Vehicle Registration Information

If you have a vehicle to register for the first time, you will need to come to the Town Office.  Re-registrations can be done online or at the Town Office.  Excise tax is paid as a percentage of the MSRP when the vehicle was new. 

Various Specialty Plates are available in our office and are an additional $20 for the first year with most falling to $15 every year thereafter.  Vanity plate are an additional $25 each year and are available only through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

To register a new vehicle purchased from a dealer please bring:

  • Proof of Residency if you are new to Town
  • Application for title (this will be blue) or title (all vehicles 1995 and newer require Titles)
  • Bill of sale (this shows you paid sales tax)
  • Munroney Label (this is the window sticker and is only required on brand new vehicles)
  • Proof of Insurance

To register a new vehicle purchased in a private sale please bring:

  • Proof of Residency if you are new to Town
  • Title transferred by a signature on the back (all vehicles 1995 and newer require Titles)
  • Bill of sale (please include vin number, discription of vehicle, sellers name and address and price)
  • Proof of Insurance

To register a vehicle previously registered in a different State please bring:

  • Proof of Durham Residency
  • Title (all vehicles 1995 and newer require Titles) or name and address of lien holder
  • Original registration from previous State
  • Proof of Insurance

To reregister a vehicle please bring:

  • Proof of Residency if you are new to Town
  • Most recent registration (this is important if you have never registered the vehicle in Durham)
  • Proof of Insurance