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    Renew Vehicle Registration In New York: Online, NY DMV

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    Today, with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are choosing to drive over taking the subway and bus so registered vehicles will surely increase again.
    If you’re living in New York and looking to renew your vehicle registration, continue reading for the various options available to you. Just remember to do so before your New York registration expires. And if your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, or if your vehicle registration has been expired for over a year, you’ll have to re-register with the NY DMV or by mail. In addition, if the vehicle hasn’t been inspected in a year you won’t be ab le to renew the registration.

    NY Registration Renewal Notice

    Before your NY vehicle registration expires, the New York DMV will mail you a renewal notice.
    NOTE: You can receive your renewal notice by e-mail if you sign up for a My DMV account through the New York DMV website and request paperless notices.
    You’ll need to get a safety inspection and emissions test for your vehicle before you can renew your vehicle registration. These inspections are required every 12 months. For more information, please see the “NY Vehicle Safety and Emissions Inspections” section below.

    Renewing by mail with the New York DMV
    If you have your New York renewal notice, just mail the bottom part of your registration notice which is that MV-3 or OP-3 mentioned above. The correct mailing address will be on your registration renewal notice. If you lost your notice, you’ll need to use the MV-82 form https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv82.pdf. You can mail the forms and payment to:
    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Utica Processing Center PO BOX 359, Utica, NY 13503

    Renew with NY DMV online   New York DMV website

    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles also has an online renewal system. You’ll need your license plate number, your registration class, and some personal information. If your eligible for a no fee registration, that you’ll have to do at the DMV office onsite where you can show proof for your exempt status.
    You can’t do the no fee registration transaction online with the DMV. There are several more instances where you can’t renew your registration online with the DMV New York DMV website  , including:

    • Vehicles that require proof of insurance, a tax certificate, or another document for each renewal
    • Vehicles weighing 55,000 lbs. or more as well as semi-trailers with 6-year registrations
    • For hire-vehicles like taxis, buses, or livery vehicles (designed to carry fewer than six passengers, excluding the driver, which charge for service on the basis of flat rate, time, mileage, or zones. They’re typically dispatched from a base to pick-up passengers.)
    • Vehicles with an apportioned registration issued under the International Registration Plan (IRP)
    • Vehicles with an ambulance, New York Press (NYP), government or official registration as well as rental vehicles
    • Altered or stretched vehicles so as to increase the number of passengers
     
    Walking into the NY DMV
    You can go to the New York DMV to renew your vehicle registration, whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle or SUV/CUV. You need to bring all the documents required to complete the transaction. Bring your registration renewal notice too, the MV-3 or

    OP-3 which is the completed renewal invitation. If you don’t have your renewal notice or if the information on it is wrong, complete a vehicle registration/title application form MV-82.

    Fees to Renew NY Vehicle Registration

    Your vehicle registration renewal fee will differ depending on the weight of the vehicle you own.
    NOTE: Your NY DMV registration renewal notice will let you know the fees you owe.
    • 1,650 lbs. or less: $26.
    • 1,751 to 1,850 lbs.: $29.
    • 1,951 to 2,050 lbs.: $32.50.
    • 2,551 to 2,650 lbs.: $42.
    • 2,951 to 3,050 lbs.: $48.50.
    • 4,051 to 4,150 lbs.: $71.
    For a complete list of registration renewal fees in New York, please see the NY DMV website.

    Renew Vehicle Registration Accepted Forms of Payment

    For online registration renewals, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles accepts payment by the following credit/debit cards:
    • American Express.
    • Discover.
    • MasterCard.
    • Visa.
    For vehicle registration renewals by mail, the NY DMV accepts check or money order made payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.”
    For vehicle registration transactions made in person, the New York DMV accepts:
    • Cash.
    • Check/money order payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.”
    • Credit/debit card.