DMV Agencies & What They Do By State

Have you recently moved to a new state and you don’t know where to get a new license or a new registration for your vehicle? Well, we put together this comprehensive list of state agencies that can keep you and your vehicle street legal.

Alabama

There are two agencies in Alabama that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DPS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing AL drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), as well as boat licensing and registration.

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for Alabama residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates.

As a new resident to Alabama, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. There are no inspection requirements for vehicles in Alabama.

Online and Third-Party Services

DPS online services include:

The DPS also offers online resources such as road test study guides and driver manuals. The ALEA/DPS partners with third parties like Boat-Ed.com and BoaterExam.com for boat licensing examinations, as well as private driver education companies for teens moving through the graduated driver licensing program.

MVD online services include:

Some counties also offer online registration renewal—find your county office to see whether you can renew online.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety:

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Licensing Bureau

PO Box 1471

Montgomery, AL 36102

Phone: (334) 517-2763

Office locations

Department of Revenue:

2545 Taylor Road

Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: (334) 242-9000

Office locations

Alaska

In Alaska, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. Boater licenses are not required in the state.

If you move to Alaska, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. There are no inspection requirements for vehicles in Alaska. 

The Alaska DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Alaska are not required to get an AK license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Alaska DMV’s online services include:

The DMV partners with third-party companies to assist with road testing throughout the state, if it’s more convenient than testing at your local DMV branch. The DMV partners with third-party servicers to complete tasks including title and registration services and motorcycle training and testing.

You can access the Alaska Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The AK DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 101

Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone:

  • In-state (toll-free): (855) 269-5551
  • Out-of-state: (907) 269-5551

Office locations

Arizona

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Game and Fish Department is responsible for watercraft registration; boat licenses are not required.

If you move to Arizona, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state. Emissions tests are required in specific areas of the state—see the MVD’s guide to emissions testing for details.

The Arizona MVD also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Arizona are not required to get an AZ license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Arizona MVD’s online services are conducted through two state-approved parties: AZ MVD Now and ServiceArizona. include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Road test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Duplicate titles
  • eTitle transfers
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Vehicle transfers/report of sale
  • Ordering driving records
  • Address updates
  • Driver and vehicle forms
  • Voter registration

The MVD partners with a number of authorized third-party (ATP) companies to assist with licence applications and title and registration services, as well as motorcycle training and testing.

You can access the Arizona Driver License Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The AZ MVD offers online practice tests to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Motor Vehicle Division

4005 N. 51st Avenue

MD 555M

Phoenix, AZ 85031

Phone:

  • (602) 255-0072
  • TDD: (602) 712-3222

Office locations

Arkansas

The Arkansas DMV is made up of two agencies that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services, though all services can be accessed through the state’s myDMV site:

The ODS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing AR drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). Boating licenses and registrations are handled by the state’s Game and Fish Commission.

The OMV handles vehicle registration and titling services for Arkansas residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, custom license plates, and boat registrations.

As a new resident to Arkansas, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. There are no inspection requirements for vehicles in Arkansas.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Arkansas DMV’s online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Road test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card pre-registration
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License reinstatement requests
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Vehicle assessments
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Property tax payments
  • Vehicle transfers/report of sale
  • Ordering driving records
  • Address updates
  • Driver and vehicle forms
  • Voter registration

You can access the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The AR State Police offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Office of Driver Services

Ragland Building

1900 W 7th St

Rm 2067

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 371-5581

Email: DriverServices@dfa.arkansas.gov

Office locations

Office of Motor Vehicle

Ragland Building

1900 West 7th St.

Suite 1010

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 682-4692

Email: MVInformation@dfa.arkansas.gov

Office locations

California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Division of Boating and Waterways handles boat licensing and registration.

If you move to California, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 10 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection.

The California DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in California are not required to get a CA license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The California DMV’s online services include:

The DMV partners with a number of authorized third-parties to assist with a number of services such as licence applications and title and registration services, driver training, CDL skills testing, and motorcycle education and training.

You can access the California Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers online practice tests to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Licensing:

Driver’s License Inquires

Department of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 942890 

Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

Vehicles:

Vehicle Registration Operations

Department of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 942869

Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

Phone: (800) 777-0133

Office locations

Colorado

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Parks and Wildlife department handles boat licensing and registration.

If you move to Colorado, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection if you live in a required county.

The Colorado DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Colorado are not required to get a CO license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Colorado DMV’s online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Refund requests
  • Vehicle transfers/report of sale
  • Ordering driving records
  • Ordering motor vehicle records
  • Address updates

You can also access many driver and vehicle forms online.

The DMV partners with a number of authorized third-parties for driver testing, motorcycle safety courses and testing, driver’s education and testing, and CDL skills testing.

You can access the Colorado Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

1881 Pierce St.

Lakewood, CO 80214

Phone: (303) 205-5600

Office locations

Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is responsible for boat licensing and registration.

If you move to Connecticut, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection.

