Pending Suspension of Vehicle Registration Letter

If you received this letter, then your insurance coverage has lapsed. You now have a fine due of $25.00 for failure to maintain continuous liability insurance coverage.

By law, motor vehicle owners must maintain Liability Insurance for their registered vehicles.

Do you still own the car?

  • NO, then you do not need to do anything.  Please ignore the notice
  • YES, follow the directions on the letter. You must pay the $25 fine AND get or maintain liability insurance coverage

How do I pay the fine?

You can:

  • Pay the fine online using DRIVES e-Service.  You will need your license plate number or VIN number AND Driver’s License number or Letter ID (Letter IDs may be found on any letter sent to you regarding your vehicle.

  • Pay at a MVD Kiosk.  Find a kiosk near you

  • Go to your local County Tag Office and pay the fine in-person or for mail payment options.

What if ....

  • You relocated and registered the vehicle in another state
  • The vehicle has been totaled in an accident (and reported to your insurance company)
  • You are in the military and the vehicle is being stored while you are deployed

Then, cancel registration online using DRIVES e-Services or complete the form MV-18J (included with your letter or download it).  You can mail it back to your local County Tag office.

I don't think this applies to me

Contact your Insurance Company immediately. They must send insurance coverage for the dates shown as lapsed, if you were covered during the dates on your letter.  Check your updated insurance status online.  The website only provides current insurance status.

I still own and operate the vehicle.  What if I ignore the letter?

  • Your vehicle registration will be suspended
  • You will not be allowed to renew your registration
  • You will have an additional reinstatement fine of $60

Related Information

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