What Is the Penalty for an Expired Car Tag in Oklahoma?

The penalties for delinquent registration renewal in Oklahoma start accruing one month following expiration by adding $1 per day to the registration fee, up to a maximum of $100, and a back year of registration fees are required if the delinquency lasts more than one year, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Fees vary based upon the classification of the vehicle.

Vehicle registration fees depend upon how many years a vehicle has already been registered in Oklahoma, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. For non-commercial vehicles up to four years of registration, a $91 registration fee is required per year. For five to eight years of registration, the fee is $81 per year. Motorcycles have a registration fee of $94 for the first four years of registration and $84 for years five through eight.

Citizens may renew license plates online if the vehicle registration has been expired 10 months or less and the vehicle needs a standard license plate tag. Otherwise, vehicles can be renewed through the mail or in person at vehicle tag agencies. Motorists need the VIN, tag number, insurance information and fees in order to renew tags. Bringing a renewal notice expedites the process when renewing by mail or in person.