How to Register Toyota Rav4 in USA? Before you can start to drive your Toyota Rav4 in the United States, you need to get it registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles of your state. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows Toyota Rav4 owners to register their vehicles in the United States.
Based on where you live, the conditions for registering your vehicle can differ. You are expected to have unique identity and residency documentation that may involve a valid U.S. driver’s license, driver’s license for a foreign or home country, and/or Social Security card. You will also be asked to demonstrate documentation that your vehicle is insured.
When you buy a Toyota Rav4 in the United States, the sales tax (if your state requires it) is not included in the initial purchasing price. By registering your car, you can pay your sales tax. The sales tax will be included with your monthly charge if you are buying a car.
Registering at a Dealership
If you buy a Toyota Rav4 from a dealer, the on-site registration process will be finalized for you. Your license plate and registration fees, and the sales tax, will be paid by the dealer. The dealership will then provide you with your license plates. This will stop you from visiting the Nearby Department of Vehicles (DMV), which has a record for long queues and needless annoyance in the U.S.
Registering at the DMV
If you purchase your Toyota Rav4 from a private party, you must register your vehicle with your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Bring the following paperwork with you to the DMV when you have to register:
- Title for the vehicle (provided by the seller)
- Bill of Sale, or letter from the seller including the vehicle type (year, make, model), selling price and vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Proof of your auto insurance
- U.S driver’s license, or the specific state requirements for those without a U.S. driver’s license
You can get a temporary registration tag for your Toyota Rav4 so that it indicates that your car has a valid registration, whether you file at the dealership or at the DMV. Within 30 days, you can get an official registration sticker in the mail.