Transactions for documents mailed and dropped off are being completed as quickly as possible, in the order in which they are received. The average turnaround time is approximately four weeks. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

DMV Easy Answers
for How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

This service is provided by appointment only at a DMV office.  Make an appointment here.  A temporary registration may be obtained for the purpose of needing a safety inspection and/or emissions test.

What to do:

Temporary registrations are not renewable.

What to bring:

If the vehicle is not previously registered in your name:
If the vehicle is previously registered in your name:
What it will cost:
  • $21 for every 10 days
  • $27 for 10 days for commercial vehicles with a GVWR of 6000lbs or less
Sales tax will be collected for newly purchased vehicles.
  • The sales tax will be 6.35 percent for vehicles purchased at $50,000 or less.
  • The sales tax will be 7.75 percent for vehicles over $50,000.
For additional information, please see Requirements for Obtaining a Temporary Registration.