The New York Department of Motor Vehicles normally mails out vehicle registration renewal notices several weeks before the vehicle's current registration expires. Registration renewal notices alert motorists if their vehicle does not have a valid emissions inspection from the previous 12 months on file with the DMV.
Vehicle registration renewal notices provide information on how to renew the vehicle's registration online or through the mail. In the event that a vehicle registration renewal notice is not received, car owners can go to the local DMV office to renew the vehicle's registration in person. Late fees may be enforced if vehicle registration is not renewed within a month of expiration. Vehicles that do not have proper registration or have an expired registration can be stopped and ticketed.