Motor Vehicle Registration

Vehicles can be registered during regular office hours. Please bring your current registration(s) and driver’s license with you. If you are registering a vehicle that is new to you, you must present a Statement of Origin or a valid Title for vehicles year 2000 to the present or for trailers 3001 lbs. and over. Vehicles older than this or trailers less than 3001 lbs., require a bill of sale and one of the following:
1. A valid Title
2. A previous NH registration
3. A completed Vin Verification form
(available at the office or online on the NH-DMV website)

If you wish to transfer your plates to another vehicle, you must surrender your present registration to the State of NH. Should you lose your registration or require a replacement, you can purchase one at the town office.

Voter Registration 

Voter registration forms and Absentee Ballots for Federal and State Elections are available at the office.  Residents also have to come to the office to get an absentee ballot when planning to be out of town during an election.

NH DMV Transitioning to Appointment Only Services

Concord NH – Due to concern for the health and safety of its customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting Monday, March 23 the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles will have limited walk-in services, by appointment only, and will be consolidated to five locations:

Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain.

Starting Friday, customers can call (603) 227-4000 to schedule an appointment. Customers should take advantage of the DMV’s online services, including online driver license renewal, ID renewals, and online ticket pay at

All driver license road exams are canceled until Friday, April 3, 2020.

NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates, issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through April 30, 2020. These extensions do not apply to vehicle registration renewals. Please visit your town website for vehicle registration renewal options.

NH DMV non-commercial driver licenses and non-driver identification cards that are expired or set to expire between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 are eligible for a 6-month extension. Customers should take advantage of this option by calling (603) 227-4020. An applicable renewal fee will be due at the time of the call. To learn more about 6-month license extensions, please go to

Licenses & Certificates

Certified Copies of Birth and Death Certificates and Marriage Licenses
Certified copies of birth, marriage, and death records may be obtained at the Town Office. The current fee is $15.00 per copy.  Additional copies of the same record are $10.00 each.  You can obtain Marriage Licenses at the Town Office for a fee of $50.00.  Both parties must be present.  Please bring a photo ID and any Divorce Decree or Annulment paperwork.

Dog Licenses

All dogs must be licensed before May 1st each year. Failure to do so will result in penalties and fines being assessed. The fee amounts are as follows:

·   $6.50 – Dogs spayed or neutered

·   $9.00 – Dogs not spayed or neutered

·   $2.00 – Senior citizens (65 yrs.) for 1st dog

When registering your dog, you have to provide the town clerk with a
current rabies certificate and proof of alteration.

Contact & Hours

TOWN CLERK – the Town Clerk’s office is in the Town Office

Debbie Hadlock – Town Clerk
Deputy Town Clerk – Susan Hinchliffe
Phone: 353-4404

Office Hours:
Tuesday 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 – 11:00 AM

The Town Clerk’s Office accepts payment in the form of cash or check, only.

Town of Orford 2020 Election Results

Harrison Pease – 257

Select Board
Ruth Hook – 89
Fred Kidder II – 176

Town Clerk
Deborah Hadlock – 263

Tax Collector
Deborah Hadlock – 261

Supervisor of the Checklist
Jane Hebb – 248

Planning Board (2)
Roberta Gray – 55
Faith Knapp – 54

For additional write in information, please contact the Town Clerk