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ALABAMA:

Main Page: http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/

Registration/tags: http://revenue.alabama.gov/eservices/motor-vehicle-tag-registration.cfm

Insurance/Inspection: http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/registration_faq.cfm

Title: http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/Title_FAQ.cfm

 

ALASKA:

Main Page: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/

Registration: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/reg/index.htm

Title: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/titles/index.htm

Tags: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/plates/index.htm

Inspection: http://www.dmv.org/ak-alaska/smog-check.php

Insurance: http://www.doa.alaska.gov/dmv/faq/manins.htm

 

ARIZONA:

Main Page: http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/

Title: http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/VehicleServices/Title/title-holding

Inspection: http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/VehicleServices/VehicleInspections

Registration: http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/VehicleServices/Title

Insurance: http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/faq/vehicle-services/mandatory-insurance

 

ARKANSAS:

Main Page: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/motorVehicle/Pages/default.aspx

Title/Tags: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/motorVehicle/Pages/VehicleTagRenewal.aspx

Insurance: http://www.dmv.org/ar-arkansas/car-insurance.php

 

CALIFORNIA:

Main Page: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/home/dmv.htm

Registration/Title: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/vr.htm

Insurance: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr18.htm#minliareq

Car Buyer Bill of Rights:http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs%2Fbrochures/fast_facts/ffvr35.htm

Title:http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/vr.htm

Smog testing: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/smog.htm

 

COLORADO:

Main Page:http://www.colorado.gov/revenue/dmv

Title/Tags: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/titles-faqs

Registration:https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/faqs-registration

Insurance: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/sr22-and-insurance-information

Inspection/Out of State Purchase: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/faqs-emissions

 

CONNECTICUT:

Main Page:http://www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Registration/title: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=803&q=583188

Insurance: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=1523&Q=245056&dmvPNavCtr=|52413|#52417

Tags: http://ct.gov/dmv/taxonomy/v4_taxonomy.asp?DLN=52361 &dmvNav=|52361 |&dmvPNavCtr=|#55358

Inspection:http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=804&q=244904

 

DELAWARE:

Main Page: http://www.dmv.de.gov/

Title/Registration: http://www.dmv.de.gov/services/vehicle_services/titles/ve_title_general.shtml

Inspection:http://www.dmv.de.gov/services/vehicle_services/faqs/ve_faqs_inspection.shtml

Insurance: http://www.dmv.de.gov/services/vehicle_services/reg/ve_reg_insurance.shtml

Tags:http://www.dmv.de.gov/services/vehicle_services/tags/tags_all.shtml

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Main Page:http://dmv.dc.gov/

Registration: https://dmv.dc.gov/service/vehicle-registrations-and-tags

Inspection: https://dmv.dc.gov/service/vehicle-inspections

Title:https://dmv.dc.gov/service/dmv-vehicle-titles

Tags:https://dmv.dc.gov/service/dmv-vehicle-tags

Buying and Selling Tips: https://dmv.dc.gov/service/buying-and-selling-vehicle

Insurance: https://dmv.dc.gov/service/vehicle-insurance

 

FLORIDA:

Main Page:http://www.flhsmv.gov/

Tags/Title/Registration:http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/titlinf.html

Insurance:http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/frfaqgen.html

Inspection:http://www.dmv.org/fl-florida/smog-check.php

 

GEORGIA:

Main Page: https://dds.georgia.gov/

Title/Registration: http://www.dmv.org/vehicle-registration.php

Inspection: https://www.dmv.org/search?w=inspection&tz=GA

Insurance: http://www.dmv.org/ga-georgia/car-insurance.php

 

HAWAII:

Main Page: https://portal.ehawaii.gov/residents/transportation-and-vehicles/

See county/island specific sites for local procedures and info

 

IDAHO:

Main Page:http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/

Registration:http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/vehicleservices/registr.htm

Title:http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/vehicleservices/titles1.htm

Insurance: http://www.dmv.org/id-idaho/smog-check.php

Inspection:http://www.idahovip.org/

 

ILLINOIS:

Main Page: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/

Title:http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/title_and_registration/pert.html

Insurance: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/mandatory_insurance.html

Inspection:http://www.dmv.org/il-illinois/smog-check.php

Registration:http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/title_and_registration/home.html

 

INDIANA:

Main Page:https://secure.in.gov/bmv/

Registration/tags:https://secure.in.gov/bmv/2334.htm

Title:https://secure.in.gov/bmv/2333.htm

Insurance:http://www.in.gov/bmv/2373.htm

Inspection:http://www.dmv.org/in-indiana/smog-check.php

 

IOWA:

