Town Clerk: Services (motor vehicles, dog licenses, vital records, marriage licenses, boat renewals)

The Town Clerk's office is currently closed to the public.  Many of our services can be performed online. Please read the guidelines below for how to complete transactions at this time.

For the best service and fastest reply, please email any questions to  You may also call us at 603-483-5573 during regular business hours.  We will assess your needs and assist you in the most appropriate, safest way possible.

How To - Guideline for completing transactions at this time

MOTOR VEHICLES (Renewals - with no changes)

  • Online: Renew online, by computer or smart phone.  
  • By Phone: If you do not have a computer or smart phone, call 483-5573 during normal business hours. Renewals will be processed over the phone with credit card payment.  
  • By Mail or DropOff: Mail (or dropoff in our drop box) a check along with a copy of your registrations to Town Of Candia, Town Clerk, 74 High St, Candia NH 03034.  Cost estimates are available on the Payment Services website (click on the car icon).

MOTOR VEHICLES (New motor vehicles, transfers, new residents, town-only)

  • DropOff: For all new registrations (motor vehicle, trailers and boat):  Please leave the following items in the drop box at the Town Office front door:
  1. A photo copy of a picture ID of everyone listed on the title or title application/ purchaser of boat
  2. A phone number where you can be reached
  3. A check made out to the Town of Candia.  The Town Clerk will fill in the amount due and include a photocopy of the check in your packet.  If you prefer to pay by credit card, please make a note of it and include a phone number where you can be reached; you will be contacted at the time of transaction for payment.

Also include:

  • For vehicles and trailers model year 2000 or newer and trailers over 3,000 lbs:  The Town Clerk’s copy of a title application for the vehicle or trailer, or the original title completed including buyers name(s) address, date of sale, odometer reading, signature of seller, and signature of buyer(s), date
  • For vehicles model year prior to 2000 or trailers under 3,000 lbs – trailer plus load (gvw):  The previous owners registration or a complete verification of vin form:
  • For plate transfers: Include the original current registration from which you are transferring the plates, as well as the applicable items above.
  • For vanity plates: The application for vanity plate:
  • For a new boat:  A copy of the bill of sale


  • Online: Renew online, by computer or smart phone.   
  • By Mail or DropOff: Mail (or dropoff in our drop box) a check to Town Of Candia, Town Clerk, 74 High St, Candia NH 03034.  Spayed/neutered dogs $6.50, not spayed/neutered $9.00, senior citizen $2.00. Please include proof of age if paying senior rate for the 1st time.
  • By Phone: Call 483-5573 and process over the phone with credit card payment.

Online registration tip:  Drop proceeding zeros from the tag.  For example, tag 19-00200 input 19-200.  Check your paper license from 2019 for accuracy.



  • Contact us via email or phone: Marriage licenses must be done in person. Both parties must be present.  Please have a photo IDs, divorce decrees and/or death certificates if applicable.
  • [April 20, 2020 update] Marriage licenses will be issued within one week of a firm wedding date.  We will process only 2 licenses per week – one on Tuesdays, and one on Thursdays.  Please contact us to secure an appointment. All appointments are first come first serve at the discretion of the Town Clerk.


  • Unfortunately boat renewals can not be done online. To renew boats at this time, you may either drop off a copy of your boat registration and check to Town of Candia in the drop box at the entrance to Town Hall or call to renew over the phone with a credit card (subject to a 2.79% convenience fee).


  • Contact us via email or phone:  We will assess your needs and assist you in the most appropriate, safest way possible.

What else you should know:

  • [August 3, 2020 update] If you register/license/vital request online, there is a $1.50 e-Check fee.  Fees are calculated per transaction, not by number of items you renew on a single transaction.
  • If you pay by credit card, there is a 2.79% convenience fee levied by our credit card processing company. 

For your convenience, here is the direct link to our Payment Services.

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 We thank you for your patience & understanding during this unprecedented time. 

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Source: Town Clerk

Category: COVID-19 Town Services

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