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Sen. Allen helps drivers prepare for new law on vehicle registration

State Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, is reminding citizens that a new state law takes effect July 1 requiring drivers to carry their certificates of registration in their vehicle at all times.  It’s part of Senate Bill 1339 which also changes current law so that when a car or truck is sold, the tag stays with the owner instead of the vehicle.

“These changes are currently the law in 42 other states,” Allen explained.  “This change will help prevent turnpike tickets and other citations from going to people who no longer own that vehicle.”

Allen said vehicle owners receive their registration certificates in the mail with a sticker for the license plate when the car tags are renewed.  If the owner didn’t keep that certificate, a duplicate registration is available through the CARS renewal system at, or simply visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission or any local tag agency. In order to obtain the duplicate, the owner will need the last four digits of their vehicle identification number (VIN) the street address of the registration and the license plate number. Depending if you order on line or which tag agency the owner uses, the fee for a duplicate certificate can range from $1 to approximately $3.50.

For more information, contact Sen. Mark Allen at 405-521-5576 or email