Insurance Registration

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In most states, you need to verify your auto insurance coverage in order to legally register your vehicle. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Bring your proof of insurance form or insurance ID card to the DMV when you go to register your car or truck. Some states maintain an electronic insurance database where you only need to provide the name of your company.
  2. Register your car, then provide proof of insurance within a specific timeframe, which varies by state.

Your state DMV will check your auto insurance status to make sure you meet the legally required coverage minimums. Required coverages may include:

  • Bodily injury and property damage liability coverage
  • Personal injury protection coverage (no-fault states only)
  • Uninsured motorist coverage

Registering a Car After Moving to a New State

To register your car in a new state, you’ll also need to update or switch your insurance. You will need to register your vehicle within a specific timeframe, according to state regulations, but you also need to be insured in that state. So to make sure that you update your information in a timely manner.

If you’re new to a state and looking to switch insurance companies, we can help you get free quotes online.

Car Insurance and Online Registration

Instead of taking time off to stand in line at a DMV office, check to see if your state allows online registration to speed up the process from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Why Registrations Can Be Suspended

Failure to provide proof of coverage

Some states allow you to register your vehicle as long as you provide proof of insurance after within a certain amount of time. If this time elapses and you haven’t provided proof of insurance, the state will suspend your license.

After a car insurance policy is canceled

If your insurance policy is cancelled for any reason, you must provide the DMV with new proof of insurance within a certain timeframe, which varies depending on your state.

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