Main Page: http://www.iowadot.gov/Mvd/Index.Htm

Registration/Title: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/register.htm

Inspection: http://www.dmv.org/ia-iowa/smog-check.php

Insurance: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/financial.htm

 

KANSAS:

Main Page: http://www.ksrevenue.org/vehicle.html

Title/Registration/Tags: http://www.ksrevenue.org/vehicle.html

Inspection: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/BusinessDirectoryii.aspx

 

KENTUCKY:

Main Page: http://transportation.ky.gov/motor-vehicle-licensing/Pages/default.aspx

Registration/Title: https://secure.kentucky.gov/kytc/renewal

Insurance: http://drive.ky.gov/motor-vehicle-licensing/Pages/Mandatory-Insurance.aspx

Inspection: http://drive.ky.gov/driver-licensing/Pages/Applying-or-Renewing-a-CDL.aspx#pretrip-inspection

 

LOUISIANA:

Main Page: https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx

Registration/Title: https://expresslane.dps.louisiana.gov/Notice_of_Transfer/VT_page_1.aspx

Insurance: https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/insurance.aspx

Inspection:http://www.dps.state.la.us/safetydirections.nsf

 

MAINE

Main Page: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/

Registration/Title:http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/index.html

 

MARYLAND:

Main Page: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/

Registration/Title:http://www.mva.maryland.gov/vehicles/registration/

Insurance:http://www.mva.maryland.gov/vehicles/insurance/

Inspection: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/58000ASE/inspection.htm

Tags: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/vehicles/registration/title-registration-info.htm

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

Main Page: http://www.massrmv.com/

Registration:http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/regs/index.htm

Title:http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/titles/index.htm

Tags: http://www.massrmv.com/rmv/regs/replace_plates.htm

Inspection:http://www.massrmv.com/Registration/VehicleInspections.aspx

Insurance:http://www.massrmv.com/MeritRatingBoard/SDIPandYourAutoInsurancePolicy/InsuranceCoveragesImpactedbySDIP.aspx

 

MICHIGAN:

Main Page: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585—,00.html

Title/Registration:https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585_1587—,00.html

Insurance:https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585_1587_14918-25289–,00.html

Tags: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585_1587_1590—,00.html

 

MINNESOTA:

Main Page:https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/default.aspx

Registration:https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/Vehicle-Registration.aspx

Tags: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/license-plate-information.aspx

Insurance:https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/AutoInsuranceInfo.pdf

 

MISSISSIPPI:

Main Page:https://www.ms.gov/dps/license_renewal/

Registration/Title:http://www.dmv.org/ms-mississippi/car-registration.php

Insurance:http://www.dmv.org/ms-mississippi/car-insurance.php

Inspection: http://www.dmv.org/ms-mississippi/smog-check.php

 

MISSOURI:

Main Page:http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/

Registration/title:http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/titling.php

Plates:http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/licplate.php

Insurance:http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/insurinfo.php

Inspection:http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/help.php#safety

As Is: http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/complaints.php

 

MONTANA:

Main Page: https://dojmt.gov/driving/

Registration/Title: https://dojmt.gov/driving/vehicle-title-and-registration/

Insurance:https://doj.mt.gov/driving/insurance-and-verification/

Inspection:https://doj.mt.gov/driving/vehicle-identification-number-vin-inspections/

 

NEBRASKA:

Main page: http://www.dmv.state.ne.us/

Registration: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/mvreg/index.html

Title: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/mvtitles

Inspection: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/mvtitles/inspect.html

Insurance: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/mvreg/insurance.html

 

NEVADA:

Main page: http://dmvnv.com/

Registration: http://www.dmvnv.com/nvreg.htm

Title: http://www.dmvnv.com/title.htm

Inspection: http://www.dmvnv.com/emission.htm

Insurance: http://www.dmvnv.com/insurance.htm

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Main page: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/

Registration: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/index.htm

Inspection: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/inspections-emissions/index.htm

Title: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/title/index.htm

Purchasing Tips: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/inspections-emissions/tips-used-vehicle.htm

Insurance: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/financial-responsibility/insurance.htm

 

NEW JERSEY:

Main page: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

Inspection: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Inspections/index.htm

Title: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/Titles.htm

Registration: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/Registration.htm

Insurance: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/InsuranceRequirements.htm

 

NEW MEXICO:

Main page: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/

Registration: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/vehicle-registration.aspx

Title/tags: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/how-to-title-a-vehicle.aspx

Insurance: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/vehicle-insurance.aspx

 

NEW YORK:

Main page: http://dmv.ny.gov/

Insurance: http://dmv.ny.gov/nav/insurance

Registration/title: http://dmv.ny.gov/registration/register-and-title-vehicle-or-trailer

