Vehicle registration must be completed with your local County Treasurer’s office in order to legally drive on NE roadways. So what do you need to take with you to complete your transaction the first time? It depends on how you own your automobile (leasing, making payments, or owner with title) and how you want to register (single, joint, business or transfer to family member) your automobile.
You have 30 days after establishing Nebraska residency to register your vehicle. You can register your vehicle in Nebraska either in person or by mail. New residents must first have their vehicle inspected by a local sheriff’s office.
Registration requires your vehicle’s title, proof of insurance, receipt for sales and excise tax payment, and payment for your base registration fee.
Vehicle Registration & Title Transfer Process
- Obtain auto insurance for the vehicle.
- Get a vehicle inspection.
- Transfer any lien information to your County Treasurer’s office.
Once you have completed the above steps, go to your County Treasurer’s office and present the following:
- Vehicle title (or copy of the title if you do not have the actual title).
- Application for Certificate of Title (Form RV-707) and pay the $10 application fee (if there is a lien on the vehicle, there is an additional $7 application fee).
- Inspection certificate.
- Proof of auto insurance.
- Payment of any applicable county tax fees.
To be sure you have everything you need before getting in line at the local County Treasurer’s office, visit www.transfermyauto.com, answer 3 to 5 questions to generate a checklist of what is needed. Military personnel often get tax breaks in many states, your checklist will indicate if this is the case.