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Old 04-17-2020, 11:12 AM   #1
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Has anyone gotten their boat stickers from Concord in the past few weeks? With the town office and local marinas closed and the Gilford MP shack a bit far, I sent my registration checks to Concord about two weeks ago. As of today, they haven't even cashed the checks.

Has there been any word on it being OK to boat without a 2020 sticker, since the state processes seem to be bogged down?
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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Same here - check was sent about 10 days ago.
No sign of it being cashed yet online.

I guess if they want to slow down the roll out of people getting out on boats due to the virus - this is one way to do it... Joke
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:42 AM   #3
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I mailed mine to Marine Patrol they turned it in about a week. If you check their website they have instructions for those who still need to do it.
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:47 AM   #4
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Has anyone gotten their boat stickers from Concord in the past few weeks? With the town office and local marinas closed and the Gilford MP shack a bit far, I sent my registration checks to Concord about two weeks ago. As of today, they haven't even cashed the checks.

Has there been any word on it being OK to boat without a 2020 sticker, since the state processes seem to be bogged down?
For what it's worth, I noticed I am one of only a few sporting current year decals, many of the boats in the water have '19 decals as I have seen. Not terribly unusual for being so early in the season.

I have seen one MP boat out and about last weekend. I doubt they will be terribly lenient if you are caught unregistered.
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:50 AM   #5
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My town hall got it done in a couple days last week through their drop box, but I agree it probably wouldn't be much of an issue if everything else (license/boater's cert) is in order.

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Sent mine in on 3/18, check cashed 4/2 and stickers arrived a few days later


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Old 04-18-2020, 02:51 PM   #7
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Got my boat stickers back in December (these were through the State). The car/trailer registration stickers arrived in the beginning of April but that went through my town (Moultonborough).
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Sent mine in April 2...stickers arrived today April 18.


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Old 04-19-2020, 05:03 AM   #9
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Town of Gilford was great 2 days no Problems
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:31 PM   #10
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So here is the question of the day, on this topic. Are places like Heaths hardware in Center Harbor still able to do registrations, as a essential business they are still in operation.....
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:37 AM   #11
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Default Quick turn-around

Dropped off renewals and a check in the Glendale drop box on the 10th.
Got a call from MP same day saying they received them and were being processed.
Had my stickers in the mailbox on Tuesday the 14th

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Heaths Hardware is doing renewals!
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did mine through winnisquam marine, they've got a drop box set up.
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #14
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Registrations went to the state on April 7'th, got the stickers back on April 22. Two weeks and a day. It is what it is.
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I sent my boat renewals and a check to my town clerk in Moultonborough and received my new registration within a week.
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:22 AM   #16
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I mailed mine just prior to the shutdown. I got it back in just a couple weeks.
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I e-mailed our marina with a photo of last year's registration, or better if you have this year's, and pout a check in the mail to them. A few days later got my new registration and stickers in the mail.
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Old 04-29-2020, 01:06 PM   #18
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I mailed my registrations and requests for Glendale stickers/passes to the Gilford Town Clerk on April 22. In my mailbox on Monday, April 27. An A+, magna cum laude for the Town Clerk's office.
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I mailed my registrations and requests for Glendale stickers/passes to the Gilford Town Clerk on April 22. In my mailbox on Monday, April 27. An A+, magna cum laude for the Town Clerk's office.
I second the endorsement of the Gilford Town Clerk staff. They are excellent! They will go out of their way to be helpful on any matter. From property tax questions to boat or vehicle registrations they give you the feeling that they are working for you.

If you are the second or third person to walk into the office you don't wait in line, someone else gets up from their desk to help you. That is far different than the experience I have had in other towns where they will act like they are doing you a favor to help you.
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Old 05-15-2021, 07:19 AM   #20
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New question...has anyone sent a boat registration into Concord for renewal in the last month and how quickly have you received the renewal? I mailed mine to Concord a couple of weeks ago and the check has not been cashed....I am getting worried about my launch date now.
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New question...has anyone sent a boat registration into Concord for renewal in the last month and how quickly have you received the renewal? I mailed mine to Concord a couple of weeks ago and the check has not been cashed....I am getting worried about my launch date now.
Donít be surprised if itís the post office causing the delay. We mailed a package with tracking and it didnít move from the Manchester distribution center for 14 days
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It definitely took longer this year. I called Concord after about 3 weeks (previously I got mine back unless that 2 weeks) to make sure I hadnít screwed up my paperwork. They told me that they were working on renewals received the week before mine was mailed and that there were issues w/slow mail delivery. Said if I didnít receive my new registration by the following week to call back. Came the Tuesday after I called.


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Old 05-16-2021, 12:31 PM   #23
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Like last year, I did mine at Heath's Hardware. 5 minutes. It takes the unpredictable, poor performing Post Office out of the loop.
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Like last year, I did mine at Heath's Hardware. 5 minutes. It takes the unpredictable, poor performing Post Office out of the loop.
And you have a choice as to which town gets the tax revenue by picking the town where you do the registration.
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What about new boat registrations? Is Concord the only option?
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What about new boat registrations? Is Concord the only option?
Since boats in NH are not Titled, the registration process carries less "weight" so I would think that a local business could handle it with the proper sales documentation. If someplace does renewals, CALL and ask them if they do "new" registrations and verify what documentation you need.
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Since boats in NH are not Titled, the registration process carries less "weight" so I would think that a local business could handle it with the proper sales documentation. If someplace does renewals, CALL and ask them if they do "new" registrations and verify what documentation you need.
Thanks, I did note that the NH site says for new boat whatís needed is:
Application
Bill of Sale
Drivers license
HIN
Check for fee.

I use Silver Sands for my primary (old) boat. So Iíll ask them about registering our new little RIB we got.
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we walked into the Northfield Townhall (Maskless) and did a new registration in about 15 minutes, lady behind the glass knows her business for sure!
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I'm amazed that people ask such questions on line instead of calling the local Town hall or marina. Or DMV. Relying on questionable information, based on less than full information on the internet mystifies me.
Wait until the next day's business hours and call the office.
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Since boats in NH are not Titled, the registration process carries less "weight" so I would think that a local business could handle it with the proper sales documentation. If someplace does renewals, CALL and ask them if they do "new" registrations and verify what documentation you need.

There is no difference between a new registration and a renewal, other than required paperwork. Both can be done at any registration site (state, town, dealer, store, etc) that does boat registrations.

I usually do mine at Winnisquam Marine or Dover Marine.
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I wrote a registration check May 11, mailed it to Concord that day or next. May 21 or 22 I got the registration in the mail. That seems quite reasonable.
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