Driver Licensing

Obtaining or Renewing

You may obtain or renew your driver’s license at any State substation or at the Department of Motor Vehicles located at:

154 Main Street
Salem, NH03079

New Residents

New residents should be prepared to present the following:

  • Present a valid out-of-state license, which must be surrendered.
  • The following forms of identification: an original birth certificate or certified copy, a valid passport, or a valid military ID.
  • Proof of residency, acceptable forms include: a valid New Hampshire registration, a Town/City Clerk approval of residency, or a postmarked utility bill showing the service address.


Currently, the fee for a standard Operator License is $50. Additional fees are charged for Motorcycle and Commercial endorsements. Drivers under the age of eighteen (18) are required to complete a Driver Education Course, and show parental or guardian consent. Driver’s Licenses are valid for a term of five (5) years, expiring at midnight on the licensee's birthday.

Operating Hours

The Department of Motor Vehicles in Salem is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, and you may contact Driver Licensing in Concord at 603-271-2371 for more information.