Town Clerk

Registrations

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 www.nh.gov/dmv.

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 www.nh.gov/dmv.

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

As required by NH Law (RSA  466 :1), every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months or older shall annually have it registered and licensed. A current rabies vaccination certificate must be furnished at the time of licensing. Licenses run from May 1st to April 30th each year. Failure to do so will result in penalties and fines being assessed, however, due to COVID-19, late fees are being waived until June 30, 2020. The fee amounts are as follows:

·   $9.00 – Male/Female Dogs not spayed or neutered

·   $6.50 – Male/Female Dogs spayed or neutered

·   $2.00 – Senior citizens (65 years or older) for 1st dog

Absentee Ballots for the Upcoming Elections

State of NH recently passed HB 1266, which among other things, allows ALL registered voters to vote by absentee ballot for the September 8, 2020 State Primary and the November 3, 2020 General Election. To obtain an Absentee Ballot request application, please click on this link Absentee Ballot Application. In Section III of this application, you can check the boxes for both the State Primary Election and the General Election so that you automatically receive the November Election absentee ballot, when available, without having to make a new request. Please be sure to follow all the instructions on the application and on the absentee ballots. If you are do not have access to a printer, please contact the Town Clerk’s office #603-353-4404 and the Absentee Ballot request will be mailed to you.

The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Orford Town Offices, 2529 Route 25A. For the health and safety of both our poll workers and you the voters we highly encourage everyone to vote absentee ballot this year.
Don’t Wait!! State Primary Absentee Ballots must be received by 5:00 pm on September 8, 2020 in order to be counted.

We will be voting for Governor, US Senator, Rep in Congress, Executive Councilor, State Senator, State Rep, Sheriff, County Attorney, Register of Deeds, Register of Probate, County Commissioner & Delegate to the State Convention.

If you are an undeclared Voter you will need to choose a Democrat or Republican Ballot.

If you have any questions about the upcoming elections, please let me know. Deborah Hadlock, Town Clerk

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
E-mail: townclerk@orfordnh.us

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.

While the Town Clerk’s office is currently open, during the COVID-19 pandemic, before entering the office, please answer these questions:

  • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 72 hours without using fever reducing medicine, including a respiratory infection, fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
  • Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you returned from international or domestic travel within the last 14 days? Domestic travel is considered by plane, train or bus.

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, please do not come in.

Instead, please call the office for information on vehicle and boat registrations. You can also visit www.nh.gov/dmv to take advantage of online services, like online driver license renewal, ID renewals and online ticket pay.