The General Assembly passed legislation regarding the initial vehicle registration of vehicles by persons with delinquent taxes or fees, including local vehicle license fees, delinquent tangible personal property tax, or parking citations. Persons with delinquent taxes or fees may receive a “stop.” A stop restricts access to the driver and vehicle records, prohibiting transactions until the issue has been resolved.
DMV issued a limited initial registration for a period of up to 90 days for a vehicle purchased after a stop is placed by a locality for delinquent taxes or fees. This allows customers to purchase a vehicle, but grants time to satisfy delinquent taxes or fees. Once the taxes or fees are satisfied, DMV may issue a full one, two, or three year registration. This legislation does not change how DMV handles registration renewal. Customers with stops for delinquent taxes or fees are still not allowed to renew or transfer a vehicle registration.