A non-resident student may maintain an out-of-state registration in lieu of Utah registration if the non-resident student is:
Non-resident Student Permits are issued to students by educational institutions for a fee. The DMV makes no direct issuance–contact your school or institution for more information.
Active-duty military personnel whose legal residence is in another state are permitted to register their motor vehicles in their state of legal residence. However, non-resident military personnel who purchase a vehicle in Utah must pay the sales/use tax on the vehicle if they plan to operate the vehicle in Utah; sales tax is due even if they choose to register the vehicle in their home state.
Utah residents who are members of the U.S. Armed Services and are stationed out of state may obtain the following exemptions in order to maintain Utah registration of their vehicles:
Note: To obtain any of the exemptions outlined above, the service person must own the vehicle; not another family member or leasing company.
Utah law requires you to register your vehicle in Utah within 60 days if you:
In addition, company vehicles owned by any individual, partnership, limited liability company, firm, corporation, association or other entity must be registered in Utah if that business:
If a person moves to Utah from another state and establishes residence here, whether temporary or permanent, and is not able to provide the title of the vehicle being registered in Utah to the DMV because the title is held by a lien holder, the vehicle may be registered as a foreign vehicle without surrendering the out-of-state title.
A foreign vehicle registration may also be processed for a vehicle owner required to register their vehicle in more than one state, commonly called a dual registration.
The owner of the foreign vehicle must surrender the vehicle's current out-of-state registration. A copy of the out-of-state registration is acceptable, especially if the customer wishes to retain registration in both states (dual registration).
Normal plate/title requirements apply, including:
A non-resident may wish to retain dual registration for various reasons, such as non-resident is in Utah on a temporary work assignment, after which he will return to his home state. Procedures for this are the same as above, except, a copy of the vehicle's current out-of-state registration may be surrendered instead of the original registration.
This website is provided for general guidance only. It does not contain all motor vehicle laws or rules.