Online Motor Vehicle Renewal
We are pleased to offer our customers who are renewing their registrations the convenience of submitting renewal requests and payments online. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit and debit cards, and electronic checks are accepted for vehicle registration renewal payments.
How Does This Work?
Our service is only available to Portsmouth residents who wish to renew their registrations. It is not available for new, first-time, or plate transfer registrations.
Please have the following items handy before continuing:
Your vehicle renewal notice letter, which we will mail to you about six weeks prior to your registration's expiration date
Your Renewal ID (10 digit number); and Code (6 digit number) which are printed on your letter; and
A valid email address.
In most cases, your registrations will be processed and mailed back to you within 2-4 business days of submitting your online payment.
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Service listed below.
Terms of Service
By using this service, you confirm that you understand and agree to the following terms of service:
Submitting your request to renew your vehicle registrations is not the same as registering your vehicle. Online submissions do not constitute a contract or requirement for the City to comply with those requests. Until you receive your official registration form and decals, your vehicle is not considered registered. Missing or incorrect information, data transmission problems, and other causes may delay or prevent the processing of your registrations.
There is no fee to pay by checking or savings account. For credit card transactions the service fee is either $1.95 or 2.95% of the transaction amount, whichever is greater. There is also a $0.50 fee added to each vehicle to offset the City's postage/envelope cost of mailing your registrations and decals to you.