Frequently asked questions
Do you give registrations or plates the same day?
Unfortunately we do not process transactions on a same day basis. When you come to the DMVSTOP, you simply sign the forms we provide, pay the service fee, and return the following business day between 3pm and 4pm to retrieve your transaction. The only place where you can get a registration done the same day for a vehicle you just obtained is the actual DMV.
What do you do?
DMVSTOP is a 3rd party processing company that carries out all services that you would normally do at the Department of Motor Vehicles. This includes registrations, plates, transferring of plates, registration renewals, plate surrenders, titles, lien applications, duplicate registrations, duplicate titles, registration changes, document filing, and registration services for all 50 states! We provide the same service as the DMV with out the long wait, long lines, and long forms!
What do I need to register my vehicle?
In order to register a motor vehicle in New York State, you need the 3 P's- Proof of Identity (NYS Drivers license or ID Card), Proof of Ownership (Title or Transferable registration), and Proof of Insurance. In addition, if you purchased the vehicle from a private party (including if it was a gift) will also need a DTF802 tax form, and a MV82 form. All of these forms are available by clicking here!
Do you provided services for drivers licenses, learner permits, or identification cards?
While the DMVSTOP provides many services that are provided by the DMV, we do not provide services as it relates to drivers licenses, learner permits, or identification cards. You must go to an actual DMV for this type of transaction.
How much does it cost to register my vehicle?
New registrations, where the registrants address is in the 5 boroughs of the City of New York, typically range between $200-$3000 plus taxes and fees. DMVSTOP charges $50 for next day service which includes completing all documents required, submission of paperwork, and handling. Our online service is $25 to cover the costs of shipping your documents to us and sending back your registration
What do I need to transfer my registration?
In order to transfer your registration in New York State, you will need the 3 P's- Proof of identity (License), Proof of Insurance, and Proof of Ownership (Title). In addition to this, you will also need your exisiting license plate number, and your insurance card must state "Replacement Vehicle" on it.
Why should I use DMVSTOP?
You should use DMVSTOP if you don't like long lines, dont like dealing with long confusing forms, have a family and would rather spend time with them, have a full time job and can't make it to the DMV, or you just want to use your time for more important things! DMVSTOP helps you Skip the Trip to the DMV!
Do you help with tickets?
While the DMVSTOP helps with many issues as it relates to the DMV, we do not assist with moving violations or tickets. This is something that must be handled at the Traffic Violations Bureau of your local DMV.
I want to surrender my plates but I lost 1 or both of them
In order to surrender your license plates in New York, you need both plates along with the first three letters of the last name of the person who is registered to those plates. If your plates were stolen, then you must go to your local police precinct and obtain an MV-78b form from them. Bring this form with you when you come to surrender your plates. If you lost one of your plates, then bring the one plate you do have and we can still surrender it for you.
Can I surrender my plates with this service?
Yes you can! We surrender plates in all 50 states! Just check out our online services section to get started!