Vehicle Registration Fees

To legally drive a car or motorcycle in Wyoming, you must first register it. You should pay a visit to the Department of Transportation within a month after purchase. Actually, before going to the office, it's a good idea to read over the requirements.


Actually, it is not so difficult to register your automobile or motorcycle in Wyoming. There aren’t so many documents required. For the first time, you have to visit the local office and have the following documents with you:
  • Signed and notarized title
  • Odometer
  • Filled out and signed Application Form
  • Payment cheques
  • Bill of Sale
The request forms should be submitted to any clerk’s office.
All the drivers should have proof of auto insurance when they decide to apply. Generally, they have to provide $25.000 for personal injury for one and $50.000 for two people. What concerns the property damage, the liability is $20.000.
Without insurance, law authorities cannot submit the application. Take into account that you also need to renew the insurance. Otherwise, you may face fines and penalties.

Apportioned Applications

Wyoming is a part of IRP and enables you to obtain credentials and freedom to interstate travel. That is, you don’t need to get an out-of-state permit every time you go out.
You have to register your automobile or motorcycle in two or more member jurisdictions to be eligible for Apportioned Vehicle signup. Your automobile should have two axles and a gross weight or registered gross weight of more than 26,000 pounds (11,793.401 kilograms), or it must have three or more axles, regardless of weight.
Actually, trucks or tractors are not allowed for apportioned enlisting but you may register them under the Plan at the Registrant's discretion.

Checking My Plates, Registration, and Title Status

In every state of the U.S, you have to have a valid registration to drive legally. In case you are unsure about the status you can check it via WY DOT.
You will need your plate type and car enrollment number to check the status of your vehicle’s registration. As a result, you may obtain the following details:
  • Status and expiration date
  • Vehicle Specifications (year, make, model)
  • Date and outcome of the most recent inspection
  • Insurance details
DOT has restricted the search requirements to avoid data flows.

Replace My Vehicle Plate and Title

Actually, if you ever lose or damage your car’s registration or title you can ask for a replacement. WY doesn’t accept online applications, so you should fill it in person at the nearest office or mail the required documents.
Before heading there, it’s recommended to have the following papers ready:
  • Wyoming license plate number
  • Valid driver's license
  • Identification number for a vehicle (VIN).
  • If you're changing your decal, bring your current documents
  • If accessible, damaged registration or stickers
There may be also applicable fees and payments.
In order to get a duplicate title, all the owners of a car must sign the documents. In case you mail them, you have to include a $15 fee cheque.


Actually, there are different costs applicable for a Wyoming vehicle registration. They may vary based on the automobile type, weight, and license type. All the Wyoming driver exam centers and Departments of Transportations have a payment and tax calculator. You may also be levied extra costs if you fail to renew your licenses on time.
The registration price is generally divided into two parts: County and State.

County and State Payments

Generally, WY residents are encouraged to register their vehicles in the nearest office to the place they live in to avoid any extra charges and payments. What concerns the charge types, is actually the County Fee is a commission based on the worth of the car. As a result, it is usually the percentage that can be deducted on IRS tax returns. The county expense is distributed to the taxing entities on a monthly basis (schools, cities, and so on). And the State Fee is a commission imposed by and paid to the WY.

State Fee for Registration

Wyoming titling and enrollment prices are determined as follows:
  • $214.50 to $1,548.75 for commercial (Depending on the max. combination weight and any discounts)
  • $25.00 for a motorcycle
  • Passenger: $25
  • Trucks, trailers, and campers range up to $90.
  • Trailers weighing less than 1,000 pounds - $5

How Factory Cost Is Calculated?

This case is a little more complicated. It is calculated by multiplying the car's FACTORY COST (found on the title) by 0.03 and the car’s years of service (i.e. how long the car has been registered for usage).
The year of service rate is computed as follows:
Factory price X years of service rate X 0.05 = county charge
As a result, if an automobile with a factory charge of $50.000 is registered in its second year, the calculation would be $50.000 X 50% X 0.05.

License Plate Fees

A personalized prestige plate is $30, in addition to the usual WY titling and renewal.
The University of Wyoming decals cost $130, plus registration and renewal fees as usual:
  • Scholarships and student programs receive $100.
  • A thirty dollars special decal payment is required.
The Veteran decal is $50 plus the expense of registration.
The Pioneer Plate is $10. The Street Rod License Plate is $100 and a custom vehicle plate is $100.

Other Varieties of Specialty Tags

  • Amateur Radio tags are $30 for people having FCC permits.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) tags are $30 for current EMTs.
  • Firefighter license tags are $30 for active and retired firemen