It may be possible to renew a local department of motor vehicle (DMV) registration online, depending on the state in which the car owner lives. For example, drivers in Texas, California and Florida have the option of online registration renewals, while drivers in Kentucky, Oregon and North Carolina do not. DMV.org offers a clickable map that lets drivers determine quickly if online renewal is possible and how to renew online.
In states that offer online renewals, the process is usually similar to process renewals online. Most states send out renewal notices that provide instructions for online renewals. In California, drivers up their registrations by entering the license plate numbers, last five numbers of the vehicle identification number for the vehicles being registered and their ZIP codes to pull up registration information through CarTagz, pay online and get instant printable registration cards.