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What Is the Beautification Fee in Hawaii?
Why does Hawaii have a Beautification Fee, and who pays it? Here’s what you need to know about the Beautification Fee in Hawaii.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Damage Disclosure Statement?
In some states, like Iowa, a damage disclosure statement is a requirement for certain car transactions. Here's what you need to know about damage disclosure statements.
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO): What Is It and How to Get One
New cars require a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO), or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO), before they can be registered at the DMV. Here's how to get one.
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
Arizona’s Vehicle License Tax (VLT), Explained
The Arizona Vehicle License Tax (VLT) is a part of a registered driver’s yearly fees and is calculated in place of a personal property tax that is charged in other states.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Renew Your Car Registration
Car registration costs and renewal periods vary by state, but you can easily renew your car registration by sending in the right forms and documents.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
How Verify a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Before buying a car, make sure you check out its history. The easiest way to do this is through its vehicle identification number, or VIN.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Register a Car
To register a car, you need to have the proper documentation. Here's what you'll need.
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Jerry
Apr 20, 2022
Do You Need Insurance to Register a Car?
Getting your car registered with the DMV requires proof of ownership, ID, and possibly an inspection. Proof of insurance is usually required, too. Read here to learn more about insurance requirements.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Private Party Vehicle Use Tax: What Is Tax Form RUT-50 in Illinois?
If you’re an Illinois resident with a car acquired via a private party, you should know about the RUT-50 form, a tax document required for private car buying.
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Jerry
Mar 24, 2022
What Is MVR-615 or Declaration of Elgible Risk in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, residents are required to file a declaration of eligible risk when registering their cars, also known as form MVR-615. Read this article to learn about the NC DMV's MVR-615 form.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What is Vehicle Registration?
Vehicle registration is a legal necessity proving you have paid all the fees and taxes to drive your car on public roads. It is not the same as car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Sheriff's Inspection Form in Kentucky?
The form essentially states that the vehicle purchased outside the state of Kentucky is "road worthy." Here's how to get one.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Remove a Car Registration Suspension in California
While having your car registration suspended is frustrating, the good news is that clearing the suspension is an easy process in California. Read this guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Motor Vehicle Examination Certificate in Kansas?
Everything you need to know about Kansas’ motor vehicle examination certificate.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Car Inspection, and What Happens if Your Car Doesn't Pass?
State car inspections don't just check for emissions standards, they check for a number of safety issues as well. Here’s a guide to explain what a car inspection is and what they look for.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Registration

How do you register a car in Alabama?
I just moved to Alabama and want to register my car here. How do I do it?
Will Baldwin
Nov 03, 2021
How can I get a copy of my car’s registration in Hawaii?
I was cleaning out my car the other day (and throwing out the mountains of trash my children leave behind) and realized I didn’t have my car registration in the glove compartment. I live in Hawaii and was wondering how I could get a new copy of my registration?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How do I register a new car in Arizona?
I recently purchased a brand new car and it was delivered to my house yesterday. I know it is not ready to hit the roads yet and I was curious how to register a new car in Arizona?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How long can you drive with an expired tag in New York?
I have an expired tag on my car in New York, and I don't have time to replace it soon. How long can you drive with an expired tag?
Eric Schad
Jan 28, 2022
How do you to register your car in Indiana?
I just got my first car. I purchased it from a friend and now I need to register it. How do I do that in Indiana?
Emily Maracle
Oct 25, 2021
How much does it cost to register a car in Michigan?
I’m buying my first car and I need to get it registered. I know it’s supposed to be pricey, but I’d like to know exactly what it costs. How much is it to register a car in Michigan?
Joshua Levy
Nov 17, 2021
Does the name on a vehicle's registration and insurance need to be the same?
I just bought a car and the title hasn't been transferred over yet. I have to get insurance before I can register it in my name. Will I be able to get insurance if the vehicle isn't in my name yet?
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
Do expired registration tickets impact your car insurance in Ohio?
I got a ticket for having an expired registration. Will this add points to my license or affect my insurance rates?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
How much do car tags cost in Ohio?
I’m getting a new car, but I’d like to be responsible about it. I’m trying to set a budget, but it’s impossible without knowing all the extra costs and fees involved—like registration and car tax. How much do car tags usually cost in Ohio?
Joshua Levy
Nov 19, 2021
How do I change my name on my car insurance?
I legally changed my name recently. Now I’m wondering how to change my name on my car insurance policy. Where do I start?
