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    Vehicle Registration Renewal in Alaska

    Before your Alaska vehicle registration expires, you must renew it with the AK Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    On this page, you’ll find information about renewing your vehicle registration online, by mail, and in person.

    Alaska Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice

    About 30 days before your registration renewal month, the Alaska DMV will mail you a renewal notice, which is also known as a registration pre-bill or mail-out. Registrations are renewed every 2 years.

    It will include your vehicle information and registration fees.

    NOTE: If you did not receive a registration renewal notice, you can still renew your registration by the methods outlined in the “Renew Your AK Vehicle Registration” section below.

    Expired Alaska Vehicle Registration

    There is no late fee for registration renewals, but if your vehicle registration is expired or will expire within 30 days, e-mail the following information to the Alaska DMV at DOA.DMV.Webmaster@Alaska.gov:

    • Your AK license plate number, vehicle identification number (VIN), or registration renewal number.
    • Your name.
    • Your mailing and permanent address.

    Renew Your AK Vehicle Registration

    You can renew your Alaska DMV vehicle registration online, by mail, or in person.

    Online Renewal

    To renew your AK vehicle registration online, visit the Alaska DMV website and:

    • Make sure your current address is on file with the AK DMV.
    • Enter your registration renewal number OR license plate number and the last 2 digits of your VIN.
    • Pay your vehicle registration renewal fees and motor vehicle registration tax, if applicable. (See “Fees for Alaska Registration Renewal” below.)

    Your new registration documents and license plate stickers will be mailed to you within 2 business days.

    NOTE: If you don’t receive your registration documents and stickers within 14 days, e-mail the following information to the Alaska DMV at DOA.DMV.Webmaster@Alaska.gov:

    • Your license plate number, VIN, or registration renewal number.
    • Your name.
    • Your mailing and permanent address.

    By Mail or In Person

    You must complete and mail your registration renewal documents on or before the 5th day of your registration renewal month if you want to renew by mail.

    To renew your vehicle registration by mail or in person, you will need:

    • Your vehicle registration renewal notice.
    • A copy of your current Alaska registration.
    • Either a:
    • Payment. (See "Fees for Alaska Registration Renewal" below.)

    Take the above in person to your local Alaska DMV office or mail it to:

    State of Alaska
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    ATTN: Mailouts
    1300 W. Benson Boulevard
    Anchorage, AK 99503

    NOTE: You will be charged an additional $10 fee to renew in person unless your vehicle registration has been expired for over 1 year.

    Military and Out-of-State AK Residents

    If you are an active-duty military member, college student, or an Alaska resident temporarily out of state, you can still renew your registration online or by mail.

    See “Renew Your AK Vehicle Registration” above.

    If you are renewing by mail, you must provide both your current out-of-state mailing and permanent AK address. If you are out of state on vacation, you must also include a self-addressed envelope or letter with the address where you’d like your registration documents and license plate stickers mailed to.

    NOTE: While you don’t need an emissions test to renew your vehicle registration in Alaska, you should check with the state you’re in and make sure you comply with their emissions requirements.

    Fees for Alaska Registration Renewal

    Alaska vehicle registration renewal fees depend on the type of vehicle you own.

    NOTE: You are eligible for a registration fee and MVRT exemption for 1 of your vehicles if you are:

    • 65 years old or older.
    • AND/OR
    • Have a disability.

    Residents who meet the criteria above will also receive permanent vehicle registration license plate stickers/tabs.

    Non-Commercial Vehicles

    • Passenger vehicles/motorhomes: $100.
    • Trucks/Cargo vans under 10,000 lbs.: $100.
    • Trailers: $30.
    • Motorcycles: $60.
    • Farm vehicles: $68.
    • Taxis: $160.

    Commercial Vehicles

    • 0-5,000 lbs.: $180.
    • 5,0001-12,000 lbs.: $268.
    • 12,001-18,000 lbs.: $516.
    • 18,0001 lbs. and heavier: $662.
    • Tour buses: $300.
    • One-time fee for trailers: $20.

    Motor Vehicle Registration Tax

    If you live in one of the following areas, you’ll need to pay a motor vehicle registration tax in addition to your renewal fees:

    • Anchorage.
    • Bethel.
    • Bristol Bay Borough.
    • Cordova.
    • Dillingham.
    • Juneau.
    • Kenai Peninsula Borough.
    • Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
    • Kodiak Island Borough.
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
    • Nenana.
    • Nome.
    • Petersburg.
    • Sitka.
    • Unalaska.
    • Whittier.

    Please see the Alaska DMV website for a complete list of motor vehicle registration taxes in your area.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Online: VISA, MasterCard, or Discover credit/debit cards only.
    • By mail: Checks and money orders.
    • In person: Check with your local Alaska DMV office for accepted payment methods.

    NOTE: If you are paying by check, your name and address must be printed on it.

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