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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Estimating Your RV Registration Fees and Expenses

by Melissa Crumish on

When in the market for a recreational vehicle (RV), be sure to factor in RV registration fees and other registration-related expenses once it’s time to estimate the overall cost. How to Estimate Motorhome Registration Fees You’ll register your motor home through your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. Each DMV governs differently, using one, […]

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RV Home on the Road
What Qualifies as an RV or Motorhome? by Kathy Teel on

The term “motor home” is often used interchangeably with “RV.”¬† “Motor home,” however, is an informal phrase, used to describe a variety of recreational vehicles, while “recreational vehicle” (or RV) is a technical and legal term. Understanding which kind of RV or motorhome you have will help you with RV registration. In asking which vehicles […]

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Senior Disabled Man Getting Into the Car
Renewing a Disabled Placard/License Plate by Melissa Crumish on

How long¬† 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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