The Connecticut DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Connecticut are not required to get a CT license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Connecticut DMV’s online services include:

The DMV partners with a number of authorized third-parties for vehicle and vessel registration, regular driving schools, commercial driving schools, and motorcycle training.

You can access the Connecticut Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test through its mobile app to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

60 State St.

Wethersfield, CT 06161

Phone: (800) 842-8222

  • Hartford or out-of-state: (860) 263-5700

Office locations

Delaware

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and boat licensing and registration.

When you move to Delaware, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must obtain DE car insurance and also complete an emissions inspection.

The Delaware DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Delaware are not required to get a DE license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Delaware DMV’s online services are accessible with a myDMV account. These services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Ordering driving records and vehicle history reports
  • Address updates
  • Traffic ticket payments

You can also access many driver and vehicle forms online. You can access the Delaware Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DMV also partners with third-parties for services such as motorcycle training, CDL training and testing, and defensive driving courses.

Contact Information

Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles

2101 Mid County Drive

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: (302) 326-5000

Greater Wilmington Division of Motor Vehicles

2230 Hessler Boulevard

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: (302) 434-3200

Dover Division of Motor Vehicles

303 Transportation Circle

P.O. Box 698

Dover, DE 19903

Phone: (302) 744-2500

Georgetown Division of Motor Vehicles

23737 DuPont Blvd.

Georgetown, DE 19947

Phone: (302) 853-1000

Florida

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat licensing and registration.

When you move to Florida, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 10 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must obtain FL car insurance.

The FLHSMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Florida are not required to get a FL license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Florida DHSMV offers online services through their GoRenew and myDMV portals. These services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates

You can also access many driver and vehicle forms online.

You can access the Florida Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The FLHSMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The FLHSMV partners with a number of authorized third-parties for driver testing for both standard licenses and CDLs, as well as motorcycle training courses and CDL skills testing.

Contact Information

Neil Kirkman Building

2900 Apalachee Parkway

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 

  • Self-service: (850) 617-3000
  • Customer service: (850) 617-2000

Office locations

Georgia

There are two agencies in Georgia that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DDS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing GA drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), as well as boater licensing.

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for Georgia residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration.

As a new resident to Georgia, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection if you live in a required county.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Georgia DDS and MVD offer online services through their respective websites.

The DDS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License class upgrades
  • Fee payments
  • Ordering driver history
  • Address updates

The MVD’s online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Registration cancellation
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates
  • Insurance fine payments

You can also access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online.

You can access the Georgia Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The GA DDS offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DDS partners with a number of authorized third-parties for driver testing for both standard licenses and CDLs, as well as driver education courses, motorcycle training courses, and certain title and tag services.

Contact Information

Department of Driver Services

P.O. Box 80447

Conyers, GA 30013

Phone:

  • (678) 413-8400
  • (678) 413-8500
  • (678) 413-8600

Office locations

Motor Vehicle Division

4125 Welcome All Road

Atlanta, GA 30349

Phone: (855) 406-5221

Office locations

Hawaii

Driver licensing and vehicle registration in Hawaii are handled at the county level, though all processes are overseen by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HIDOT).

The licensing requirements vary by county for new residents—contact your county’s department to inquire about any grace period before obtaining your Hawaii license and registration. Each county has safety inspection requirements for vehicles entering the islands, which are typically done during the time of registration.

The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is responsible for boater licensing and registration in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The counties of Hawaii have limited online services available:

You can also access a copy of the Hawaii Driver’s Manual through the Department of Transportation.

Contact Information

County of Hawaii Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division

County directory (addresses and phone numbers)

Honolulu County Motor Vehicle, Licensing, and Permits Division

Mission Memorial Building

550 South King St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 768-9100

Maui County Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing

110 Alaihi Street

Suite 101

Kahului, HI 96732

Phone: (808) 270-7363

County of Kauai

Department of Finance

Driver License Division

4444 Rice St., Ste A480

Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:

  • Licensing: (808) 241-4242
  • Motor vehicles: 808) 241-4256

Idaho

The Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for boat registration in the state.

When you move to Idaho, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days of establishing residency in the state. You must have your Idaho driver’s license before registering your vehicle. Depending on your county, you must also get an emissions inspection.

Military residents stationed out-of-state can apply for a driver’s license extension while you’re away from home, and request a registration and title by mail. Non-residents stationed in Idaho are not required to get an ID license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Idaho DMV’s online services include:

Individual office locations also offer online appointment scheduling on a case-by-case basis. Check your local office to see if you can schedule your appointment online.

You can also access many driver license forms and vehicle forms online.

You can access the Idaho Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DMV partners with third-party examiners to conduct skills tests throughout the state, as well as motorcycle training and testing. Its online services portal is also offered through a third party, Access Idaho.

Contact Information

Idaho Transportation Department 

3311 W. State Street  P.O. Box 7129 

Boise, ID  83707 

Phone: (208) 334-8000 

Office locations

Illinois

The Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boater licensing and watercraft registration.

