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It’s time to renew your vehicle registration. What should you keep in mind to ensure the process goes quickly and your title registration is complete? Whether you are renewing the registration for your boat, vehicle, snowmobile, or light trailer, there are a few things it is best to remember. The date to renew your registration is reported on your registration documents. Renewal notices are also mailed to you before your registration is due. If you are afraid that your notice may not reach you, you may want to sign up for paperless. There are green options, such as email notices, which allow you peace of mind.

However, keep in mind a vehicle registration cannot be renewed if the following apply:

  • A registration is renewed or revoked.
  • The registration has expired more than a year ago.
  • Your vehicle and registration has not been inspected in a year.

However, these rules may not apply if you are a military member serving overseas. In this case, you will not be penalized for not having your registration inspected in a year.

This would also be a great time to check up on your car insurance. Why not see if you can cut your cost a bit by calling for a free quote, (877) 459-6950.

Registering Online

Did you can renew registrations for most vehicles online, including motorcycles and snowmobiles? Still, you shouldn’t renew if you are eligible for a ‘no fee’ renewal. Keep in mind not all vehicles are eligible and your computer must accept cookies. Following renewing online, drivers can download a temporarily registration that is valid for 10 days past the day the registration is due. To renew, however, you will need: A registration plate number, the registration class, the last name of the person or business on the registration, and a pinless debit or credit card for payment.

Tips to Remember

  • You may not be able to renew if your address is not current and up-to-date. If you have changed your address, you shouldn’t depend on the U.S. Postal Service to forward your vehicle registration information. If a request has been filled out to have mail forwarded, this is no guarantee that the Postal Service will forward mail to your new address and you will receive notices.
  • A name change does not necessarily mean you are required go in person to renew a vehicle registration. You can still register online, even if a vehicle registration renewal form is showing an incorrect name. You may not be able to change the information immediately. The only way this information may be changed online is you must give your first, middle, and last name for DMV Records.
  • When changing your name, you must bring documents which support this fact. A marriage certificate, U.S. divorce documents, court papers stating a name change and at least six points of identification are proof of your new name.
  • There is no fee required to change your name on your registration documents and title certification. If you have had a name change, the DMV Office can mail you new documents which reflect the new name and note the name change. Though the new registration documents are given to you immediately when you apply, it can take 60 to 90 days for a title to arrive by mail.

To speak with a representative to get a Free Car InsuranceQuote, call (877) 459-6950

For the official NY DMV website click here.