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No. It is not necessary to obtain a registration and license plates in your new county until your vehicle's regular registration renewal is due. At that time, you will need to bring your "out -of-county" plates along with the last registration to our office so that we can update your records, transfer your registration to Lancaster County, and issue you new plates. However, you will need to contact the local Motor Vehicle Office in your new county of residence as soon as you move to determine if you need to pay any local wheel tax.
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For a name change contact our office at 402-441-7497 or email our office.
For an address change, you can go to the Department of Motor Vehicle’s office at 625 N 46th Street.
You will need to bring your vehicle, along with your title and registration from the other state to our office at 625 N 46th Street. If you don't have your title because there is a lien on your vehicle (you are making payments) you would need to start by printing out a copy of the Nebraska "Out-of-State" title request form (PDF) and send it to your lien holder. Once we receive the title from the lienholder we will notify you so you can come to our office at 625 N 46th Street.
The Sheriff's Office will inspect your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number first at this location. If everything is in order you will be sent over to the Motor Vehicle counter at that same location and issued a Nebraska Title and registration. No appointment is 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 you have the minimum requirements for Nebraska. If you need further assistance please call our office at 402-441-7497.
You have 30 days to register your vehicle at your local Motor Vehicle Office. To see an approximate cost to register your vehicle (if the vehicle is less than 14 years old) please refer to the Vehicle Tax Estimator. 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. If moving to Lancaster County you can also Request a Quote from our office.
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.
If you are considered a full time student and you do not reside in Lancaster County year round, you are not required to transfer your registration to Lancaster County. However, you will need to contact the local Motor Vehicle Office in your new county of residence to determine if you need to pay any local wheel tax.