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Estimate registration fees and taxes

What fees and taxes do I need to pay to register and title a vehicle in New York State?

If this is the original (first-time) registration of your vehicle, you must pay the

  • registration fee
  • vehicle plate fee
  • county use tax
  • sales tax (see sales tax information)
  • title certificate fee ($50)
  • MCTD 1  fee for the following 12 counties only:  Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester

If you transfer the registration and plates from another vehicle, you don’t need to pay the plate fees or MCTD fee, and you may be able to transfer the registration fees to your new vehicle.

 

How can I estimate the total fees and taxes I must pay?

You can use the online Estimate registration fees and taxes service. Estimates DO NOT include the sales tax. 2

You can also use these charts to estimate your registration fees, use taxes, and supplemental fees for


How can I estimate my trailer or boat registration fees?

Trailer and boat registration fees are calculated differently. You can’t use the online service to estimate them. See register a trailer, or register a boat for how to estimate these registration fees.

  • 1. Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District
  • 2. You don’t need to pay sales tax when you register if you show DMV acceptable proof that you paid the sales tax when you bought the vehicle, or if the registration is tax exempt. See sales tax information.

Before You Start

Be aware that this service does not

  • include sales tax estimates
  • estimate registration fees for trailers or boats