How Can I Renew My Car Registration in New York?

Here's a quick guide to renewing your vehicle registration in New York which we hope will save you time. In New York, you can renew your car registration in person, online, by phone or via mail, so take your pick.

Renew New York Car Registration Online

Here are the steps to renewing your New York car registration online if you have received a renewal notice:

  1. Go to the New York DMV car registration website
  2. Select YES if you need to update your address on your registration and choose Vehicle/Trailer to renew your car registration
  3. Type in your Plate Number, 3-Digit Registration Class, Last Name or Business Name, 5-Digit ZIP Code and your email address
  4. Pay the amount the system shows you

Renew New York Car Registration in Person

Here are the steps to renewing your New York car registration in person if you have received a renewal notice:

  1. Go to any New York DMV
  2. Bring your registration renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3). If you do not have your MV-3 or OP3, complete the Vehicle Registration / Title Application (PDF) (MV-82).
  3. Pay for the car registration renewal fee

Renew New York Car Registration via Mail

Here are the steps to renewing your New York car registration via mail if you have received a renewal notice:    

  1. Mail the bottom part of your registration renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3) to the address listed on the notice. Include a personal check or money order payable to 'Commissioner of Motor Vehicles' for the fee.
  2. If you do not have a renewal notice (MV-3 or OP-3), use the Vehicle Registration / Title Application (PDF) (MV-82). If you do not know the correct amount to renew, send a check payable to 'Commissioner of Motor Vehicles', but do not write the amount.
  3. Mail the MV-82 and your payment to

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Utica Processing Center
P.O. Box 359
Utica, NY 13503

I Have Other New York DMV Questions

Search the Skip blog for answers to other common New York DMV questions. Here are some quick links for you:

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