Search
Search & Choose State
Stack of files and books

Required Forms for Car Registration and Renewal

by Melissa Crumish on

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices are document needy. Most vehicle and licensing transactions require at least one form of some sort. This bears especially true for car registration and registration renewal. Register Car First Time To legally drive you need license plates. To get license plates you must register the car with your DMV. Each […]

Continue Reading
A boat at sea
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 […]

Continue Reading
Two people in a boat on a lake
Boat Registration Requirements: How to Register Your Vessel by Melissa Crumish on

Before raising anchor in your new vessel, be sure it meets your state’s boat registration requirements. Rules and regulations vary by state, but in most instances the following vessels are exempt from registration: Boats restricted to private lakes and ponds. Small sailboats under a certain length (usually 12 feet). Non-motorized canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and rubber […]

Continue Reading
A man filling out a document
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. […]

Continue Reading
A hand holding a pen
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 […]

Continue Reading
A person filling out documents
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 […]

Continue Reading
Hand Filing Paperwork
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 […]

Continue Reading