DMV: How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

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for How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

SERVICE ADVISORY:  DMV will close for the Labor Day holiday as usual on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. and will not have its half-day office hours the next day, Saturday. This follows contractual agreements related to state and federal holidays that occur on Mondays as Labor Day does. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:45 a.m. 

A temporary registration may be obtained at any DMV Hub or Limited Service office  for the purpose of needing a safety inspection and/or emissions test.

What to do:

Temporary registrations are not renewable.

What to bring:

If the vehicle is not previously registered in your name:
If the vehicle is previously registered in your name:
What it will cost:
Sales tax will be collected for newly purchased vehicles.
  • The sales tax will be 6.35 percent for vehicles purchased at $50,000 or less.
  • The sales tax will be 7 percent for vehicles over $50,000.
For additional information, please see Requirements for Obtaining a Temporary Registration.




Content Last Modified on 7/30/2015 10:21:29 AM