When you move to Illinois, you must exchange your driver’s license within 90 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. You must have Illinois car insurance before registering your vehicle. Depending on your county, you must also have an emissions inspection performed.

The SOS also has specific information geared toward its military and veteran residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Illinois are not required to get an IL license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Illinois SOS online services include driver licensing and vehicle tasks that include:

  • Application pre-registration
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates
  • Vehicle history reports
  • Driving records
  • Insurance information updates

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online, as well as make an appointment to visit an office in person. You can also access the Illinois Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks.

The SOS partners with third-parties to conduct services including CDL skills tests and motorcycle training courses.

Contact Information

Illinois Secretary of State

Jesse White

213 State Capitol

Springfield, IL 62756

Phone:

  • (800) 252-8980
  • Outside Illinois: (217) 785-3000

Office locations

Indiana

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration.

When you move to Indiana, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Depending on your county, you must also have an emissions inspection performed.

The BMV also has specific information geared toward its military and veteran residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Indiana are not required to get an IN license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Indiana BMV’s online services include:

  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Driving test appointments
  • New vehicle registrations
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Replacement titles and registrations
  • Address updates
  • Driving records

You can access many licensing forms and vehicle forms online, as well as make an appointment to visit an office in person. You can also access the Indiana Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The BMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The BMV partners with third-parties to conduct services such as CDL skills tests, driver education and training, and motorcycle training courses.

Contact Information

Indiana Government Center North

Room 402

100 N. Senate Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (888) 692-6841

Office locations

Iowa

The Iowa Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration in Iowa.

When you move to Iowa, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Vehicle inspections are not required to be eligible to register your car in Iowa, though an agent may perform a VIN check on your vehicle when you apply.

The MVD also has specific information geared toward its military and veteran residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Iowa are not required to get an IA license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Iowa MVD’s online services include:

Vehicle registrations and renewals lie with your county treasurer, many of which allow you to renew online. Find your county treasurer to see if that’s an option for you.

You can access many licensing forms and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Iowa Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MVD offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The MVD partners with third-parties to conduct services including driver education, motorcycle training, and CDL skills tests.

Contact Information

Driver & Identification Services

Iowa Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 9204

Des Moines, IA 50306

Phone: (515) 244-8725

Office of Vehicle Services

P.O. Box 9278

Des Moines, IA 50306

Phone: (515) 237-3110

Office locations

Kansas

The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles (DOV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Wildlife and Parks is responsible for boat registration in Kansas.

When you move to Kansas, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must first have a VIN inspection performed at an approved inspection location.

The DOV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Kansas are not required to get a KS license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Kansas DOV’s online services are available through the DOR as well as the state’s iKan app. These tasks include:

  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License status checks
  • Driving test appointments
  • Registration renewals
  • Checking specialty plate availability
  • Address updates
  • Driving records
  • Motor vehicle reports

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Kansas Driving Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DOV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DOV partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as virtual queue management and its practice test execution, as well as its iKan app and motorcycle training.

Contact Information

Driver’s Licensing

P.O. Box 2188

Topeka, KS 66601

Phone:

  • (785) 296-3671
  • Hearing impaired: (785) 296-3613

Titles and Registrations

P.O. Box 2505.

Topeka, KS 66611

Phone: (785) 296-3621

Office locations

Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration.

When you move to Kentucky, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must first have a Sheriff’s inspection performed at your local Sheriff’s office. Military non-residents stationed in Kentucky are not required to get a KY license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The KYTC’s online services include:

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Kentucky Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DOV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The KYTC partners with the State Police for its driver testing, including written and road tests. It also partners with third-party servicers for driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, and its online practice test service.

Contact Information

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

200 Mero St.

Frankfort, KY 40622

Phone:

  • Licensing and/or vehicles : (502) 564-1257
  • General inquiries : (502) 564-4890

Regional office locations

County clerk offices

Louisiana

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement is responsible for boat licensing and registration.

When you move to Louisiana, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, if you live in a required county you must first have an emissions inspection performed at an approved inspection location. Military non-residents stationed in Kansas are not required to get a KS license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Louisiana OMV’s online services include:

  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License status checks
  • Registration renewals
  • Plate cancellation
  • CDL medical status and self-certification inquiries

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Louisiana Driver’s Guide online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The OMV partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as online appointments, driver education, and CDL driver testing.

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Office of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 64886

Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Physical address:

Office of Motor Vehicles

7979 Independence Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: (225) 925-6146

Office locations

Maine

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (OMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for boat registration in Maine.

When you move to Maine, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must first have a safety inspection performed at an approved inspection location. Cumberland County residents must also undergo an emissions inspection along with your safety check. 

Military non-residents stationed in Maine are not required to get a ME license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Maine BMV’s online services include:

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Maine Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The BMV partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as driver education and title replacements.

Contact Information

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

29 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 624-9000

Office locations

Maryland

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration.

