Early renewal is based on an emissions test requirement.
- If an emissions test is not required, you may renew up to six months before the expiration.
- If an emissions test is required, you may renew your registration up to three months before the expiration by showing your current registration at the test station.
To avoid a penalty fee your online or phone renewal must be completed on or before the due date or your mail-in payment must be postmarked by the due date. The initial fee for a late registration is $8, plus an additional $4 for each month it's overdue.
If your vehicle fails the initial or any subsequent emissions test, you will not be charged a penalty fee for late registration renewal if the original test was before the registration expiration date and the registration renewal is completed within 30 days of the original test.
Registration renewal reminders are mailed or emailed to the owner of record one month prior to expiration. You are responsible for renewing your registration by the due date whether or not you receive this courtesy notice. Your expiration date is printed on your registration document.
A $25 fee is charged for any check returned by a financial institution and may result in cancellation of vehicle registrations and driving privileges.
For more information, please see the Vehicle Services FAQ