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Driver Licensing

You may obtain or renew your driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles located at 154 Main Street in Salem, NH or any other State substation. New residents should be prepared to present the following:

  • A valid out-of-state license, which must be surrendered
  • The following forms of identification: an original birth certificate or certified copy, a valid passport, or a valid military ID.
  • Proof of residency. Acceptable forms include: a valid NH registration, a Town/City Clerk approval of residency, or a postmarked utility bill showing the service address.

Currently, the fee for a standard Operator License is $50.00. Additional fees are charged for Motorcycle and Commercial endorsements. Drivers under the age of eighteen (18) are required to complete a Driver Education Course, and show parental or guardian consent. Driver’s Licenses are valid for a term of five (5) years, expiring at midnight on the licensee's birthday.

The DMV in Salem is open from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday, and you may contact Driver Licensing in Concord at 603-271-2371 for more information.