Why won't DMV let me register (or re-register) a car?

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Registrations will not be processed by DMV until all delinquent car taxes are paid in full.  Per state statute, delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to DMV, which deny registration (or registration renewal) on all vehicles in your name until all taxes, interest, and fees are paid in full.  For an immediate clearance, we require cash, money order, cashier's check or credit card payment.  Personal checks are accepted but there is a 10-day wait before a DMV release will be given.