Replacing a Lost Registration in Utah

If you’ve lost or damaged your Utah registration card, license plate, or decal, you’ll want to replace them as soon as you can through the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and save yourself the stress of getting an expensive ticket.

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Replacing a Utah Registration

Replacing a lost or damaged vehicle registration in Utah is easy. You’ll need to do so in person—you can’t currently replace your document online or by mail.

Visit the nearest DMV office and provide your:

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • License plate number.
  • Payment for the $5 duplicate registration fee.

Duplicate Utah Plates & Decals

You can replace your license plate and/or decal either:

  • In person.
  • By mail.

In Person

To get a new license plate or decal in person, visit your local DMV office and present your:

  • Current registration.
  • Plate number.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Payment for the appropriate replacement fee:
    • Duplicate license plate: Varies based on plate type. See below for a breakdown.
    • Duplicate decal: $5.

By Mail

If you prefer, you can replace lost or damaged plates by mail. Provide the following:

  • A copy of your current registration card.
  • A written request for your plates.
  • Payment for the applicable fee(s):
    • Replacement plate fee: See the fees section below for prices.
    • $5 mailing fee (not applicable if you’re replacing personalized plates).
      • Make a check or money order payable to the “Utah State Tax Commission”.

Mail these items to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
Mail and Correspondence
P.O. Box 30412
Salt Lake City, UT 84130

Fees for Duplicate UT Registrations, Plates, & Decals

Here’s a breakdown of replacement fees for your vehicle documents:

  • Duplicate registration card: $5.
  • Duplicate plate decal: $5.
  • Replacement license plate*:
    • Standard plate: $15.50.
      • Postage fee (if requesting by mail): $4.
    • Personalized plate: $22 (includes postage fee).
    • Special group plate: $20.50.

*The replacement plate fee includes a replacement registration and decal.

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