Registration & Titling

Articles in the Registration & Titling category cover info on vehicle services, first-time registration, vehicle registration renewal, title transfers and change of ownership, smog and emissions testing and more for various vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, etc.).

DMV NOW kiosks like these are showing up in grocery stores across the Los Angeles area.

DMV Now: Making Registration Convenient Again

by Ryan Gallagher on

One-stop shopping in 2017: burgers, beer, deli meats, and… vehicle registration? No, it is not a partnership between Amazon, Walmart, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)—but it’s almost as convenient. Self-service vehicle registration kiosks are popping up in grocery stores around the greater Los Angeles area. These kiosks, branded DMV Now, are evidence of […]

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Roads throughout Tennessee are slated for upgrade under the IMPROVE Act, which increases registration fees and gas taxes to pay for them.
Vehicle Registration & Gas Tax to Increase in Tennessee by Ryan Gallagher on

The beginning of July brings with it renewed patriotism, a resurgence in barbecue use—and this year, higher prices for Tennessee drivers. In late April, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a roads bill, known as the IMPROVE Act. Effective July 1, the law increases state gas prices by a sum total of $0.06 and diesel […]

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Gas taxes and vehicle registration fees are on the rise in South Carolina, where state lawmakers are looking for ways to fund infrastructure improvements.
Gas Prices & Registration Fees Increase in South Carolina by Ryan Gallagher on

South Carolina drivers are now paying more at the pump and at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Palmetto State’s “roads bill” went into effect July 1. The new legislation put a tax on gasoline, increasing the amount drivers pay by $0.02 per gallon every year for the next 6 years. In addition, vehicle […]

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Fees for registrations and gasoline will increase in West Virginia as the state looks to finance a roads improvement plan.
Country Road$: West Virginia DMV Fees Increase by Allison Perrine on

West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) charges such as registration fees, inspection sticker costs, and more increased this month. In June, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 1006, which supports his highway financing and construction plan. The bill increases vehicle registration fees from $28.50 to $50 annually for gas-powered vehicles and inspection […]

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New York State counties may be able to keep more revenue from their local DMVs.
NY May Share More DMV Revenue with Counties by Ryan Gallagher on

A bill that would allow New York counties to keep a higher percentage of the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) revenue has just passed to the state’s Assembly. The bill is sponsored by state Senator Patty Ritchie (R-Heuvelton) and will raise counties’ share of DMV revenue from 12.7% to 25%.   “Our counties continue to be […]

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A late night Tweet is seen from the personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump
Despite the Constant Boring License Plates, Covfefe by Bridget Clerkin on

From autocorrect fail to automotive win. “Covfefe,” the mystifying phrase tweeted out by President Trump last month, has accumulated quite a following, and now drivers may find themselves literally following it on the road. Vanity license plates stamped with the term have already been issued in at least 22 states since the President unleashed the […]

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Car Emissions Measurement. Photo taken with SAMSUNG GALAXY K zoom
Illinois Emissions Tests—And Reminders—Are Back Again by Bridget Clerkin on

Need to renew your registration in Illinois? You’ll have to get in line—and it may take a while. Illinois drivers are now required to have an emissions test performed on their vehicle before they can renew their registration. It sounds like a routine regulation, but it’s the second time this year the Prairie State has […]

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