My Registrations and Paperless Reminders

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Sign-up to receive your registration renewal and inspection reminders by email through the MyDMV 'My Registrations and Paperless Reminders' service.  We'll stop sending your renewal reminders by regular mail.

Check the status of your registrations

You can you use 'My Registrations and Paperless Reminders' to see the status of all of your registered vehicles.

To use the service, you must be the primary registrant. That means your name must be the first one listed on the registration.

Buy or sell a vehicle (transfer ownership)

To transfer ownership

The seller must either

  • complete and sign the transfer ownership section of the title certificate, and
  • sign a bill of sale (even if it is a gift)


The buyer must

About diesel emissions inspections

Which vehicles are subject to the diesel emissions inspection?

It depends where the vehicle is registered.  There are different requirements for diesel vehicles registered

  • within the Diesel Emissions Metropolitan Area (DEMA) - New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rockland County, and Westchester County
  • outside DEMA

Diesel vehicles registered within DEMA

New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2)

About the New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2)

New York State (NYVIP2) inspections include a check of on-board diagnostic system (OBDII) on non-exempt vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than 8,501 pounds and that are

  • model year 1996 or newer gas-powered vehicles
  • model year 1997 or newer diesel-powered vehicles

Inspections also include the current

Inspection requirements

All vehicles registered in New York State must get a safety inspection at a DMV-licensed inspection station

  • every 12 months
  • when the ownership of the vehicle is transferred

A valid inspection sticker must be displayed on your vehicle. 

If your vehicle does not have a valid inspection

Proof of ownership is not available

What should I do if the proof of ownership is not available when I buy a vehicle?

It depends on whether the vehicle has or was issued a title or not.  

Motorized devices that cannot be registered in New York

What vehicles cannot be registered or operated on New York State sidewalks, streets or highways?

You cannot register or operate any of the motorized devices from the list below on any street, highway, parking lot, sidewalk or other area in New York State that allows public motor vehicle traffic. You may be arrested if you do.


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