What do I need to register my car in NY?You must be asking yourself; what do I need when registering a car in NY? NYS DMV registration requires;
Step 1: Insure Your VehicleThis is mandatory before registration. You must register your vehicle within 6 months (180 days) of the effective date on your Insurance Identification Card.
Step 2: Visit the DMV with these documents
- New York State Insurance Identification Card. New York State does not accept insurances from other states.
- Complete the NY DMV registration form (Form MV-82) Your
- Present the title of your vehicle.
- Complete the claim for sales tax exemption to be exempted of tax if you bought the vehicle before moving to New York.
- Make a payment of the registration, which is based on your vehicle's weight.
- Proof of incorporation if you are registering the vehicle for an enterprise.
- Name and address of the lienholder
- Number of liens (if available)
- Date when the title was issued by DMV
Duplicate title NYAs a car owner, application of a duplicate title can be done online, through the mail and in person at your local DMV office. One can also order a duplicate title online at the DMV website if;
- You own the title
- A title has not been processed in a span of 15 days.
- There are no other changes made with the data listed on the title.
- The address on your registration and title match your current mailing address.
Step 3: Collect these documents from the DMVThese documents are ready to be provided within 1-2 weeks after registration. They include;
- Sticker registration.
- Registration document
- 1 or 2 vehicle plates
- A sticker for 10-day inspection extension (This applies to those who did not get the vehicle from a New York State dealer)
Step 4: Have an inspection of your vehicle.It's mandatory that all vehicles in registered in New York State must have a safety inspection at a station licensed with DMV. This is done every 12 months or when the ownership of the vehicle changes/transferred.
FeesAs mentioned earlier, the fees charged vary on the vehicle weight and your residence. First-time registration fees usually include
- Registration transfer fee or vehicle plate fee
- The sales tax
- In most states, a vehicle use tax
- A fee for the title certificate
- A 1 or 2-year registration fee, varying on the type of registration