When you move to Maryland, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must first have a safety inspection performed at an approved inspection location. Depending on your county, you may also need to undergo an emissions inspection along with your safety check. 

The MVA also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Maryland are not required to get a MD license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Maryland MVA offers several online services including:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Title and registration applications
  • Registration renewals
  • Replacement titles
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty/personalized plate orders
  • Disability placards
  • Address updates
  • Driving records
  • Emissions inspection extension requests
  • Fee payments

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Maryland Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MD MVA offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The MVA partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as title and tag services, driver education, motorcycle training and testing, and emissions inspections.

Contact Information

Motor Vehicle Administration

6601 Ritchie Highway NE

Glen Burnie, MD 21062

Phone:

  • 410-768-7000
  • TTY: 1-800-492-4575

Office locations

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. Boat and watercraft registration is handled by the Boat and Recreation Vehicle Registration and Titling Bureau.

When you move to Massachusetts, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state—there is no grace period. Within 7 days of registering your vehicle, you must then have a vehicle inspection performed at an approved inspection location.

The RMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Massachusetts are not required to get a MA license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Massachusetts RMV offers several online services including:

  • Reservation scheduling
  • Driver’s permit and license applications
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Title and registration applications
  • Registration renewals
  • Registration cancellation
  • Registrations status checks
  • Replacement titles/registrations
  • Specialty/personalized plate orders
  • Plate replacements
  • Disability placards
  • Address updates
  • Driving records
  • Organ donor registration

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Massachusetts Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MA RMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The RMV also partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as title and tag services, driver education, motorcycle education and training, and emissions inspections.

Contact Information

Registry of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 55889

Boston, MA 02205

Phone: 

  • (800) 858-3926
  • Outside Massachusetts OR from area codes 339, 617, 781, or 857: (857) 368-8000

Office locations

Michigan

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) handles boating licenses.

When you move to Michigan, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state—there is no grace period. Vehicle inspections aren’t required in the state, except for rebuilt or salvaged vehicles.

The SOS also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Michigan are not required to get a MI license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Michigan SOS offers several online services including:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver’s permit and license pre-applications
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Motorcycle endorsements
  • Registration renewals
  • Replacement titles/registrations
  • Plate/tab replacements
  • Address updates
  • Driving records
  • Organ donor registration
  • Voter registration

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Michigan Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks.

The MI SOS also partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as driver testing, title and tag services, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Secretary of State

430 W. Allegan St.

Richard H. Austin Building, 4th Floor

Lansing, MI 48918

Phone: (888) 767-6424

Office locations

Minnesota

The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Division handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) handles boat registrations and licenses.

When you move to Minnesota, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Vehicle inspections aren’t required for most vehicles.

The DVS also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Minnesota are not required to get a MN license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Minnesota DVS offers several online services including:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver’s permit and license pre-applications
  • License status lookup
  • License refund requests
  • Reinstatement fee payment
  • Registration renewals
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Title/plate status checks

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Minnesota Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks.

The MN DVS also partners with third-party servicers for driver education courses, motorcycle training and testing, and applicable vehicle inspections.

Contact Information

Driver and Vehicle Services

445 Minnesota Street

Suite 190

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone:

  • Driver Services: (651) 297-3298
  • Vehicle Services: (651) 297-2126 

Office locations

Mississippi

There are two agencies in Mississippi that handle driver and vehicle services in the state:

The Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Department handles boat registrations and licenses.

When you move to Mississippi, you must exchange your driver’s license within 60 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Vehicle inspections aren’t required for most vehicles.

The DPS also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Mississippi are not required to get a MN license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The DPS’ online driver services include:

  • Appointments
  • License/ID renewal
  • Duplicate licenses/ID cards
  • Motor vehicle records
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Address changes
  • CDL medical card submissions

The DOR’s online vehicle services include:

  • Registration/tag renewals

You can access many licensing, registration, and titling forms online. You can purchase the Mississippi Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. You can also download a practice test app to prepare before you take your license exam.

The MS DPS and DOR also partner with third-party servicers for tasks like title and tag services, practice testing, motorcycle training and testing, and driver education.

Contact Information

Driver licensing:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

P.O. Box 958

Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: (601) 987-1212

Office locations

Motor vehicles:

​​Department of Revenue

ATTN: Motor Vehicle

P.O. Box 1033

Jackson, MS 39215

Phone: (601) 923-7200

Tax collector offices

Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division (WPD) handles boater licensing and education.

When you move to Missouri, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Depending on its age, your vehicle may also need to undergo a safety inspection prior to registration. If you live in a qualifying county, you may also be required to complete an emissions inspection.

The DOR also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Missouri are not required to get a MO license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Missouri DOR offers several online services, including:

  • Electronic renewal reminder sign-up
  • Reinstatement fee payment
  • Registration renewal
  • Personalized plate reservations
  • Sales tax calculator
  • Motor vehicle records
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Missouri Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The MO DOR also partners with third-party servicers and other agencies for tasks like title and tag services, vehicle inspections, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing. The Missouri Highway Patrol conducts driver examinations throughout the state.

