Registration Renewal in Wyoming
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In order to drive or park your vehicle on Wyoming roads, you must annually renew the vehicle's registration with Motor Vehicle Services (MVS). In addition, the law requires maintaining car insurance. For quotes from different companies, visit our Insurance Center.
You can find more information about renewing below, starting at "Check Your Renewal Notice."
Register a Vehicle in WY for the First Time
If you just became a resident or purchased a new car, you must register your vehicle for the first time with MVS. Visit our Car Registration page if you harbor questions.
Register a Non-Operational Vehicle
If you put your vehicle in storage you do not have to file for non-operational status with the MVS.
When you return the vehicle to the road you will need to do the following:
- Have the vehicle's old registration certificate.
- Have proper ID.
- Have proof of vehicle insurance.
- Be ready to pay all applicable fees.
- Visit your County Treasurer's office.
If your vehicle is non-operational for less than 12 months, you must pay a full renewal fee. For example, if your vehicle was dormant for nine months, you won't get the benefit of a prorated fee for the remaining three months.
You should receive a registration renewal notice approximately two weeks prior to the month of expiration. If you don't receive one, call the County Treasurer for the county in which you registered the vehicle.
The notice will provide helpful information about your registration renewal, but an emissions inspection date isn't part of it―the state doesn't require these tests. You can still learn how to keep your vehicle clean at Smog & Emission Checks.
Your renewal notice will include your fee, too. The Wyoming County Treasurer's Association provides a fee calculator if you can't wait for your renewal notice to arrive. Fees are like car insurance in that you can expect to pay a higher rate for a vehicle that's new or is a luxury model.
Avoid Late Fees and Penalties
You won't have to pay any late fees if you miss the expiration date. However, a police officer might ticket you if he stops you while you're driving with an expired registration.
As of now, only a few counties offer online registration. Check with your County Clerk if this option is available to you.
- Have your renewal notification card or the expiring registration certificate. If you don't receive a notification, call your County Treasurer.
- Locate your proof of insurance.
- Have the registration fee.
- Visit your local County Treasurer's office.
- Have your renewal notice.
- Be sure to include insurance verification on the bottom of the notice.
- Mail the renewal notice along with registration payment to your County Clerk (address included on the renewal notice; call ahead for acceptable payment methods).
Upon receiving your registration decal, immediately affix it to the rear license plate's upper left corner.
The registration fee is divided into two fees: county and state. You can claim the county fee, which is the equivalent of a personal property tax, as a tax deduction. For expert assistance, consider contacting a tax attorney.
Keeping your vehicle running is easy if you adhere to some simple maintenance procedures. For instance, changing the oil, rotating the tires and replacing them when necessary, and taking your vehicle in for regular tune ups will help avoid any surprise repair expenses.
It's also a wise idea to protect yourself in the event of an unexpected mechanical breakdown. Subscribing with a roadside assistance program, purchasing an after-market auto warranty, and even taking the time to find a trustworthy mechanic are just a few steps you can take to keep yourself road-safe.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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