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Department of Motor Vehicles

How to Replace a Registration

The fee to replace your vehicle registration document and windshield sticker is $3.00 unless you are also replacing plates.

Replace online and print a temporary document

Sorry, you cannot replace registration documents online for:

  • Vehicles older than model year 1973
  • Boats, snowmobiles, or All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
  • Vehicles with an expired, surrendered, suspended, or revoked registration
  • Motorcycles, or other vehicles with plate stickers
  • Trailers
  • Transporter vehicles
  • Vehicles registered through DMV's International Registration Bureau

Temporary registration

You can download and print a temporary registration in PDF format that is valid for 10 days. We also attach a copy to your confirmation email. You will get your new registration document by mail within 10 days.


You Will Need

1. Vehicle plate or registration number

2. Registration class

What is this? See sample registration documents

3. ZIP code for the address on your registration

4. Credit or pinless debit card for payment

Replace a Registration Online

You can also replace by mail or make an appointment to replace at the DMV.

By Mail

Send these items:

  • A completed Application for Duplicate Registration (PDF) (MV-82D)
  • A photocopy of your NY State driver license, permit non-driver ID, or other proof of identity.
  • A check/money order for $3 payable to the 'Commissioner of Motor Vehicles':


Mail to: 

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
207 Genesee Street, Suite 6
Utica, NY 13501-2874


You can't update your name by mail. If your address changed, write your new address on the application. 

At a DMV Office

Use the Application for Duplicate (MV-82D), and provide these items to a DMV office

We recommend you conduct your DMV business at the office or by mail in the County where you are a resident. 


Make an Appointment

Address or Name Changes

If your address changed:

Your mailing address on DMV files must be current. You cannot change your address during the transaction. You can first change your address online and then renew. Note: If you file a request with the US Postal Service (USPS) to forward mail, there is no guarantee that the USPS will forward all DMV documents to the new address.


If your name changed:

You cannot change your name during this transaction. Your new document will display your previous name.  If you recently changed your name, read the instructions to change your name or other information on a registration or title.