Contact Information

Department of Revenue

Harry S Truman State Office Building

301 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone:

  • Driver licensing: (573) 526-2407
  • Motor vehicles: (573) 526-3669

Office locations

Montana

The Montana Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. 

When you move to Montana, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Montana does not currently have any vehicle inspection requirements.

The MVD also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Montana are not required to get a MT license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Montana MVD offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver license renewal
  • License status checks
  • Registration renewal
  • Temporary registration permits
  • Driving records
  • Motor vehicle records

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Montana Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. To prepare for your licensing exam, you can also download a practice test app.

The MT MVD also partners with third-parties to conduct services including title and tag services and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Motor Vehicle Division

P.O. Box 201430

302 N Roberts

Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406) 444-3933

Office locations

Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. 

When you move to Nebraska, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will also need to undergo an inspection, which can typically be done onsite at your vehicle office location. If you have moved to Douglas County, you’ll need to visit the Midtown Branch Office for your inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Nebraska are not required to get a NE license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Nebraska DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Permit applications
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • CDL renewal and replacement
  • Registration renewal
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Disability placards
  • Vehicle report of sale
  • Driving records
  • Traffic ticket payments
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Nebraska Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers both an online practice test as well as a practice test app to study on-the-go.

The NE DMV also partners with third-parties to conduct services such as CDL testing, driver education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver and Vehicle Records Division

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 94789

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone:

  • Driver services: (402) 471-3861
  • Vehicle services: (402) 471-3918

Office locations

Nevada

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (DOW) is responsible for boat registration as well as boater education and licensing.

When you move to Nebraska, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will also need to undergo a VIN inspection onsite at your DMV office location. If you’ve moved to Clark or Washoe County, your vehicle must also undergo an emissions test in order to be registered in Nevada.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Nevada are not required to get a NV license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Nevada DMV offers several online services through its MyDMV service, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Registration renewal
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Registration and insurance status checks
  • Registration cancellation and plate surrender
  • Vehicle resale notification
  • Driving records
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Nevada Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to help you ace your exam.

The NV DMV also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions testing, DUI traffic school, driver’s education and training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and skills tests in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711

Phone: 

  • Las Vegas area: (702) 486-4368
  • Reno, Sparks, and Carson City: (775) 684-4368

Office locations

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registrations. The New Hampshire State Police’s Marine Patrol Unit is responsible for mandatory boater education and licensing.

When you move to New Hampshire, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Within 10 days of registration, your vehicle will also need to undergo a safety and emissions inspection at a DMV-licensed inspection location.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in New Hampshire are not required to get a NH license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The New Hampshire DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • CDL medical card updates
  • Driving records
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the New Hampshire Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The NH DMV also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions testing, driver’s education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

NH Department of Safety

Division of Motor Vehicles 

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03305

Phone: (603) 227-4000

Office locations

New Jersey

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; boater education and licensing; and boat/vessel registrations.

When you move to New Jersey, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. If your vehicle is more than 5 model years old, it will also need to undergo an emissions inspection at an MVC-licensed inspection location.

The MVC also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in New Jersey are not required to get a NJ license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The New Jersey MVC offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Probationary license upgrades
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration replacement
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Inspection wait time check
  • Inspection scheduling
  • Driving records
  • Address changes
  • Organ donor registration
  • Reinstatement fee payments

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the New Jersey Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MVC offers an online practice test to help you ace your exam.

The NJ MVC also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions testing, driver’s education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

​​Motor Vehicle Commission

Customer Advocacy Office

P.O. Box 403

Trenton, NJ 08666

Phone: (609) 292-6500

Office locations:

New Mexico

The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; boater education and licensing; and boat/vessel registrations.

When you move to New Mexico, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state—there is no grace period. Your vehicle must also undergo a VIN inspection when you bring it into the state—these can be performed at MVD field offices or MVD-certified inspection locations. If you’ve moved to Bernalillo County, your vehicle must also undergo an emissions inspection.

The MVD also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in New Mexico are not required to get a NM license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The New Mexico MVD offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • License/ID pre-application
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Vehicle/vessel registration and titling
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration/title replacements
  • Plate replacements
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Disability placard replacements
  • Vehicle/vessel sale reporting
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the New Mexico Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MVD offers an online practice test app to help you ace your test.

The NM MVD also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, VIN inspections, emissions testing, CDL training and testing, and driver’s education and training in the state.

Contact Information

New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division

Joseph Montoya Building

P.O. Box 1028

1100 South St. Francis Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone: (888) 683-4636

Office locations

New York

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat/vessel registrations.

