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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How to Replace Lost Registration and Tags

by Josh Tyson on

So, you lost your car registration? Don’t fret. It happens. Losing a vehicle registration certificate or license plate tag (those small, square registration stickers that fasten to the rear license plate) is so common, all Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices have easy systems in place for obtaining replacements. Order Duplicate Car Registration Certificate Keep […]

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How to Register a Scooter or Moped by Alicia Sparks on

Your state determines how you should register a scooter or moped – and even whether you have to register it. Surprised? When to Register a Scooter or Moped Most states require owners to register any scooter, moped, or motorized bike with a 50cc or larger engine. Keep in mind this is on a general rule […]

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Change of Address on Vehicle Registration and Titles by Melissa Crumish on

The whirl of disorganization follows every jump to a new address. Top priorities on your Things to Do list easily get sidetracked. Instead of notifying the utility company you spend hours deciding on where best to hang the framed motivational quote poster. Next thing you know you’re sitting in the dark eating Pop-Tarts for dinner. […]

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Which Vessels Require Boat Registration? by Nadia Ibanez on

If you live near an open body of water like a lake, ocean, or river, you may be one of the lucky few who get the chance to own a boat for your personal use. Once you’ve picked out your dream boat’s make and model, the next step to take is to register the toy […]

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Getting a Duplicate Title With a Lien by Alicia Sparks on

So, you need to replace your vehicle title but the bank technically still owns your car? Don’t worry. Title transfers are a huge part of every motor vehicle agency’s business, so most, if not all, states have a few simple steps in place for replacing a lost title when the vehicle has a lienholder. 1. […]

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Requirements for Replacing a Lost or Damaged Title by Melissa Crumish on

If you’ve lost your vehicle title or if it inadvertently got fed into the shredder, you need to order a duplicate title. Even if your car is not on the market, you’ll eventually need the title for when the day comes to sell. Regardless of what state you call home, all title transfers require vehicle […]

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Using Power of Attorney to Obtain a Duplicate Title by Melissa Crumish on

It staggers the mind how vehicle titles go missing as readily as socks in a laundromat. Especially given the importance of the document for conducting title transfers. The only good that comes from this is that Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices have become well practiced in processing duplicate title applications. The state motor vehicle […]

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