The Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, issues an official document known as a registration to prove that a vehicle has been registered in a particular state.

Registration is required for all vehicles in the United States, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. Taxes and fees based on the type of vehicle must be paid as part of the annual registration process.

There are a series of numbers and letters that appear on the licence plates when a vehicle is first registered. The registration term is displayed on an expiration sticker attached to the vehicle’s DMV record. A new expiration sticker is sent to the associated address each year when the registration is updated. The expired sticker on the back of your licence plate must be replaced.


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