How to Pay My Car Taxes Online

How to Pay My Car Taxes Online
Auto registration or tax renewals can be done online.

How to Pay Car Taxes On-line

Step 1

Gather the items needed to complete the required online forms and to effect payment of car taxes online. You'll likely need an auto registration renewal notice or current registration containing vehicle information, a current proof of insurance form and a credit or debit card.

Step 2

Type into your browser URL This site helps locate the site of your state taxing authority responsible for collecting cars taxes and fees, known as the "Unofficial DMV Guide." Arriving at the website, enter your state on the upper-right-hand side of the page.

Step 3

Check that you have selected the proper state, then place your cursor on the "Registration & Titling" button on the upper-left-hand side of the page and a drop-down menu will appear. Click on "Registration Renewals" .

Step 4

Locate a gray box offering several renewal options. Find "Renew Online, In person, or By Mail" and click the link provided. Read the qualification for online renewals, and if you meet the criteria and are eligible to renew online, locate the "Visit the state site" link and click it. This will open your state's site in a new window.

Step 5

Locate the "Renew Your Registration" icon once your state's site has loaded and click on it. Next, you will see a page requiring you to select your particular county (parish or borough). Locate yours and click "Next" (or "Go"). Read about the eligibility requirements for online renewals, additional fees that will be charged for the convenience and then click on the "I Agree" button if you wish to continue.

Step 6

Follow on-screen instructions and enter requested information such as verification of license plate number and vehicle identification number, mailing address and phone number, insurance verification information and credit or debit card information. Once all required information has been entered on the last screen, click on "Submit."

Step 7

Print the on-screen receipt and note any special instructions or information provided. For example, there may be instructions to contact the taxing authority after a specific amount of time has elapsed if you have not received a confirmation email from the taxing authority, etc.