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Vehicle Registration Laws by State

Motor vehicle registration laws are decided by each state. For this reason, the rules for when and how to register vehicles can vary widely from state to state. Below, you'll find a list of vehicle registration laws by state, including how to register a vehicle, how much you will need to pay in registration fees, and other related information.

Alabama

The Alabama Department of Revenue website provides a helpful Vehicle Registration FAQs section.

Alaska

The Alaska Department of Administration Division of Motor Vehicles offers information about vehicle registration on its website.

Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation offers a variety of online vehicle services, including vehicle registration.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration offers an online service for vehicle registration renewal, which also has a frequently asked questions section.

California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles provides information about vehicle registration and title information on its website.

Colorado

The Colorado Department of Revenue's Division of Motor Vehicles provides a variety of information about vehicles, including vehicle registration.

Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles provides various online services, including vehicle services.

Delaware

The Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles has a variety of information regarding vehicle services, including vehicle registration.

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicle website's Vehicle Services section provides information about initial vehicle registration as well as registration renewals.

Florida

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides a helpful FAQs on Registration of Motor Vehicles section on its website.

Georgia

The Georgia Department of Revenue has a Vehicle Registration section on its website.

Hawaii

Hawaii doesn't have a statewide Department of Motor Vehicles; instead, each county has its own vehicle registration.

Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department provides information about vehicle registration and other vehicle services on its website.

Illinois

The Illinois Secretary of State provides information related to vehicle title and registration.

Indiana

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides information about vehicle plates and registrations on its website.

Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation's website offers information pertaining to registering a motor vehicle in that state.

Kansas

The Kansas Department of Revenue provides a variety of services and information related to vehicles, including vehicle registration.

Kentucky

Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet provides information related to vehicle registration and renewal on its website.

Louisiana

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles provides a helpful Frequently Asked Questions section, which provides information about various topics including title and registration.

Maine

Maine's Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides vehicle registration and plate information on its website.

Maryland

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website provides information about vehicle and title registration.

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles provides information related to the registration of motor vehicles in that state.

Michigan

The Michigan Secretary of State website provides information related to the title and registration of vehicles in that state.

Minnesota

Minnesota's Driver and Vehicle Services offers information related to vehicle registration.

Mississippi

Mississippi's Department of Revenue has a helpful Motor Vehicle Licensing FAQs section on its website that provides information about vehicle registration.

Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue provides information about motor titling and registration in that state.

Montana

The Montana Department of Justice's Motor Vehicle Division provides vehicle title and registration information.

Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about how to register a vehicle there.

Nevada

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles provides information and online services related to vehicle registration.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles provides information about vehicle registrations.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission provides information regarding vehicle registration on its website.

New Mexico

New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division offers information about the vehicle registration requirements in that state.

New York

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles provides information on how to register and title a vehicle.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles provides a Vehicle Services section, which includes information about vehicle title and registration.

North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation provides information and online services related to vehicle registration.

Ohio

Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides information related to vehicle registration on its website.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Tax Commission's Motor Vehicle Division provides information related to motor vehicle registration laws.

Oregon

Oregon's Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about titling and registering your vehicle in that state.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about vehicle titles and registration on its website.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles provides information and online services related to vehicle registrations and titles.

South Carolina

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South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Revenue provides information about vehicle registration in its Division of Motor Vehicles section.

Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Revenue provides information about vehicle registration.

Texas

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles offers information on how to register your vehicle on its website.

Utah

The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles provides information about registering your vehicle in that state.

Vermont

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle's website provides information regarding its motor vehicle registration laws.

Virginia

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has a section dedicated to vehicle registration information on its website.

Washington

The Washington State Department of Licensing provides information about registering your vehicle in that state.

West Virginia

West Virginia's Division of Motor Vehicles provides information pertaining to vehicle registration.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's website offers vehicle information, including information about vehicle title and registration.

Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation provides information about titles, plates, and registration on its website.

Getting Legal Help

If you have any questions about the motor vehicle registration laws in your state, or would like assistance with a traffic ticket, you may want to consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in your area.

FindLaw's Traffic Laws section can provide more information and resources related to this topic, including articles about traffic stops and traffic tickets.

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