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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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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Keeping Track of Your Vehicle Title and Other Paperwork by Kat Saks on

Vehicle ownership comes with its fair share of paperwork. When you have a slew of documents related to your ride, keeping track of everything can be tough. But, replacing a lost title, proof of registration, and proof of insurance can be even tougher! Save yourself some hassle with these tips for keeping track of your […]

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How to Replace a Lost Motorcycle Title by Kat Saks on

Did you leave your motorcycle title in the dust? A vehicle title should always be kept in a safe place, but sometimes even the most important documents go MIA. If you can’t find yours, you’ll need to get a replacement motorcycle title. Read on to learn how to handle a lost motorcycle title. Request a […]

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What to Do About Lost or Damaged License Plates by Alicia Sparks on

Simply put, you can’t legally drive a vehicle without tags. You must replace lost or damaged license plates as soon as possible. Of course, replacing them is a process like any other DMV transaction, riddled with state and situation variations. Complete a Replacement License Plate Application Most states require an in-person visit; some allow drivers […]

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Ordering Antique License Plates by Melissa Crumish on

Roll-up windows do not automatically qualify your vehicle for antique plates, or what some states also refer to as vintage plates, collector plates, classic vehicle plates, and historical plates. Before applying, check with your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Each state governs differently, but in general, you’ll find the vehicle must be a certain age, […]

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Qualifications for Disability License Plates and Placards by Nadia Ibanez on

Whether you are the caregiver of a handicapped relative, spouse, or loved one, or need a disability placard or license plate for your own personal use, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the application process. Disabled License Plates Vs. Placards First, let’s clear up the difference between plates […]

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Ordering Vanity and Specialty Plates by Josh Tyson on

Like it or not, you car becomes an extension of your personality. Many people even judge you based on the car you drive! If you are still rolling in the same Dodge Omni you bought in 1987, you might want to offset the, uh, understated antiquity of your whip with a sophisticated license plate. Maybe […]

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