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 a Lost Smog Certificate by Melissa Crumish on

Proof of passing an emissions test is important. Some Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices require a smog test certificate (sometimes called a Vehicle Inspection Report) for vehicle matters like: Vehicle registration Registration renewal Lost registration replacement Title transfers If you wait to register until you find the emissions test certificate, you risk waiting too […]

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How to Replace Lost Boat or RV Registration by Alicia Sparks on

Generally, replacing a lost boat or RV registration is similar to replacing a car registration. You’ll need to: Complete your state’s application for a duplicate registration. Gather up the lost registration replacement fee. Deliver it all to your local DMV or motor vehicle registration agency. Depending on your state, you also might be able to […]

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How to Replace a Lost Registration Card by Kathy Teel on

If a policeman or highway patrol officer stops you, you must be able to prove that your vehicle is registered in your home state. Usually, this isn’t a problem – unless your registration card has become lost or seriously damaged. Fortunately, you can replace registration cards easily enough, though the process differs from state to […]

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How to Handle a Lost Vehicle Registration Renewal Card by Melissa Crumish on

Take heart: In terms of importance, a vehicle registration renewal card ranks low on the list of Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) documents you don’t want to lose. Still, it is a handy document to have in your possession. A typical registration renewal notice contains: Your vehicle registration fee. Registration renewal instructions, which, if applicable, […]

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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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