Inspection: http://dmv.ny.gov/inspection/inspection-requirements

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

Main page: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/

Title/tags: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/tagtax/

Registration: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/registration/

Inspection: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/registration/locations/

Insurance: https://edmv-lts.dot.state.nc.us/lts/LiabilityInsuranceServices.htm

 

NORTH DAKOTA:

Main page: http://www.dot.nd.gov/

Title/Registration: http://www.dot.nd.gov/forms/sfn02872.pdf

Inspection: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/mv/docs/faq-Inspections.pdf

Insurance: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/mv/docs/faq-insurance-requirements.pdf

 

OHIO:

Main page: http://bmv.ohio.gov/

Registration/title: http://bmv.ohio.gov/vr-firstissuance.aspx

Insurance: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/insurance_requirements.stm

Inspection: http://www.dmv.org/oh-ohio/smog-check.php

 

OKLAHOMA:

Main page: https://www.ok.gov/dps/

Registration: https://www.dmv.org/ok-oklahoma/car-registration.php

Title: https://www.dmv.org/ok-oklahoma/title-transfers.php

Insurance: http://www.dmv.org/ok-oklahoma/car-insurance.phpind

 

OREGON:

Main page: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/index.aspx

Insurance: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/insurance.aspx

Title/Registration: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/vehicle/titlereg.aspx

Inspection: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/vehicle/vininspection.aspx

Tags: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/vehicle/plates.aspx

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Main page: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/

Title: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Vehicle-Services/Title-Registration/Pages/default.aspx

Inspection: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Inspection-Information/Pages/default.aspx

Insurance: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Insurance/Pages/default.aspx

Registration: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Vehicle-Services/Title-Registration/Pages/default.aspx

 

RHODE ISLAND

Main Page: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/

Title/Registration: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/registrations/

Tags: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/plates/overview/

 

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Main Page: http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/

Insurance: http://scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/Insurance-Requirements

Title/Registration: http://www.scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/Titles-and-Registration

Tags: http://scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/License-Plates

 

SOUTH DAKOTA:

Main page: http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/

Title: http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/Titling_and_Registration/Titling_Motor_Vehicles.aspx

Tags: http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/License_Plates/Standard_Plates.aspx

 

TENNESSEE:

Main Page: https://www.tn.gov/safety/section/dlmain

Insurance: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/article/drive-insured-tn

Inspection: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/topic/apc-vehicle-inspection-program

Title/Registration: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/section/title-and-registration

 

TEXAS:

Main page: https://www.txdmv.gov/

Registration: http://txdmv.gov/motorists/register-your-vehicle

Buying and Selling Guide: http://txdmv.gov/motorists/buying-or-selling-a-vehicle

Tags: http://txdmv.gov/motorists/license-plates

Inspection: http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/vi/

Insurance: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/consumer/cb020.html

 

UTAH:

Main page: http://dmv.utah.gov/

Insurance: http://dmv.utah.gov/register/insurance

Inspection: http://dmv.utah.gov/motorcarriers/inspection-requirements

Registration: http://dmv.utah.gov/vehicles-services-menu/registration

Title: http://dmv.utah.gov/vehicles-services-menu/titles

 

VERMONT

Main Page: http://dmv.vermont.gov/

Registration: http://dmv.vermont.gov/registrations

Insurance: http://dmv.vermont.gov/safety/laws/insurance

Inspection: http://dmv.vermont.gov/safety/laws/inspection

 

VIRGINIA:

Main Page: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/#/

Title: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/vehicles/#titling.html

Registration: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/vehicles/#vehiclereg.html

Insurance: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#insurance.html

Inspection: http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#emissions.asp

 

WASHINGTON:

Main Page: http://www.dol.wa.gov/

Registration: http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/moving.html

Title: http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/licenseplates.html

Insurance: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/insurance.html

Inspection:  http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/emissions.html

Buying and Selling:http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/buyingacar.html

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Main Page: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx

Insurance: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/DMVFormSearch/Insurance%20Brochure%20-%20FINAL-2013.pdf

Registration: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Vehicle-Services/Registrations/Pages/default.aspx

Title: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Vehicle-Services/Titles/Pages/default.aspx

Tags: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Vehicle-Services/License-Plates/Pages/default.aspx

Inspection: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Vehicle-Services/Pages/Vehicle-Inspection.aspx

 

 WISCONSIN:

Main Page: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/home.aspx

Title/Registration: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles/title/emvpublic/index.htm

Tags: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles/title/index.htm

Insurance: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/vehicles/ins-req.htm

Inspection: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/vehicles/im.htm