New Hampshire Bill to Expand Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House


New Hampshire Bill to Expand Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

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 House Transportation Committee.  The bill will now be considered in a vote by all House members.  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 All Members of the New Hampshire House (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request 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. 

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact all members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives to request support for H.B. 1183.  

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, 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 State House of Representatives

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