How to estimate registration fees and taxes

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

  • registration fee
  • vehicle plate fee
  • county use tax
  • sales tax (see sales tax information)
  • title certificate fee of $50.00
  • 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.


Estimate fees and taxes online

The online estimates DOES NOT include the sales tax. 2

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

Sorry, you cannot use the online service to estimate fees and taxes for trailers or boats (see instructions below). 

Estimate registration fees and taxes online


Estimate trailer and 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. 1. Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District
  2. 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.