New Hampshire Bill to Expand Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor


Legislation (H.B. 1183) to expand the range of vehicles eligible to use original year-of-manufacture license plates on antique motor vehicles was approved by the New Hampshire Senate and now moves to the governor for her signature and enactment into law.  The bill has already been passed by the House of Representatives.  Currently, only 1960 and earlier model year antique vehicles are eligible to use these plates.  Under the bill, eligibility would be expanded to include all 1975 and earlier model years. 

We Urge You to Contact Governor Maggie Hassan (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Her Support for H.B. 1183

  • In New Hampshire, an antique motor vehicle or motorcycle is “any motor vehicle over 25 years old which is maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest.”
  • Under New Hampshire law, to use year-of manufacture plates the registration plate matching the registration certificate must be carried within the antique motor vehicle.  Antique motor vehicles bearing a registration plate with the year of manufacture must also carry, within it, a valid antique motor vehicle registration certificate and permit. 
  • Under a Senate Transportation Committee amendment, the number on the antique plate must not be in use on another motor vehicle, motorcycle or trailer.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor Maggie Hassan to request her support for H.B. 1183.   Please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

Electronic Message:

Phone: (603) 271-2121
Fax: (603) 271-7640

Office of the Governor
State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301