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Forms and Publications for New Residents

by Melissa Crumish on

After relocating and settling into your new abode, you need to address driver license and vehicle registration matters with your new state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The sooner you act the better. All DMV offices give new residents a short window of time to apply for new license plates and transfer their driver licenses. […]

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Forms and Publications for First-Time Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

Learning to drive comes with many challenges, including the application process. Trying to solve which forms to submit can be more difficult than figuring out how to parallel park. To help you along, the following lists contain all the possible forms and publications you may need – contingent on your situation and state – for […]

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The Certificate of Title: Why’s It So Important? by Cara Hopkins on

Your car title is the most important document you possess related to your vehicle. It is proof that you legally own your car and that you are its primary driver. Thus, a vehicle title gives the owner the power to complete a title transfer whenever selling, gifting, or donating the car; it gives the new […]

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How to Order Copies of Driving Records by Alicia Sparks on

Your driving record provides information about traffic violations, suspensions and revocations, and point accumulation (if applicable). You want a copy to make sure it reflects accurate information, and others, such as your insurance agent, want copies to assess what kind of risk you present. Ordering Your Own Driver Record Basically, there are four ways you […]

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Required Forms for Car Registration and Renewal by Melissa Crumish on

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices are document needy. Most vehicle and licensing transactions require at least one form of some sort. This bears especially true for car registration and registration renewal. Register Car First Time To legally drive you need license plates. To get license plates you must register the car with your DMV. Each […]

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Fender Bender Forms: Traffic Accident Documentation by Kat Saks on

Car accidents can happen even to the best of drivers. Even if you drive by the rules of the road, you might find yourself caught in an auto accident someday. In the event of an accident, you might need to fill out some paperwork. Find out what forms you need to fill out in the […]

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How to Obtain a Traffic Accident Report by Melissa Crumish on

A police report contains the facts and circumstances behind an auto accident. Car damage, passenger and driver injuries, witness names – it’s all there. Should the accident become a legal matter, the report serves as your paper truth, making it a must read for you, your traffic attorney, and your car insurance agent. Get Your […]

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