To Register a Vehicle (Car, Truck, SUV or Motorcycle) for the first time:
Bring with you:
- Completed Registration Application, form MV-82
- Completed Statement of Sale or Gift, form DTF-802
- Proof of Ownership
- Proof of Identity and Date of Birth
- NYS Insurance Identification Card
If you are registering a vehicle for someone else, you must show your NYS ID and bring a photocopy of the registrant’s ID/license or their original document. The registrant must sign all forms. Please see the NYS DMV website for more information.
The Damage Disclosure Statement on the back of the New York State Certificate of Title must be completed for all vehicles regardless of the vehicle’s age.
If the vehicle is 2011 or newer, the seller must complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement on the back of the title certificate.
Please note: When you get a vehicle that is new to you (whether purchased or gifted), you can transfer license plates from your previous vehicle to your new vehicle or get new plates when you register the vehicle. If you choose to get new plates, you must turn in (surrender) your old plates to DMV. For more information see the “Plate Surrender” and/or “Transfer Plates” sections below.
For more information about registering a vehicle, please visit the NYS DMV website.