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Boat Registrations

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The Town Clerk is a Boat Agent for the State of NH.  ALL boat transactions require a valid driver’s license. 

Boat Registration Renewals can be done in person, by mail or by phone. Add $5 agent fee to the DMV renewal amount.
(There is no online renewal option for boat registrations)

In Person: at the Town Clerk’s Office, 12 Mountain View Dr. (behind the Post Office)
(You may renew a boat registration for someone else if you have the renewal notices signed by the owner or a boat registration renewal application completed and signed by the owner.) Boat Registration Renewal Application

By Mail: Make out Check to “Strafford Town Clerk”

Include renewal notices signed & Return Address

Mail to: Strafford Town Clerk, PO Box 169, Strafford, NH 03884

By Phone: Call (603)664-2192 X102, Renewal notices must be signed by boat owner and emailed to us ahead of time at townclerk@strafford.nh.gov. Have Credit Card Payment ready.

New Boat Registrations can be done in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, 12 Mountain View Dr., Strafford

You will need:

*If the boat is homemade or when a 12-digit Hull Identification Number (HIN) was not assigned to a vessel manufactured after 1972 or when there is no HIN present for any vessel manufactured for any given year, in addition to the above you will need:

Replacement Registration or Decals

Duplicate Registration: If your current registration was lost or destroyed, you may apply for a duplicate registration in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. There is a $20 charge.

Replacement Decals: If your decals were lost or destroyed, you may apply for replacement decals in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. There is a $4 charge. You must turn in the current validated registration. If you do not have the current validated registration you will have to apply for a duplicate. (See above)

Additional Information:

  • NH registers boats for the calendar year.
  • Notices are mailed to owners by the State of NH early each year.
  • Decals for the year are typically available mid-December.
  • NH DMV Boat Registration Information

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Town Clerk’s Office

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