Special Licenses in New Hampshire
- Be 18 with two years of driving experience. To drive interstate, the minimum age is 21.
- Read and speak English.
- Have your name submitted to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on a roster form.
- Successfully complete driver and criminal background checks.
- Pass a drug test.
- Hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a school bus endorsement.
- Have a bus certificate.
Furthermore, you must:
- Pass a physical examination and have your physician submit the appropriate form to the Department of Transportation.
- Repeat, and pass, this physical every two years.
- Repeat and pass this physical every year, before the advent of classes, if you are 70 or older.
You do not need a CDL if you drive a shuttle bus or van that carries 15 passengers or less, including the driver.
Taxi driver license requirements are governed by each municipality. Check with your local city or town clerk for specifics.
New Hampshire does not require a chauffeur license.
Again, check with your local municipality for information regarding snowmobiles, ATVs and other recreational vehicles.
Boats, however, do require registration and proper training. Check this handbook for more information.
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