When you move to New York, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle must also undergo a safety and emissions inspection when you bring it into the state.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in New York are not required to get a NY license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The New York DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test scheduling
  • License/ID pre-application
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Vehicle/vessel registration and titling
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration/title replacements
  • Plate replacements
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Disability placard replacements
  • Vehicle/vessel sale reporting
  • Address changes
  • Driving records
  • Accident reports
  • Organ donor registration

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the New York State Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers online practice tests to help you ace your test.

The NY DMV also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, vision testing for license renewals, safety and emissions testing, driver’s education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

6 Empire State Plaza

Albany, NY 12220

Phone:

  • (518) 486-9786
  • (800) 698-2931

Office locations

North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is responsible for boat/vessel registrations and mandatory boater education.

When you move to North Carolina, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle must also undergo a safety inspection when you bring it into the state; if you live in one of 22 required counties, you must also take it for an emissions inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in North Carolina are not required to get a NC license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The North Carolina DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test scheduling
  • License/ID pre-application
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration/title replacements
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Property tax payments
  • Motor vehicle records
  • Driving records
  • Voter registration

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to help you ace your written test.

The NC DMV partners with PayIt, an online payment vendor that performs vehicle registration transactions. The agency also works with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, safety and emissions testing, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL education and testing in the state.

Contact Information

3101 Mail Service Center 

1515 N.Church St. 

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Phone: (919) 715-7000

Office locations

North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The ND Game and Fish Department is responsible for boat/vessel registrations.

When you move to North Dakota, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 150 days of establishing residency in the state. If you’re temporarily working in North Dakota, you can alternatively apply for either a 6-month or 12-month temporary registration permit. Most vehicles will not need to undergo inspection for registration purposes.

The DOT also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in North Dakota are not required to get a ND license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The North Dakota DOT offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test scheduling
  • License status checks
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Temporary registrations and permits (non-residents)
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address changes
  • Organ donor registration

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the North Dakota Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DOT offers an online practice test to help you ace your written test.

The ND DOT partners with a third-party vendor, Nemo-Q, for its online scheduling platform. The agency also works with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL education and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Transportation

608 E. Boulevard Ave

Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone:

Office locations:

Ohio

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The OH Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for boat/vessel registrations as well as boater education and licensing.

When you move to Ohio, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will need to undergo a VIN inspection before it can be titled and registered in Ohio. These inspections can typically be done at your licensing agency office.

The BMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Ohio are not required to get an OH license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Ohio BMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test scheduling
  • License status checks
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Temporary tag purchase
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • License plate replacements
  • Specialty plate availability check
  • Driving records
  • Address changes
  • Organ donor registration
  • Emergency contact updates

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Ohio Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The BMV offers an online practice test to help you ace your written test.

The OH BMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL education and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Headquarters:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

1970 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43223

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 16520

Columbus, OH 43216

Phone: (844) 644-6268

Office locations

Oklahoma

There are two agencies in Georgia that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DPS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing OK drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for Oklahoma residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration.

As a new resident to Oklahoma, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state. At this time, vehicle inspections are not required to register your vehicle in Oklahoma.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Oklahoma DPS and MVD offer online services through their respective websites.

The DPS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Ordering driver history
  • Motor vehicle records

The MVD’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations/license plates
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates
  • Vehicle notice of transfer

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The DPS and MVD partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as online renewal systems, driver testing, CDL testing, motorcycle training and testing, and driver education including parent-taught driver education.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety

3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Phone: (405) 425-2424

Office locations

OTC Motor Vehicle Services

440 South Houston, 5th Floor

Tulsa, OK 74127

Phone: (405) 521-3221

Offlce locations

Oregon

The Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV) Division handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The OR State Marine Board is responsible for boat/vessel registrations as well as boater education and licensing.

When you move to Oregon, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will need to undergo a VIN inspection before it can be titled and registered in Oregon. These inspections can typically be done at your licensing agency office. Additionally, if you’re registering your vehicle within the Portland area, it will need to undergo an emissions inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Oregon are not required to get an OR license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Oregon DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test scheduling
  • License status checks
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration pre-application
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • License plate replacements
  • Notice of vehicle sale
  • Trip permits
  • Driving records
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Oregon Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to help you ace your written test.

The OR DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver testing, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL skills testing in the state.

Contact Information

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

Phone: (503) 945-5000

Office locations

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is responsible for boat/vessel registrations as well as boater education and licensing.

When you move to Pennsylvania, you must exchange your driver’s license within 60 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 20 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will need to undergo a safety and VIN inspection before it can be titled and registered in Pennsylvania. Additionally, depending on which county you’re registering your vehicle in, it will need to undergo an emissions inspection.

PennDOT also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Pennsylvania are not required to get a PA license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

PennDOT offers several online services, including:

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Pennsylvania Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? PennDOT offers online practice tests to help you ace your written test, as well as practice test apps for both iPhones and Android devices.

PennDOT partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions testing, safety inspections, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL skills testing in the state.

Contact Information

PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services

Riverfront Office Center

1101 S. Front St.

Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: (717) 787-2838

Office locations

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The RI Department of Environmental Management is responsible for boat/vessel registrations as well as boater education and certification.

