Do you need to renew your vehicle's registration before the end of the year?

Trooper Steve lists vehicles in need of new registration

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated.

This week, Montiero had the answer for those wondering if they need to renew their vehicle's registration.

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"For most of us, when it comes to renewing our vehicle registration, that fun payment is due on our birthdays. However, there are a select group of registrations that require end-of-year renewal, so with the end of the year quickly approaching, I figured I’d issue the friendly reminder," Montiero said.

The following vehicles are required to be renewed before midnight on Dec. 31:

  • Mobile home
  • Heavy trucks weighing more than 5,000 pounds
  • Truck-tractors
  • None or more passenger vehicles for hire
  • Dealer license plates
  • Transporter license plates

A ticket for an expired registration could cost you in excess of $100, according to Montiero.

If you have a traffic question for Trooper Steve, submit it here.

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