Registering Your Vehicles FAQ


For more information, see Registering Your Vehicles in Utah.

I just moved to Utah. How do I get a Utah registration and how long do I have?

New residents to Utah are allowed 60 days to transfer titles and registrations. To do this, you will need the existing title (unless held by a lien holder as collateral in a financing agreement) and the most recent registration. See Vehicle Inspections to find out if your vehicle needs a safety and/or emissions inspection.

All vehicles that are titled or registered in Utah for the first time are required to complete a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection. Form TC-661, Certificate of Inspection must be completed by a DMV employee, designated contractor, peace officer, licensed dealer, or a certified safety inspector. Note that this may be completed by a DMV employee at the time of registration.

I need extra time for my safety and emissions inspections. How do I get a temporary permit?

A 15-day temporary permit is available when your vehicle registration has or is about to expire and extra time is needed to pass the safety and/or emissions inspections. The fee for this permit is $6.00. All registration fees must be paid at the time the permit is issued. For more information, see Vehicle Inspections andTemporary Permits.

How do I replace a lost registration, license plate, or decal?

Registration certificates, license plates, and decals are all easily replaced by visiting your local DMV office. No special forms are needed, though a small fee may apply. See Replacing Plates, Decals, Registrations, Titles, or Placards for more information.

I recently changed addresses. How do I update the address on my registrations?

The easiest way to update your address is to use the Motor Vehicle Portal (MVP). You can also call the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824 or visit your local DMV office.

My registration is about to expire. Why didn’t I receive a renewal notice?

It is very common for renewal notices to not be received. Usually, this is caused by a vehicle owner changing address during the year and not updating the address on their vehicle’s registration. You may still renew your registration without the renewal notice.

Note that it is your responsibility to renew your vehicle registration on time, even if you did not receive a renewal notice.

My registration is about to expire. Do I need a safety and/or emissions inspection this year?

A general rule of thumb is that vehicles with even model years are required to pass a safety and emissions inspection in even years, and vehicles with odd model years in odd years. For complete information, however, see Vehicle Inspections.

I need to apply for a refund. How do I do that?

You will need to complete a Form TC-55A, Claim for Refund of Fees or Sales Tax for Motor Vehicles. See Apply for a Refund for more information, including circumstances in which a refund may be granted.

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