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York County Treasurer Motor Vehicle FAQ

Change of Address/Moving

My name or address has changed recently, what do I need to do?
If your name or address changes, you must apply for a replacement license or ID card within 60 days of such change.

I just moved to York County from another state, what do I need to do to register my vehicle?
You will need to bring your vehicle, along with your Title and Registration from the other state, and proof of insurance to our office at 510 N Lincoln Ave.  If you don't have your title because there is lien on your vehicle (you are making payments) you would need to start by contacting our office with your lien holder information and we will contact your lien holder.  Once we receive the title from the lien holder we will notify you so you can come to our office at 510 N Lincoln Ave.  The Sheriff's Office will inspect your vehicle's VIN number first at this location (Cost is $10.00).  If everything is in order you will be sent over to the Treasurer's Office at the same location and be issued a Nebraska Title and Registration.  No appointment necessary.  If you have proof the vehicle was registered in another state, there is no Sales Tax due in Nebraska.  If you have insurance from another state we will need to see the "Declarations" page of your policy to verify that you have the minimum requirements for Nebraska.  If you need further assistance please call this office at (402) 362-4929.

I've just moved to Nebraska from another state.  How long do I have to register my vehicle?  Where do I register?  How much will it cost? 
You have 30 days to register your vehicle at your local Motor Vehicle Office.  To see an approximate cost to register your vehicle please refer to the Vehicle Tax Estimator (link www.nebraska.gov/dmv_cgi/vte/cgi/dmv.cgi )  (If the vehicle is less than 14 years old).  To determine actual registration fees and taxes, contact the local Motor Vehicle Office in your county of residence.  Please refer to Vehicle Registrations for specific information about motor vehicle registration.

Can I license my vehicle with another states insurance coverage?
Your proof of insurance card must state "Nebraska Liability" insurance coverage, or if submitting an insurance card from another state, we will need to verify that their State meets the Nebraska minimum liability insurance coverage amounts.  All insurance companies must be licensed to do business in Nebraska.

I just moved from one county in Nebraska to another.  Do I need to get new plates and registration in my new county?
No. It is not necessary to obtain a registration and license plates in your new county until your vehicle's regular registration is due.  At that time, you will need to bring your "Out-of-County" registration to our office so that we can update your records, transfer your registration to York County, and issue you new plates. 

I am going to college in York County do I need to get new license plates?
If you are considered a fill time student and you do not reside in York County year round, you are not required to transfer your registration to York County.

Purchases

What do I need if I purchased a vehicle from a Private Party?
When a person purchases a vehicle from a private party, they need to have them write out a "Bill-of-Sale".  It can be written or typed but it needs to include the purchaser & seller names, the VIN number of the vehicle, sale date, and the sale price.  The seller then signs and dates the "Bill-of-Sale".  The purchaser will then come in to register the vehicle at 510 N Lincoln Ave.  They will need to bring the Title, "Bill-of-Sale", and proof of insurance for the newly purchased vehicle.  The clerks at our office will then fill out a Nebraska Sales Tax & Use Form 6 from the information contained on the "Bill-of-Sale" to complete the registration process.

What if I purchase a vehicle from a Licensed Nebraska Dealer?
If you purchase a vehicle from a Licensed Nebraska Dealer they are required by the State to provide you with a Form 6 so that you can register your vehicle in whatever county you reside.  Contact our office at (402) 362-4929 with the VIN number to be sure we have received the Title, if the vehicle has been financed.

What do I need if I purchased a vehicle from a Dealer not licensed in Nebraska?
If you purchased a vehicle from a Dealer that is not licensed in Nebraska, they will need to provide you with a Purchase Contract on their letterhead or business form.  We will then use that form to fill out a Form 6 when you come in to register your vehicle.  Contact our office at (402) 362-4929 with the VIN number to be sure we have received the Title, if the vehicle has been financed.

Do I need a Form 6? What is a Form 6?
A Form 6 is the Nebraska Sales Tax & Use Form.  If you purchase something from a Licensed Nebraska Dealer they are required by the State to provide you with this form so that you can register your vehicle in whatever county you reside.  If you purchase something from a Dealer that is not licensed in Nebraska, they will need to provide you with a Purchase Contract on their letterhead or business form.  We will then use that form to fill out a Form 6 for you when you come in to register your vehicle. 
If you purchase from a private party sale, the seller will need to provide you with a "Bill-of-Sale".  They can use our form (?) that is available on our website or create their own.  The "Bill-of-Sale" must include the year, make, model, and VIN number of the vehicle.  It also needs to include the sale date, purchase price, and the seller's signature.  We will use that information to fill out a Form 6 when you come in to register your vehicle.

I purchased a new vehicle.  Does it need to be inspected? If so where?
Only if the vehicle has a Non-Nebraska Title or has been branded a Salvage Title will the vehicle need to be inspected.  The York County Sheriff's Office completes vehicle inspections at 510 N Lincoln Ave.  There is a $10.00 fee.  Bring your identification, Title, and "Bill-of-Sale".

