DMV: How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

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for How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

Holiday Schedule:  On Friday, May 26, DMV offices will close at  12:30 p.m. for the Memorial Day holiday, and remain closed on Saturday, May 27.  Offices will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  More information can be found here.  

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.




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