261:92.

 

          (b)  Permanent motorcycle plates shall have 3 to 5 characters, the first 2 of which shall be the letters "MC", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.32); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.33)

 

          Saf-C 514.35  Permanent National Guard Plate.

 

          (a)  Permanent national guard plates shall be issued to vehicles owned and operated by the New Hampshire national guard.

 

          (b)  Permanent national guard plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words “OFFICIAL” on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have 3 to 6 characters, the first 2 of which shall be the letters "NG", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.33); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.34)

 

    Saf-C 514.36  Permanent Unlisted Plate.  Permanent unlisted plates shall be issued to vehicles owned by entities described in RSA 261:92 upon request and in accordance with the requirements set forth in Saf-C 504.05(c).  Permanent unlisted plates shall also be issued to law enforcement agents of the federal government or other states.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.34); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.35)

 

          Saf-C 514.37  Postmaster Plate.

 

          (a)  Postmaster plates shall be issued, upon request, to one vehicle of a current postmaster.

 

          (b)  Postmaster plates shall be vanity plates which have the 5 numerals of the postmaster's zip code.

 

          (c)  Postmaster plates shall be surrendered to the department at the normal expiration date of the vehicle registration immediately following the termination of postmaster status.

 

          (d)  If a city has multiple zip codes, the postmaster shall be authorized to assign the remaining zip codes to postal carriers.  A postal carrier shall surrender the plates to the department at the normal expiration date of the vehicle registration immediately following his/her termination as a postal carrier.

 

          (e)  In the event a current postmaster does not wish to obtain a postmaster plate, he/she may request the department to issue a postmaster plate to a previous postmaster or to a postal carrier. The postmaster plates shall expire and be surrendered to the department immediately following the termination of the current postmaster's status.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.35); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.36)

 

          Saf-C 514.38  Former Prisoner of War Plate.

 

          (a)  Former prisoner of war plates shall be issued to a vehicle owned by a former prisoner of war pursuant to RSA 261:86, I(c).

 

          (b)  Former prisoner of war plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "POW" on the left vertical border;

 

(2)  Have 3 horizontal barbed-wire symbols; and

 

(3)  Have 3 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.36); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.37)

 

    Saf-C 514.39  Purple Heart Plate.

 

          (a)  Purple heart plates shall be issued to a vehicle owned by a person who was awarded the Purple Heart medal pursuant to RSA 261:86, I(d).

 

          (b)  Purple heart plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the purple heart medal with the words "PURPLE HEART" on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have one to 4 alpha numerical characters.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500), EXPIRED: 10-17-11

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.37); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.38)

 

          Saf-C 514.40  Purple Heart Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  Purple heart motorcycle plates shall be issued to a motorcycle owned by a person who was awarded the Purple Heart medal pursuant to RSA 261:86, I(d).

 

          (b)  Purple heart motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the purple heart medal with the words “PURPLE HEART” on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have one to 3 alpha numerical characters.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.38); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.39)

 

          Saf-C 514.41  Repair Plate.

 

          (a)  Repair plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:136.

 

          (b)  Repair plates shall have 6 characters, the first of which shall be the letter "R", the last of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The letter "R" shall designate the repair plate, the numerals shall designate the register number of the particular repairer, and the final letter shall designate the particular plate in that repairer's series.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.39); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.40)

 

          Saf-C 514.42  Repair Plate - Supplemental.

 

          (a)  A supplemental repair plate shall be issued to repairers as described in Saf-C 2005.02 and Saf-C 2005.03.

 

          (b)  Supplemental repair plates shall have 6 characters, the first 2 of which shall be the letters “RS”, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The letters "RS" shall designate the supplemental repair plate and the numerals shall designate the register number of the particular repairer.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.40); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.41)

 

          Saf-C 514.43  School Bus Plate.

 

          (a)  School bus plates shall be issued to vehicles described in RSA 261:141, III(q).

 

          (b)  School bus plates shall have 6 characters, 2 of which shall be the letters "SB", and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.41); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.42)

 

          Saf-C 514.44  Senate Plate.

 

          (a)  Senate plates shall be issued to members of the New Hampshire senate pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, senate plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "SENATE";

 

(2)  Have the years of term;

 

(3)  Have a numeral from one to 24 corresponding to the number of the senatorial district; and

 

(4)  Have the state seal.

 

          (c) At the request of the senate president, the director shall issue special number plates with title designations.

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.42); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.43)

 

    Saf-C 514.45  Sheriff Plate.

 

          (a)  Sheriff plates shall be issued, upon request, to vehicles owned by a sheriff's department and operated by county or deputy sheriffs pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  Sheriff plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "SHERIFF";

 

(2)  Have one or 2 numerals; and

 

(3)  Have the name of the county.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.43); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.44)

 

          Saf-C 514.46  Sheriff Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  Sheriff motorcycle plates shall be issued, upon request, to motorcycles owned by a sheriff's department and operated by county or deputy sheriffs pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  Sheriff motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "SHERIFF" on the upper border;

 

(2)  Have the words "NH MC" on the lower border; and

 

(3)  Have one to 3 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 (from Saf-C 514.43); renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.45)

 

    Saf-C 514.47  State Government Plate.

