Sometimes people misplace their car registration paperwork. Luckily, if your car registration is lost, there are systems in place so that obtaining replacement vehicle registration is a fairly simple process. In most states, you will have the option to request replacement registration from the DMV in person, by mail, or online.
The procedure to receive the paperwork to replace your old registration varies from state to state, but in general, it will go something like the steps below. Continue reading to understand the general requirements for a car registration replacement, but keep in mind that specific procedures may vary according to your state.
- Download, fill out, and sign an application for registration replacement. You should be able to access the form on your DMV’s website.
The application will ask you to explain why you need to receive a new registration
You will also need to provide identifying information about yourself including your name, address, drivers license number, and license plate number.
- Pay the charge for DMV duplicate registration, this is typically around $20.
- Submit your form online, through mail or go in person to drop off your form at the DMV.
If you have a feeling that your original registration paperwork was stolen you should report this to the police.
Sometimes you will have to update your car registration before you are due for a registration renewal.
If you move to a new state, you will need to change your car registration even if your paperwork is current.
In order to change your registration to your new address, you will also need to transfer your car insurance policy. Discover how to complete this process on the next slide.