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Vehicle Registration

After you buy a car, you’ll need to register it with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Secretary of State (SOS), Department of Revenue (DOR), or Motor Vehicle Division (MVD), depending on your location.

Before you can register your vehicle, it will likely need to:

  • Have a title in your name
  • Pass an emissions test or smog check
  • Pass a vehicle safety inspection
  • Have car insurance

Register Your Car in Your State

If you want to register a vehicle with a branded title, abandoned vehicle title, or a salvage title, contact your state DMV/motor vehicle agency before visiting your local office. There may be certain forms and registration fees you’ll need to provide to proceed.

Select your state above for more information on:

  • Required registration documents
  • Vehicle registration forms
  • Registration fees
  • County/state taxes, if applicable
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