Updating car registration
A non-transferable registration in CA is given to out-of-state vehicles that are registered in California without proof of ownership (i.e. These vehicles henceforth cannot be sold, transferred, or given a CA vehicle title.
If you wish to buy or sell a vehicle with a non-transferable registration, you will need to have it converted to a transferable registration.
The is collected by Penn DOT at the time a vehicle is initially registered and annually at the time the registration is renewed.
The fee is based on the number of years a customer registers their vehicle.
For more information regarding the fee for local use, refer to the Fee for Local Use – Participating Counties Fact Sheet, found on our website.
Motor vehicles registered under the International Registration Plan, and motor vehicles with a seasonal registration or circus carnival plate are not eligible for two-year registration.
For initial issuance of registration plates, a customer may choose a two-year registration period.
In addition, registration renewal coupons with an April 2017 expiration date or later will include both the one-year and the two-year registration fees.
To renew online you will need your registration plate number, title number, insurance information, odometer reading, a valid credit card, and a printer.
At the end of the transaction, you will be given the opportunity to print a receipt and a permanent registration credential.
Duplicate registration cards may also be secured if your registration card has been lost, stolen or defaced.