Updated on December 4th, 2021
A New Hampshire boat bill of sale is a document used to record the sale of a vessel. The Division of Motor Vehicles requires the registration of all boats that are operated on public waters. Part of the registration process is proving ownership, which is where the bill of sale comes in. The form must provide a complete description of the vessel being sold, the agreed purchase price, and a signed sworn statement that all the information in the document is accurate and true. If the vessel in question is used for commercial fishing exclusively, its bill of sale should be accompanied by an affidavit (Form RDMV 633).
New Hampshire Boat Registration
All vessels in New Hampshire must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles. Registration can be accomplished by submitting the following documentation:
- Filled out and signed Boat Registration Application;
- A completed Bill of Sale and the owner’s driver’s license;
- If the boat is handmade, or the hull identification number was not assigned, a Verification of Vessel Identification; and
- A Commercial Vessel Affidavit Form RDMV 633 (if applicable).
The applicant should contact the DMV Boat Registration office at (603) 227-4030 to confirm the cost of their registration fee (can be found in 270-E:5 Registration Fees). The fees and above paperwork can be submitted in-person at a drop box location or at an authorized boat agent. It can also be sent in the mail to the following address:
NH Dept. of Safety
DMV – Boat Registrations
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305