Temporary Permits

Temporary tags for new vehicle purchases

A temporary tag, valid for up to 60 days from the date of purchase. If taxes have not been paid, the County collects the taxes when a permit is issued. Proof of insurance, as well as secure and verifiable ID are also required at the time the tag is issued.

One or more of the following documents will be required to obtain a temporary tag:
  • Original title properly signed
  • Copy of the sellers registration to prove ownership with original notarized bill of sale
  • Letter from the bank or dealer indicating a problem with the lien or paperwork

Temporary tags due to expired registration

If a vehicle fails an emissions test, a 10-day temporary tag may be issued. The failed emissions test report is required to obtain a temporary tag.

Owners of vehicles with expired, out of state registration, may request a 10-day temporary tag for the purpose of obtaining a VIN inspection and/or emissions test.

Special Circumstances

Temporary tags may be issued for a number of other circumstances, please contact the Motor Vehicle Office for more information.