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.).

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Renewing a Disabled Placard/License Plate

by Melissa Crumish on

How longĀ  your handicapped plate (permanent) or placard (temporary) is valid depends on your state and your disability. Read on for info on being allowed to renew. Renew Temporary Disabled Placard In most states, you’ll find temporary handicap placards are valid for: Six months, or The date noted by your certified medical expert on your […]

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Changing Your Name on Your Car Title and Registration by Melissa Crumish on

If you change your name due to divorce, marriage, court order or creative caprice, you will need to notify your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This will help avoid any potential confusion or problems in the future, especially in the way of car titles and vehicle registration certificates. Is Name Change Notification Mandatory? Depending […]

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Tax Deduction for Vehicle Registration Fees by Kathy Teel on

Several factors can affect the used car taxes you pay, including: The vehicle’s weight. The type of license plate you’re getting. The state in which you’re registering the vehicle. Whether the car is a trade in. Vehicle Registration Tax Calculator Every state has a different way of calculating the fees for used cars; checking out […]

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When Do You Need to Title and Register Your Trailer? by Kathy Teel on

In most jurisdictions, state law stipulates that you have thirty days from the purchase to title and register your trailer. Use this as a guideline and not a rule, because state laws always vary. Be aware that not every state titles and registers trailers; however, not titling and registering a trailer in a state that […]

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