When you move to Rhode Island, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will need to undergo a VIN inspection at your participating police department before it can be titled and registered in Rhode Island. Within 5 days of registration, it will also need to undergo an emissions inspection.

Non-residents stationed in Rhode Island on military orders are not required to get a RI license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Rhode Island DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Road test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • License status check
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration cancellation
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Specialty plate reservations
  • Driving records
  • Address changes
  • Organ donor registration

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Rhode Island Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Commercial driver handbook.

The DMV also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, vehicle inspections, emissions testing, driver education, motorcycle rider courses, and CDL skills testing in the state.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

600 New London Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-4368

Office locations

South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; boat registrations; and driving records. 

When you move to South Carolina, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state—there is no grace period. Before titling and registering your vehicle, you must first contact your county auditor to pay your property tax.

SCDMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in South Carolina are not required to get a SC license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

SCDMV offers several online services, including:

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also download the South Carolina Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to help you ace your written test.

SCDMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, driver testing, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Headquarters:

10311 Wilson Boulevard

Building C

Blythewood, SC 29016

Mailing address:

SCDMV

PO Box 1498

Blythewood, SC 29016

Phone: (803) 896-5000

Office locations

South Dakota

There are two agencies in South Dakota that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DPS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing SD drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for South Dakota residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, custom license plates, and boat registration.

As a new resident to South Dakota, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days of establishing residency in the state. At this time, vehicle inspections are not required to register your vehicle in South Dakota.

The DPS also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in South Dakota are not required to get a SD license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The South Dakota DPS and MVD offer online services through their respective websites.

The DPS’ online services include:

The MVD’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • License plate purchases
  • Address updates
  • Vehicle report of sale
  • Seller’s permit print-outs

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the South Dakota Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The DPS and MVD partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as CDL testing, motorcycle training and testing, and driver education.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety

118 West Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD  57501

Phone:

  • General: (605) 773-3178
  • Driver licensing: (605) 773-6883

Office locations

Motor Vehicle Division

445 East Capitol Avenue 

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: (605) 773-3541

Country treasurer locations

Tennessee

There are two agencies in Tennessee that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DDS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing TN drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The DOR handles vehicle registration and titling services for Tennessee residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The Wildlife Resources Agency is responsible for boat registration and boater education.

As a new resident to Tennessee, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registration, you must take your vehicle for an emissions test if you live in a participating county.

The DDS and DOR also have specific licensing and registration information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Tennessee are not required to get a TN license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Tennessee DDS and DOR offer online services through their respective websites.

The DDS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Live wait times
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • CDL Medical Certificate renewal
  • Address changes
  • Fee payments
  • Driving records
  • Motor vehicle records

The DOR’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • License plate purchases
  • Personalized license plates

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Tennessee Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DDS offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DDS and DOR partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as CDL testing, emissions testing, and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Tennessee Department of Safety

Driver Services Division

P.O. Box 945

Nashville, TN 37202

Phone: (615) 253-5221

Office locations

Department of Revenue

500 Deaderick Street

Nashville, TN 37242

Phone:

  • Statewide: (888) 871-3171
  • Out-of-state and Nashville area: (615) 741-3101

County clerk office locations

Texas

There are two agencies in Texas that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DPS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing TX drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The DMV handles vehicle registration and titling services for Texas residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The TX Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for boat registration and boater education.

As a new resident to Texas, you must apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days and exchange your driver’s license within 90 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registration, you must also take your vehicle for an inspection.

The DPS and DMV also have specific licensing and registration information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Texas are not required to get a TX license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Texas DPS and DMV offer online services through their respective websites.

The DPS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Address changes
  • Fee payments
  • Driving records

The DMV’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • License plate purchases
  • Personalized license plates
  • Address changes

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Texas Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks.

The DPS and DMV partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as CDL testing, vehicle inspections, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Texas Department of Public Safety

Headquarters:

5805 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78752

Mailing address:

PO Box 4087

Austin, TX 78773

Phone:

Office locations

Department of Motor Vehicles

4000 Jackson Avenue 

Austin, Texas 78731

Phone: (888) 368-4689

Office locations

Utah

There are two agencies in Utah that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DLD handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing UT drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The DMV handles vehicle registration and titling services for Utah residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, custom license plates, and boat/watercraft registration.

As a new resident to Utah, you must apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state and exchange your driver’s license as soon as possible. Prior to registration, you must also take your vehicle for an emissions inspection if you live in a participating county.

The DLD and DMV also have specific licensing and registration information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Utah are not required to get a UT license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Utah DLD and DMV offer online services through their respective websites.

