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To apply for registration and new plates please follow the numbered steps below.  Print each completed form for submission.

  1. Vehicle Registration Application

    Please click on the link below and complete Form MV-82 NYS DMV Vehicle Registration/Title Application. After the form is completed, print the form and return to this page for further instructions.

    MV-82

  2. Sales Tax Clearance

    Sales Tax must be paid or clearance must be obtained prior to registering a vehicle in New York State. You are required to submit only one of the three forms below. Please populate the form below that is suitable for your situation. Print the form and hit the back button on your browser to return to this page for further instruction.

    If no Sales Tax has been collected and the tax must be paid or the vehicle is a gift, a DTF 802 (Statement of Transaction - Sale or Gift of Motor Vehicle) must be completed. Please click on the link below, print this form and complete it by hand. Note: If the vehicle is received as a gift, the seller must complete the back of this form.

    DTF-802

    If sales tax has already been paid or the owner is exempt for any reason, the DTF 803 (Sales Tax Exemption Form) must be completed. Please click on the link below, print this form and complete it by hand.

    DTF-803

  3. Recording a Lien

    To record a lien on the title, the borrower and lender must complete a MV900 (Notice of a Lien). This form is not required if there is not a lien on the vehicle. The link below enables the user to complete the form online and print it. After the form is completed, print the form and hit the back button on your browser to return to this page for further instructions.

    MV-900

  4. Title or Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin
    • You must submit an original title or original certificate of origin.
    • Both the seller and purchaser must sign the back of the title. When transferring a new vehicle, the selling dealer must complete the back of the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin.

    If the vehicle is used, you need a title (1973 or newer) or Transferable Registration (Prior to 1973)

  5. Proof of Insurance Coverage

    Send a New York State Insurance Identification Card (FS20) with scanable bar code. The name of the policy holder must match the registrant’s identification exactly. The policy must be in effect on the day the vehicle is registered or within 45 days from the effective date. If new plates are being issued, the insurance card cannot read “Replacement Vehicle”. Note: the MV-82 must include the prior plate number if the vehicle plate is being transferred.

  6. Proof of Identity/Corporation

    You must submit proof of identity to obtain a registration for an individual. Send a copy of the registrant’s New York State Driver’s License (6 Points) or click on the link below to see other acceptable Proof of Identity (6 Points is Required).

    Proof of corporation is required if the registrant is not an individual. A certified copy of a Certificate of Incorporation, prior registration, or Title reflecting the name as it will appear on the registration is required.

  7. Calculate the Registration Fee

    In order to calculate the registration fees, please click the link below:

    Calculate

  8. Payment and Mailing Information

    After you have reviewed your paperwork, please make a check payable to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for sales tax due. Also send a check payable to Maggard Information Associates in the amount of $125.00 (add $26.00 for electric vehicles or vehicles that have six or more cylinders) for registration fee, plate fee, title fee, vehicle use tax and the Maggard service fee. The cost stated above is an approximate charge, you will be billed for fees in excess of $125.00 and refunded for costs less than $125.00. The above fees pertain to passenger vehicles only. For all other vehicles, please contact our Albany office.

    Use this form to generate a cover sheet for your registration paperwork. Choose where the title will be mailed to and your method of payment.

    Payment/Mailing Information

  9. Send Your Paperwork for Processing Using The Checklist from step 8

Thank you for choosing Maggard Information Associates!

THIS TRANSACTION OR SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE, AT NO CHARGE, DIRECTLY FROM THE OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES WEBSITE AT WWW.NYSDMV.COM