State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division Of Motor Vehicles

Alaska Department of Administration, Divison of Motor Vehicles
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Online Renewal Information

Address Information | DMV Mailing Address | Boats
Expired Registration | Ineligible Vehicles | Leased Vehicles
Payment Options | Processing Time | Senior Citizen Exemption | Snow Machine/ATV

Please take a moment to read the following information. When you are ready to renew your registration (car, truck, motorhome, trailer, BOAT, snowmachine, ATV), click on: RENEW MY REGISTRATION


When you renew over the Internet, you do not pay the additional $10.00 registration fee. Only the actual fees that apply to your vehicle will be displayed on this system.  For example:  A non-commercial vehicle registration fee is $100.00.  If you renew in person at a State DMV office, the registration fee would be $110.00.

Please note that there may be a temporary charge of $1.11 that will appear on your debit/credit card pending transactions screen in addition to any other DMV service fee. This charge will disappear after the transaction is completed.



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Your address must be correct on DMV records in order to renew over the Internet. If you renew over the Internet and your address is incorrect, there is a $5.00 fee to obtain a replacement tab if you do not receive the registration and tab.  The easiest way to know if it is correct is whether or not you received a registration PRE-BILL (renewal notice). If you did not, or if your pre-bill was forwarded from your previous address, please update your address before using our online services.

If you are renewing the registration on more than one vehicle, the address must be updated on each individual record as your records are not linked.

If you are leasing your vehicle, the registration and tab will be mailed to the address shown on DMV records. This is normally the mailing address of the leasing company as they are the legal owner of the vehicle. Please see the following information for renewal procedures: RENEWAL OPTIONS

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  • Non-powered boats are not required to be registered as of June 4th, 2004.
  • You may renew a non-powered boat if you wish to.


  • When renewing a snow machine or ATV, the decal number is entered in the license plate field. 
  • The letter "S" must be the first character of the decal number.


If your registration is expired or due to expire within 30 days and your address is incorrect or may be incorrect on our records, please update your address before you attempt to renew. If you are unable to change the address online, please E-mail ALASKA DMV for procedures before you renew the registration. Please provide:

    1. current mailing and residence address
    2. license plate number(s)
    3. name as shown on your driver license
    4. month and date of birth

Please wait for a reply before you renew.

Vehicles are registered for a two year period. Normally a vehicle is assigned an expiration date when the vehicle is first registered in Alaska and retains that month when ownership changes. A vehicle that has been expired for less than a full year is charged the full biennial fee beginning with the month the registration expired, even if an individual has just purchased the vehicle and the previous owner let the vehicle expire, or the vehicle has been parked while it was expired. The registration starts over when it has been expired for over an entire year or when the previous owner was exempt from registration fees (Senior Exemption, Disability Plates, etc.)

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    • The new registration and tab are mailed the following business day.
    • If you received a renewal notice, you may discard the notice after receiving your new registration and tab. Please sign the new registration before placing it in your vehicle.
    • The registration and tab are mailed to the MAILING address shown in DMV records.
    • The correct residence is required to assure the correct fees are charged.
    • If your registration is expired or due to expire with 14 days, please print the confirmation page and carry that in your vehicle until the registration and tab arrives.
    • If you renew more than one registration, they will arrive in separate envelopes.
    • If you do NOT receive the tab and registration within 14 days, please E-mail ALASKA DMV and provide the following:
      1. license plate number of renewed vehicle
      2. current mailing and residence address


Refunds may be approved for the following situations:

    • Departmental error or duplicate payment only.
    • Personalized plate requests that are rejected by DMV and have the rejection letter included with the refund request form.
    • Fees for road tests that are cancelled by DMV.

Refunds are not issued for the following situations:

    • Road tests that are cancelled by the customer.
    • Fees are not prorated. “Used” portions of fees are not refundable.
    • Personalized plates that have not been rejected by DMV.

You must complete a refund request form and mail or fax the form and any additional information to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
1300 W Benson Blvd, Ste 400
Anchorage, AK  99503

Please allow up to 12 weeks for processing.

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    • Vehicles expired over a full year.
    • Vehicles that require additional paperwork for processing. (first time senior exemptions, military exemptions, amateur radio plates, vehicles requiring proof of heavy vehicle use tax payment)
    • Vehicles with incorrect addresses. You MUST correct your address PRIOR TO renewing the registration in order to receive your registration.
    • Please see the following for further information: Registration Options

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    • We accept VISA and MasterCard credit cards.
    • To pay with a money order or personalized check, mail your pre-bill (renewal notice), I/M certificate and fees to the address at the bottom of this page.


    • You must be 65 or older in order to be eligible
    • Please click HERE for further information prior to renewal.

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    Division of Motor Vehicles
    Attn: Mailouts
    1300 W Benson Boulevard, STE 200
    Anchorage, AK 99503-3600

Link to renew your registration:  RENEW MY REGISTRATION


REV. 01/30/2014