Oklahoma Car Registration: The Step-by-Step guide

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Those looking to process their Oklahoma car registration can rest assured the steps aren’t difficult. Getting your car or truck registered in Oklahoma requires just a few forms and fees.

The registration is a requirement whether you’ve purchased a vehicle new or used, through a private or dealer sale.

Your main tasks include satisfying:

  • Proof of identification
  • Registration/Title application
  • Proof of ownership

…plus, any applicable vehicle testing and disclosures.

You will register and tag your vehicle at an Oklahoma Tax Commission office.

The steps for registration vary depending on if the vehicle was purchased through a private party or dealership. We’ve outlined the Oklahoma car registration process, keeping it as easy-as-possible.

Registering Your Car in Oklahoma: Step-by-Step

Oklahoma drivers must have auto insurance when registering their vehicle.

Get your insurance beforehand by shopping around local insurance providers. Or, browse our round-up of OK insurance providers if you wish to compare quotes online.

Registration via Private Sales

How you’ll register a vehicle in Oklahoma:

  1. Go to your nearest OTC office
  2. Present your OK driver’s license
  3. File an Application for Oklahoma Certificate of Title for a Vehicle (701-6)
  4. Submit your vehicle information:
    1. Vehicle title or out-of-state title
    2. Or: Manufacturer certificate of origin
    3. If applicable: VIN/Odometer disclosure (vehicle is less than 9 years old)
    4. If applicable: Lien document (if financed)
  5. Provide your OK auto insurance information
  6. Pay your registration, taxes, and fees
    1. Title: $11
    2. Registration: $96
    3. Registration (modified for disability): $36
    4. Registration (military): $26 with Form 779
    5. Registration (disabled veterans): $5
    6. VIN inspection: $4
    7. Postage fee: $3
    8. Excise tax: variable

You will receive your new plates and registration on-the-spot. You may opt for a specialty plate during the registration process if you wish.

Registration via Dealer Bought or Leased

Most dealerships submit your vehicle information and paperwork. This information is forwarded to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

You should receive temporary tags until the state sends the license plates in the mail within a week or two. If dealers don’t provide this service, get your documents and proceed with the steps listed above.

Set a Reminder for Registration Renewal

Mark your calendar else wait to receive a renewal notice when it comes time.

See our OK registration renewal guide for more information when you’re ready.

Congratulations! You’ve got a set of wheels!