If I have two homes, where do I register my car?

I just bought a second home, but now I don’t know what to do about my car registration. Where should I register my car if I have more than one home?

Holden Easterbrook · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
To keep things simple, if you have two homes, you should
register your car
at your primary address, which is the address where you spend (or plan on spending) most of your time.
If you’re not sure where that is, consider the following:
  • What address is on your
    driver’s license
  • What is your primary mailing address?
  • Are you planning on spending a significant amount of time at one address over the other?
Once you’ve thought it through, you’ll want to make sure that all your other documents have the same address listed as your primary residence. This is especially true for your
car insurance policy
If you have more than one vehicle, it’s possible to register each car in a different state. But since every state does registration a little differently, you’ll need to make sure you meet each state’s requirements when re-registering your vehicles. 
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