Registration Renewal in Oklahoma

Vehicle Registration Renewal in Oklahoma

COVID-19 Effects on Registration Services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state DMVs nationwide have closed office locations, extended license and registration expiration dates, and/or limited the transactions they are processing. If possible, residents should use the OTC's online services to complete any relevant transactions. Follow the OTC's most recent updates for the latest information.

Before your Oklahoma vehicle registration expires, you must renew it with the OK Tax Commission (OTC).

On this page you'll find information on renewing your vehicle registration online, by mail, and in person.

Your OK Registration Renewal Notice

Before your vehicle registration expires, the Oklahoma Tax Commission will mail you a renewal notice.

If you prefer to receive your renewal notice by e-mail, visit the OTC Convenient Auto Renewal System (CARS) website to sign up for paperless notices. You'll receive a renewal reminder on the first day of the month your registration expires.

NOTE: If you have lost or never received a vehicle registration renewal notice, you can still renew your registration (see “Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration" below).

Late Registration Renewal

You must renew your vehicle registration within 1 month after it expires or you will be charged late fees.

The Oklahoma DMV will charge you $1 per day until you reach a maximum late fee of $100.

If you renew your OK vehicle registration more than 1 year after it has expired, you will be charged:

  • Your current registration fees.
  • Additional registration fees for 1 year.
  • Any other applicable late fees.

Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration

You can renew your Oklahoma vehicle registration online, by mail, or in person

If you've already renewed your registration, you can check the status of your order by contacting the OTC.

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You can renew your vehicle registration online if:

  • You are renewing a standard license plate tag.
  • You are renewing a:
    • Standard non-commercial vehicle.
    • Commercial truck (restrictions may apply see OKCars).
    • Farm truck (restrictions may apply see OKCars).

If you are not eligible to renew online, you must renew your vehicle registration either by mail or in person (see below).

To renew your Oklahoma vehicle registration online, visit the OTC CARS registration renewal website and provide:

  • The last 4 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Your OK license plate/tag number.
  • Your Agriculture Exemption Permit (SMX) number, if applicable.
  • Your insurance information.
  • Your Oklahoma driver's license number.
  • Payment. (See “Fees to Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration" below.)

You will need a printer if you wish to print your renewal receipt.

By Mail & In Person

To renew your Oklahoma vehicle registration by mail or in person, you'll need:

  • Your registration renewal notice.
  • Your VIN, Oklahoma title number, or license plate number.
  • Proof of your insurance policy.
  • Payment. (See “Fees to Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration" below.)

Take the above to your local Oklahoma DMV office, or mail it to:

OK Tax Commission
P.O. Box 26940
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

Military Member Registration Renewal

If you are an active-duty military member, you can apply for a discounted $26 military registration fee. You can also have your late fees waived if you are out of state when your registration expires.

To apply, you'll need to submit a completed U.S. Armed Forces Affidavit (Form 779)* when you renew your registration (see “Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration" above).

Fees to Renew Your OK Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration renewal fees in Oklahoma depend on how many years your vehicle has already been registered with the Oklahoma DMV:

  • Non-commercial vehicles:
    • 1st through 4th year: $96.
    • 5th through 8th year: $86.
    • 9th through 12th year: $66.
    • 13th through 16th year: $46.
    • 17th year and over: $26.
  • Motorcycles:
    • 1st through 4th year of vehicle registration: $99.
    • 5th through 8th year: $89.
    • 9th through 12th year: $69.
    • 13th through 16th year: $49.
    • 17th year and over: $29.

Other fees:

  • License plate decal mail fee: $1.55.
  • License plate and sticker mail fee: $5.
  • Vehicle insurance processing fee: $1.50.
  • Late fee (if more than 1 month past due): $1 per day (up to a maximum of $100).
  • Discounted military member fee: $26.

Visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission website for a full list of registration fees.

NOTE: If you are a military member stationed out of state, you may be able to have your late fees waived. See “Military Member Registration Renewal" above.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

For online vehicle registration renewals, the Oklahoma Tax Commission accepts payment by:

  • Credit/debit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
  • E-check.

For vehicle registration renewals by mail, the Oklahoma DMV accepts checks made payable to the “Oklahoma Tax Commission." You must include your OK driver's license number on the check.

For registration renewals in person, contact your local Oklahoma tag agency to check what methods of payment are accepted.


U.S. Armed Forces Affidavit
Request a special annual registration fee from the Motor Vehicle Division if you or your spouse are in the U.S. Armed Forces. Must be signed by a commanding officer.
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