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DMV Temporary Permits

The Division of Motor Vehicles may issue permits to Passenger Vehicles, Watercraft, Motorcycles, Trailers, Motor Homes and Off Highway Vehicles.  Temporary permits are issued to allow time for the vehicle owner to operate the vehicle while obtaining the required documentation to complete title and/or registration processes on their vehicle.  This may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Proof of Ownership or Supporting Documentation
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection Certificates (if required)
  • Vehicle Emission Certificates (if required)

All required fees and taxes for titling and registering the vehicle are due at time of permit issuance along with the $6.00 permit fee.  The local DMV office decides upon the length of validity for the permit based on individual circumstances. 

Renewal Express Temporary Permits

Temporary permits may be obtained through the DMV's online renewal website, Renewal Express.  The permit will allow the vehicle owner 15 days to operate the vehicle in order to obtain the vehicle's safety and/or emissions certificates.  This is only applicable if the vehicle's registration has expired within the last six months.  Full registration fees, along with the $6.00 permit fee, must be paid in order to receive and print the temporary permit.  

After obtaining the permit and completing the requirements for registration, the registration may be completed by returning to the Renewal Express website, a participating On the Spot renewal station or at any DMV office.  

The completed registration and decals will be received immediately at an On the Spot renewal station or DMV office.  If completing the registration on Renewal Express, the owner will receive an additional 15 day temporary permit to operate the vehicle while the new registration and decals are being mailed to the vehicle owner.  

Access Renewal Express by clicking here

On The Spot Temporary Permits

Temporary permits may be obtained from one of the participating On the Spot renewal stations.  To find a station near you, click here

The permit will allow the vehicle owner 15 days to operate the vehicle in order to obtain the vehicle's safety and/or emissions certificates.  This is only applicable if the vehicle's registration has expired within the last six months.  Full registration fees, along with the $6.00 permit fee, must be paid in order to receive the temporary permit from the station. 

**Note** Participating renewal stations may also charge a convenience fee at their discretion.**

After obtaining the permit and completing the requirements for registration, the registration may be completed by returning to the Renewal Express website, a participating On the Spot renewal station or at any DMV office.  

The completed registration and decals will be received immediately at an On the Spot renewal station or DMV office.  If completing the registration on Renewal Express, the owner will receive an additional 15 day temporary permit to operate the vehicle while the new registration and decals are being mailed to the vehicle owner. 

96 Hour In-Transit Permits

Utah Code 41-3-305

The 96 hour In-transit permit is used to move an unregistered vehicle out of the state of Utah.  The permit allows use of the highways for a time not to exceed 96 hours.  The fee is $2.50 for motor vehicles or trailers.  

Dealer Permits

When a dealer has sold a vehicle to a Utah resident, a 45 day temporary permit is issued by the dealer.  This allows the dealer 45 days to obtain the registration and license plates from the Motor Vehicle Division.