Applying for a Car Registration in Arkansas
By law, you must obtain Arkansas vehicle registration credentials within 30 days of purchasing or acquiring a new or used automobile.
Without registering your newly acquired car or truck with the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) under the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), you cannot legally drive your automobile on public roads and highways.
To obtain DMV registration credentials for your vehicle, you may submit your application online or in person at a local OMV location.
Find assistance in understanding these requirements and the steps you must take to register your car in Arkansas.
Applying for Arkansas DMV Car Registration Credentials
To obtain a new car registration for your recently acquired motor vehicle, visit a local OMV facility to submit your request in person.
You can also log into your MyDMV account to complete the entire application process online.
If you wish to register a non-passenger vehicle or apply for a “Title Purpose Only” certificate, you must submit your application in person.
Note: If your car is already registered but you have lost any of your registration materials, you may need to apply for a duplicate car registration rather than a new one.
To apply online for AR auto registration credentials, you must have access to your automobile insurance card, odometer statement and acceptable proof of vehicle ownership.
Depending on the situation, you may need a security agreement, proof of paying sales tax and a Personal Property Tax Number (PPAN) as well. Furthermore, you must provide payment for any required registration fees.
After applying for vehicle registration records, you will receive your new credentials in the mail once the Arkansas DFA approves your application.
Applying In Person
You may be wondering, “Where can I apply for car registration near me?”
To pay car registration taxes and fees in person rather than online, visit your local branch of the OMV to submit proof of vehicle ownership, an automobile insurance card and a federal odometer statement. Depending on the situation, you may need to submit additional documents as well.
To save time at your local OMV facility, you may pre-register your car or truck online if you can provide the vehicle’s identification number (VIN), color and odometer reading.
You must also provide the date of purchase and the vehicle’s purchase price. After pre-applying online, you must pay your vehicle registration fees and taxes in person at your local OMV office.
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