The DLD’s online services include:

The DMV’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate vehicle registrations/titles
  • License plate purchases
  • Personalized license plates
  • Disability placard renewal
  • Notice of vehicle sale
  • Refund requests
  • Address changes

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Utah Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DLD offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DLD and DMV partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as driver skills testing, CDL testing, vehicle inspections, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Driver License Division

Headquarters:

4501 South 2700 West, 1st Floor

Salt Lake City, Utah 84129

Mailing address:

Driver License Division

PO Box 144501

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Phone: (801) 965-4437

Office locations

Division of Motor Vehicles

Standard mail:

Utah State Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

Express delivery:

Utah State Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

210 North 1950 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone:

  • Salt Lake City: (801) 297-7780
  • Everywhere else: (800) 368-8824

Office locations

Vermont

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; boat registrations; and driving records. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for boater education and licensing.

When you move to Vermont, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Within 15 days of registration, you’ll then need to take your vehicle for a safety and emissions inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Vermont are not required to get a VT license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The VT DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Permit tests
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Temporary license plates and registration
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Vermont Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The Vermont DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, vehicle inspections, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603

Phone: (802) 828-2000

Office locations

Virginia

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Wildlife Resources is responsible for boat registrations and boater education and licensing.

When you move to Virginia, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registration, you must take your vehicle for an emissions inspection if you live in a participating county.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Virginia are not required to get a VA license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The VA DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Permit tests
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Plate purchases, deactivations, and surrenders
  • Duplicate registration or title issuance
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Disability placard renewals
  • Vehicle report of sale
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Address changes
  • Driving records

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Virginia Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The Virginia DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, vehicle inspections, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 27412

Richmond, VA 23269

Phone: (804) 497-7100

Office locations

Washington

The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; boat registration; and driving records. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for boater education and licensing.

When you move to Washington, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. You must first get your driver’s license before you can register your car in the state.

The DOL also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Washington are not required to get a WA license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The WA DOL offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Boat registration renewal
  • Vehicle and vessel report of sale
  • Address changes
  • Driving records

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Washington Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The Washington DOL partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver training and testing, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Licensing

PO Box 9030

Olympia, WA 98507

Phone:

  • Driver licensing: (360) 902-3900 
  • Vehicle registration: (360) 902-3770

Office locations

Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the District, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The DC Boat Registration Office is responsible for boat and watercraft registration.

When you move to Washington, D.C., you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must take it for an emissions inspection.

The DMV also offers registration reciprocity permits to active-duty military and other non-residents working in the District. Non-residents stationed in Washington, D.C. are not required to get a D.C. license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The WA D.C. DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Parking renewal
  • Personalized plate/tag requests
  • Plate/tag cancellation
  • Disability placards
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Washington, D.C. Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The D.C. DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education, road testing, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 90120

Washington, D.C. 20090

Phone: (202) 737-4404

Office locations

West Virginia

The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the District, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; boat registration; and driving records. The Division of Natural Resources is responsible for boater safety and licensing.

When you move to West Virginia, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Within 10 days of titling and registering your vehicle, you must take it for a safety inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in West Virginia are not required to get a WV license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The West Virginia DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Knowledge exams
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Personalized plate requests
  • Property tax payments
  • Address changes
  • Driving records
  • Organ donor registration

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the West Virginia Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The WV DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, safety inspections, defensive driving courses, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

5707 MacCorkle Avenue, SE

Charleston, WV 25317

Phone: (304) 558-3900

Office locations

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration as well as boater safety and licensing.

When you move to Wisconsin, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you’ll need to take it for an emissions inspection if you live in a participating county.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Wisconsin are not required to get a WI license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Wisconsin DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Road test waivers
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Titling and registration
  • Registration/plate renewal
  • Plate transfers
  • Duplicate registration/sticker issuance
  • Personalized plate requests
  • Notice of vehicle sale
  • Address changes
  • Vehicle records

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Wisconsin Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test app to give you the extra prep you need.

The WI DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions tests, driver education and driver training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

4822 Madison Yards Way

Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 264-7447

Office locations

Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Game and Fish Department is responsible for boat registration as well as boater safety and licensing.

When you move to Wyoming, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 1 year of establishing residency in the state, UNLESS you are moving from one of five specific states—in which case, you must apply for a driver’s license immediately. Prior to registering your vehicle, you’ll need to take it to a participating law enforcement location for a VIN inspection.

Active-duty military residents of Wyoming stationed out-of-state may apply for an expiration date waiver. Present your military ID when you apply for a driver’s license to have an “I” restriction notated on your credential—this waives your license expiration as long as you have your military ID or active duty orders with you. Non-residents stationed in Wyoming are not required to get a WY license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

Wyoming’s online driver and vehicle services are offered on the county level, rather than through the state DOT website. Check your local county treasurer’s website to see what you’re able to accomplish online.

You can access many licensing and registration forms online through WYDOT. You can also access the Wyoming Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

WYDOT partners with third-party servicers for license exam practice tests, driver education and driver training, motorcycle training and testing, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Transportation

5300 Bishop Blvd.

Cheyenne, WY 82009

Phone: (307) 777-4375

Driver exam stations

County treasurer offices