 

          (a)  State government plates shall be issued to state-owned vehicles pursuant to RSA 261:92.

 

          (b)  State government plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the word "OFFICIAL" on the left vertical border; and

 

(2)  Have one to 3 letters and one to 4 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.46)

 

          Saf-C 514.48  State Police Plate.

 

          (a)  State police plates shall be issued to vehicles of the New Hampshire state police pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  State police plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "DEPT. OF SAFETY" on the lower border;

 

(2)  Have the words "STATE POLICE"; and

 

(3)  Have one to 3 numerals.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.47)

 

          Saf-C 514.49  State Police Motorcycle Plate.

 

          (a)  State police motorcycle plates shall be issued to motorcycles of the New Hampshire state police pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  State police motorcycle plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "STATE POLICE" and "MOTORCYCLE"; and

 

(2)  Have a numeral from one to 999.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12 renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.48)

 

          Saf-C 514.50  Secretary of State Plate.

 

          (a)  Secretary of state plates shall be issued to vehicles of the secretary of state pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, secretary of state plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "SECRETARY OF STATE";

 

(2)  Have the years of term; and

 

(3)  Have the state seal.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.49)

 

          Saf-C 514.51  State Treasurer Plate.

 

          (a)  State treasurer plates shall be issued to vehicles of the state treasurer pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, state treasurer plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "STATE TREASURER";

 

(2)  Have the years of term; and

 

(3)  Have the state seal.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.50)

 

          Saf-C 514.52  Street Rod Plate.

 

          (a)  Street rod plates shall be issued to vehicles described in RSA 259:106-a.

 

          (b)  Street rod plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "STREET ROD"; and

 

(2)  Have a numeral from one to 999.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.51)

 

          Saf-C 514.53  Superior Court Plate.

 

          (a)  Superior court plates shall, upon request to the commissioner’s office, be issued to one vehicle owned by each active member of the New Hampshire superior court pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  Superior court plates shall:

 

(1)  Have one or 2 numerals;

 

(2)  Have the words "SUPERIOR COURT" on the left vertical border; and

 

(3)  Be distributed in ascending order pursuant to the appointment date of each justice.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.52)

 

          Saf-C 514.54  Supreme Court Plate.

 

          (a)  Supreme court plates shall, upon request to the commissioner’s office, be issued to one vehicle owned by each active member of the New Hampshire supreme court pursuant to RSA 261:91.

 

          (b)  Supreme court plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "SUPREME COURT" on the left vertical border;

 

(2)  Have one numeral; and

 

(3)  Be distributed in ascending order pursuant to the appointment date of each justice on the supreme court bench, except that the chief justice shall always be issued the lowest number.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.53)

 

          Saf-C 514.55  Temporary Plate.

 

          (a)  Twenty day temporary plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:57.

 

          (b)  Temporary plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the letters "NH" and "TEMP";

 

(2)  Have 6 numerals; and

 

(3)  Reflect the date of expiration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.54)

 

          Saf-C 514.56  Temporary Sixty Day Plates.

 

          (a)  Sixty day temporary plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:57-a.

 

          (b)  Sixty day temporary plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "60 DAY TEMPORARY";

 

(2)  Have 6 numerals; and

 

(3)  Reflect the date of expiration.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.55)

 

          Saf-C 514.57  Trailer Plate.

 

          (a)  Trailer plates shall be issued to vehicles described in RSA 259:113.

 

          (b)  Trailer plates shall:

 

(1)  Have 6 alpha numerical characters, one of which shall be the letter "T"; and

 

(2)  If a vanity plate, have the word "TRAILER" on the left vertical border, followed by 6 characters that conform with the requirements of Saf-C 514.61(c).

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.56)

 

          Saf-C 514.58  Transporter Plate.

 

          (a)  Transporter plates shall be issued to vehicles registered pursuant to RSA 261:115.

 

          (b)  Transporter plates shall have 6 characters, the first of which shall be the letter "T", the last of which shall be a letter, and the remainder of which shall be numerals.

 

          (c)  The letter “T” shall designate the transporter plate, the numerals shall designate the register number of the particular transporter, and the final letter shall designate the particular plate in that transporter's series.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.57)

 

          Saf-C 514.59  United States Congressman Plate.

 

          (a)  United States congressman plates shall be issued to vehicles of members of the United States House of Representatives pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, United States congressman plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "U.S. CONGRESS";

 

(2)  Have the state seal;

 

(3)  Have the numeral one or 2; and

 

(4)  Have the years of term on the lower border.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12

 

New.  #10135, eff 5-23-12; renumbered by #12914 (formerly Saf-C 514.58)

 

          Saf-C 514.60  United States Senator Plate.

 

          (a)  United States senator plates shall be issued to vehicles of members of the United States Senate pursuant to RSA 261:90.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements set forth in RSA 261:90, United States senator plates shall:

 

(1)  Have the words "U.S. SENATE";

 

(2)  Have the state seal;

 

(3)  Have the numeral one or 2; and

 

(4)  Have the years of term on the lower border.

 

Source.  #7972, eff 10-17-03 (See Revision Note at Chapter Heading for Saf-C 500); ss by #9995, INTERIM, eff 9-17-11, EXPIRED: 3-15-12