Chloe Jenkins
Sep 30, 2021
How long does it take to transfer a car title?
How long will it take to transfer a car title to someone else? I bought a new car, so I am selling my old Jeep to my sister. I’m working on completing the title transfer. But my sister is wondering how long it will take so she can start using the car.
Phoebe Mah
Nov 12, 2021
How do I register and insure a car?
I've just closed on my first car, and I'm taking it home in a week! I know I need to register and insure it before I can drive it, but I've never done that before. How do I make sure it's registered and insured before I drive it out of the lot?
Ben Guess
Nov 02, 2021
Can I change the plates on my car with an out-of-state driver's license?
I used to live in Illinois, but I moved to Missouri. I currently have an Illinois driver's license and Illinois plates, but I want to switch my plates to Missouri. Is this possible?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How long do car tags last?
I’m not sure how I’m supposed to know when to get new tags for my vehicle. When do car tags expire?
Hana Sabah
Oct 21, 2021
How do I replace a lost Michigan car registration?
Hi, I live in Michigan and I lost my car registration. How do I replace it?
Liz Jenson
Nov 12, 2021
How long can you drive with expired tags in Virginia?
My registration tags are set to expire soon and I don’t really have time to renew them. How long do I have until it's illegal to drive with expired tags?
Sean Boehme
Feb 28, 2022
Can my car insurance require me to submit my plates to the DMV if I remove coverage from my vehicle?
I have a car I only drive during warm weather. Since I don't need coverage in the winter, I asked my insurance company to remove it from my policy. They said I would be required to submit its plates to the DMV. Why?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
When you move but still live in the same state, do you have to change your address with the DMV?
Why do I have to change my address if I live in the same state? I live in Texas and moved to a new home about eight months ago. I never updated my address because it didn't seem important at the time. Last night, I was at a traffic stop and the officer said he would let me go with a warning but that I needed to change my license right away. Why does it matter that I haven't updated it?
Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
Can I register a car in Florida with an out-of-state license?
My state license is still in New York, but I've moved to Florida and want to get my car registered here. Can I still get insurance?
Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
Can I drive my car with a temporary registration?
I just bought my very first car. The car dealership gave me my temporary license plate and registration tags while I wait for the official ones to arrive. Can I travel anywhere with the temporary registration, or do I have to wait for it to come in the mail?
Melanie Mergen
May 11, 2022
What insurance papers do I need to keep with my in Georgia?
How do I need to have in my car to prove I have car insurance in Georgia? I know I need to provide proof of insurance.
Sophie Newman
Jul 20, 2021
How can I register my car online in Idaho?
I purchased a new car from a private seller the other day, and I am ready to register it. How can I register my vehicle online in Idaho?
Shannon Martin
Nov 10, 2021
How do I get my car inspected in New Jersey after I moved to Oregon?
I moved to Oregon 10 months ago, and I just got a notice in the mail from the State of New Jersey that says my car is months overdue for inspection. What should I do?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How much is it to register a car in Vermont?
I’m permanently moving soon and was wondering, how much does it cost to register a vehicle in Vermont?
Jack Walsh
Oct 25, 2021
How do I register my car in Kansas?
I'm moving to Kansas next week, and I know I’ll need to update all of my car’s information as soon as possible. What’s the process for registering my car in Kansas?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 01, 2021
How can I register my new car in Kentucky?
How do you register a car in the state of Kentucky? I left my old car in California and I’m planning to pick up my new one next week. I want to get it registered as soon as possible, but I’m not sure about the state laws. How do I register my car?
Shannon Martin
Oct 21, 2021
How do you register a car in Idaho?
I just moved to Idaho, and I’ve been a little overwhelmed with everything, but I know I need to register my car here soon. How do I register my car in Idaho?
Will Baldwin
Nov 24, 2021
Can I get car insurance on my grandma's car?
My grandma is giving me a car. She doesn't drive anymore, so the car currently doesn't have insurance. Am I able to get car insurance for it?
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
How do you find someone’s car registration?
My dad lost his vehicle registration out of the blue, and we have searched every inch of his car without success. Is there anywhere else we can look? How can I find someone's car registration?
Carlos Kirby
Nov 11, 2021
How can I change the name on my insurance card after getting married?
I recently got married and took my husband's name. I'm currently updating all of my legal documents, but I've never had to do this with my car insurance before. How can I change the name on my car insurance card?
Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021

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