How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Oklahoma
You need to get a car registration renewal in Oklahoma before you can drive your vehicle on public roads, because this registration allows Oklahoma to keep track of your automobile liability insurance. The state offers several different ways for you to renew. Many people choose to get the Oklahoma DMV registration renewal online, since this method allows you to renew from the comfort of your home, but you may also choose to renew in-person or via the mail.
Requirements for Car Registration Renewal in Oklahoma
Before paying the Oklahoma DMV registration renewal fees, you need to have liability insurance. The amount of insurance you are required to have when you initially register is the same you need each time you renew, which means you must have both bodily injury insurance and property damage insurance. Safety and emissions tests are not required.
What do you need to renew your car registration in Oklahoma?
In order to get a renewal, you need to have your insurance security verification form, along with a form of payment. Payment methods vary depending on how you choose to renew, as is explained below.
The requirements are the same for a leased car registration renewal and a regular renewal, unless your name is not on the registration. In that case, the car’s owner will need to sign power of attorney over to you before you are allowed to renew the car.
Oklahoma Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice
The state informs you of your Oklahoma DMV registration renewal status via a registration notice. Though you can renew in person or via the mail without this notice, it is less convenient to do so.
This is because the notice contains most of the information required to renew your registration. Without the notice, you need to find and write down all of this information yourself.
Oklahoma Car Registration Renewal Notice Lost or Not Received
If you lost your car registration renewal notice in Oklahoma, you will need to provide the DMV with your drivers license, registration and VIN number. To prevent this from happening in the future, you can receive a notice via email, as well as through the mail.
The state does not offer a specific lost car registration renewal form, but it does allow you to sign up for email notifications through its website or while renewing your registration.
Oklahoma Car Registration Renewal Options
There are several different ways to renew your registration in Oklahoma. The online method is the most convenient, allowing you to renew from the comfort of your own home. However, you may also renew by mail if you do not have access to a computer.
If there are any problems with your registration, or if you would like to speak with a representative, you can also renew in person. Below you will learn how to renew a car registration in Oklahoma, no matter which method you choose to use.
How to Renew Your Car Registration Online
You can renew a car registration online in Ohio a month before your expiration month. To do so, you will need to go to Oklahoma’s online portal and submit the following pieces of information:
- License and Registration numbers
- VIN number
- Proof of Insurance
If you do not have the liability insurance required by the state, the portal will allow you to submit an Affidavit of Nonuse in Lieu of Liability Insurance. If you submit this affidavit, you are not allowed to drive your car on public roads until you get adequate liability insurance. To pay for a vehicle registration renewal online, you may use a credit card, debit card or checking account.
How to Renew Your Car Registration by Mail
You can renew a car registration via the mail by sending your renewal notice back to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Along with this notice, you will need to send payment and your insurance security verification form.
If you do not have your notice, you will need to submit your title, registration and VIN number. You can send the Oklahoma vehicle registration renewal notice to:
OTC, Post Office Box 26940 Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0940
You can pay for the registration using a check.
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Person
Before determining where to renew your car registration, you should check your renewal notice. It will state if you need to renew your registration in person. If this is the case, you will need to bring your notice to the DMV along with a form of payment. An appointment is not required.
If you cannot find your notice or you did not receive it, you will need to be able to provide your vehicle title and registration numbers, as well as the last four digits of your VIN. You can pay for your motor vehicle registration renewal in Ohio using any of the following forms of payment:
- Money Order
- Credit Card
- ACH Transfer
Military & Out of State Vehicle Registration Renewal in Oklahoma
If you need to renew your car registration in Oklahoma and are an active service member, you qualify for a lower cost registration. Along with the normal registration documentation, you will need to submit a U.S. Armed Forces Affidavit. This affidavit requires you to submit basic information about yourself and your vehicles. You will also need to get the signature of an officer on the affidavit. The signer does not need to be your commanding officer, but he or she does need to be in your branch of the military.
You can waive the fees for an expired vehicle registration by completing the section of the form titled Delinquent Vehicle Registration Penalty Waiver Provision. The affidavit is only intended for use by active service members. If you previously served in the military but are not doing so currently, you will need to go through the normal registration renewal process. Veterans may apply for a military license plate.
Oklahoma Vehicle Registration Renewal Fees
Car registration renewal cost in Oklahoma varies based on how many years your vehicle has been registered with Oklahoma, as well as whether or not you renew it on time. Active service members are eligible for a reduced DMV renewal fee as long as they submit a U.S. Armed Forces Affidavit.
- For the first four years of your registration, you will need to pay $96.
- For the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth years of your registration, you will need to pay $86.
- For the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth years of your registration, you will need to pay $66.
- For the thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth years of your registration, you will need to pay $46.
- Once your vehicle has been registered with Oklahoma for seventeen years, you will need to pay $26.
- To renew an expired car registration in Oklahoma one month after the expiration date has passed, you need to pay $1 for every day it has been expired after the first month. The maximum late penalty you are required to pay is $100.
- To renew a vehicle registration as an active service member, you will need to pay $26.
Note: DMV forms change regularly. The forms provided above are current based on the date of writing.
- CARS: Convenient Auto Renewal System from ok.gov
- MV: Registration Renewal Options from ok.gov
- MV: Registration Renewal By Mail from ok.gov
- MV: Registration Renewal Penalty from ok.gov
- MV: Active Duty Military Personnel from ok.gov