I leased a vehicle.  What do I need to do to get it registered?
When you lease a new vehicle, the dealership will send  the necessary paperwork to our office to process the Title.  Once the Title has been processed, you will need to come in to our office at 510 N Lincoln Ave to process the registration.  You will need to bring in your Lease Agreement, Sales Tax Form 6, and current proof of insurance for that vehicle to complete this process.  If you traded in a vehicle or turned in another leased vehicle when you acquired the new one, please bring in the plates and registration from that vehicle so that, if applicable, we can credit back any remaining registration fees you had already paid.

           

Lost Items

What if my decal or plates are lost in the mail?
If you do not receive your decals or plate in the mail within 14 days from mailing your payment, contact our office at (402) 362-4929 to inquire if they have been returned to our office or are indeed lost.  We will ask that you come in and pick up a reprint/duplicate.  We don't do reprints until 2 weeks/14 days have passed since they were sent out of our office.  If you don't receive your decals or plates and the address has changed, we will still wait 2 weeks to reprint so that the original decals/plates have a chance to come back before we resend new documents.                                

We lost our car registration, how do I replace it?
To get a duplicate registration you need to come to our office, or send in a request to us with a payment of $6.50 and self-addressed stamped envelope to:

York County Treasurer
510 N Lincoln Ave      
York NE 68467

      

We accept cash, check or credit card (processing fees apply)  in the office, and check or money order through the mail.  If you mail it in please put a note stating that you need a duplicate registration and include the plate number and a phone number incase we need to contact you. 

I lost one of my license plates.  What do I do?
If it is a personalized plate, contact the York County Treasurer's Office to have them re-order you a new plate.  If it is a standard issue plate, you need to bring your remaining plate into the office at 510 Lincoln Ave to have them issue a new set.  There is a charge of $14.60 anytime you lose a plate.

I lost my car title.  How do I obtain a duplicate?
When a title has been lost, destroyed, or mutilated, you can obtain a duplicate title from the Motor Vehicle Office in any county.  To obtain a duplicate title, you must submit a completed Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title.  All person(s) whose name(s) appear on the face of the title must sign the completed application.  The exception to this is a title that is held by husband and wife, in which case either, acting as agent for the other, may sign the application.  All signatures must be notarized.  The fee for a Duplicate Certificate of Title is $14.00.

Miscellaneous

What if I do not receive a motor vehicle renewal notice?
Notices are generated 30 days before the expiration date, but it is still the citizen's responsibility to renew in a timely manner.  Lost or missing reminders occur on occasion.  This occurs most often when you have recently moved and the reminder is sent to your previous address.  If you intend on renewing in person, the renewal notice is not necessary, however you will need proof of insurance, and the license plate number as well.  You can call our office at (402) 362-4929 to get the correct total and update your address info if needed.

We have old expired plates.  What do we do with them?
You can return them to the Treasurer's Office to be recycled, or throw them away, but we suggest cutting them in half so that no one else could use them if found.

Can I get a refund on my Motor Vehicle Registration?
If you sell, trade, wreck or junk a vehicle, or terminate a lease; keep your pink registration and both license plates (1 plate for trailers) in order to receive a refund.  Bring in your plates and registration to obtain the refund.  Failure to bring in the registration and plates may reduce the amount of the refund.  Refunds must be obtained within 60 days of a title transfer.  If sold in the month prior to registration expiration, there is no refund.  If you move to another state and re-register your vehicle(s) there, you are also entitled to a refund.  In order for us to process the refund you will need to send back the Nebraska license plates and registration, along with a copy of your new state's registration, an Application for Refund (www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/pdf/refundapp.pdf ), and an address where we may send the refund once it is processed.

York County Treasurer
510 N Lincoln Ave
York NE 68467

           
How do I get Handicap Permits or Plates?
Please use one of the following forms:

                        Medical Professionals Only
                        Handicap License Plate Application (PDF)
                        Handicap Parking Permit Application (PDF)

How do I get Specialty Plates?
You can apply for a Specialty Plate online or by submitting a completed application (download PDF here), along with the appropriate fee to:

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver and Vehicle Records Division
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94789
Lincoln NE 68509

The York County Treasurer's Office does not process applications for specialty plates.  This is a function of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. 

After a specialty plate application is approved, an approval letter is sent to the applicant.  The letter indicates the date the plates will be available for pick up at the County Treasurer's Office and the County Treasurer's telephone number to verify the Treasurer has received the plates.  Current plates and registration MUST be surrendered when the specialty plates are picked up.  Additional fees for production of the license plates and new registration will be charged.  Applicants should allow 3 to 4 weeks for the plates to arrive at their County Treasurer's Office. 

Additional questions regarding Specialty Plates may be addressed to: dvrweb@dmv.ne.gov