Dmv vehicle registration renewal online
Department of Motor Vehicles
Renew a registration
You need to renew your registration before it expires. Your new registration documents will arrive in the mail in about 10 days. Renewing early will not change the new expiration date for your new registration. Members of the Armed Forces may have more time to renew.
You can’t renew a registration that
- is suspended or revoked
- is expired for more than 1 year 1
- has not been inspected in the past 12 months
Some registrations are not eligible. 2 Don’t renew online if you are eligible for a ‘no fee’ renewal. 3 The fee is on your renewal notice, and displayed on your computer screen when you renew online.
- your registration (plate) number what is this?
- your registration class what is this?
- the last name of the person on the registration (or business name)
- a credit or pinless debit card for payment
Mail the bottom part of your registration renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3) to the address listed on the notice. Include a personal check or money order payable to ‘Commissioner of Motor Vehicles’ for the fee.
If you don’t have your MV-3 or OP-3, use the Application for Duplicate / Renewal Registration (pdf) (MV-82D). If you do not know the correct amount to renew, send a check payable to ‘Commissioner of Motor Vehicles’, but do not write the amount.
Mail the MV-82D and your payment to
At a DMV office
Bring your registration renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3) and payment to a DMV office. If you don’t have your MV-3 or OP-3, complete the Application for Duplicate / Renewal Registration (pdf) (MV-82D).
My registration is about to expire or already expired
You can renew online up to one year past the expiration date. You can download and print a temporary registration that’s valid for 10 days after the day you renew. 4
My address changed
Your mailing address on DMV files must be current. You cannot change it during the transaction. First change your address online and then renew.
Note: If you file a request with the US Postal Service (USPS) to forward mail, there is no guarantee that the USPS will forward all DMV documents to your new address.
My name changed
You can still renew online but the new document will display your previous name. You cannot change your name during the online transaction. See how to change your name or other information on a registration or title.
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You cannot renew registrations online for
vehicles that are exempt registration fees – you must bring documentation that proves the vehicle is eligible for exempt status to a DMV office
vehicles that weigh 55,000 lbs. or more
semi-trailers with 6-year registrations
vehicles with an apportioned registration issued under the International Registration Plan (IRP)