Registration and Licensing Updates

While the current operational status of regional Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations can cause impacts to the timing of title, license and registration delivery, Element state and provincial experts continuously monitor DMV status to keep you informed.

Use this page as a resource for current DMV closures, delays and issues that could impact the timing of your title, license and registration transaction.

Announcement Date
Last Updated Date Impacted Product or Service(s) Impacted Change Announcement Details
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Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Tennessee, Texas

Sep 10, 2021 Current Sep 10, 2021
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  • Title and License Transactions in,Title and License Transactions in CO, IL, KS, MT, TN, and TX
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Motor Vehicle Closures/Delays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Motor Vehicle Closures/Delays

Department of Motor Vehicle delays week ending 9/10/2021:

 

Pueblo County, Colorado currently working on mail from 6/28/21

 

• Illinois is 4-6 weeks

 

• Miami County, Kansas is 2 weeks

 

• Yellowstone County, Montana is processing work received 8/31/21

 

• Shelby County, Tennessee is processing work from July 23rd

 

• Williamson County, Texas currently processing work received at the beginning of August

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Florida, Georgia, Louisiana

Sep 9, 2021 Current Sep 9, 2021
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  • Title and License Transactions in FL, GA, and LA
Tropical Storm Delays

Tropical Storm Delays

The National Weather Services issued a storm alert watch in southern Florida and northern Georgia as a tropical storm.

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicle locations in 15 parishes to remain closed through Thursday, September 9, 2021.

What’s New

Please expect potential delays concerning DMV processing times in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana.

Why

Tropical Storm

When

September 9, 2021

What or Who is Impacted

Title and license transactions for company owned and leased assets.

What you Need to Know

• Element will monitor these delays

• Due to impacts related to Hurricane Ida, Louisiana OMV locations in the following 15 parishes will be closed through Thursday, September 9, 2021: Assumption, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne. For Louisiana closures visit https://www.expresslane.org/alerts/.

• Please visit https://www.weather.gov/ for more details regarding the storm.

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Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2021 Current Aug 27, 2021
  • Initial Title & Registration
  • Title Management & State Transfers
  • Title and License Transactions in MA
Massachusetts RMV Upgrade and Client Registry Validation

Massachusetts RMV Upgrade and Client Registry Validation – Placing Hold on Title Transactions

What’s New

The State of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) are placing a hold on all title and registrations transactions when a company has changed their name and has failed to update the RMV, and all existing vehicles registered in MA with their name change.

Why

This is part of a compliance audit/cleanup effort taking place by the RMV to ensure the client records are accurate.

When

Effective Immediately

What or Who is Impacted

MA Businesses with Name Changes

What you Need to Know

• Element has confirmed with the RMV Division that a client must be registered with both the Secretary of Commonwealth, Corporations Division and Register of Motor Vehicles (RMV). The registered name must match both Divisions. If the client’s company name has changed or does not match and the matter has not been amended, all title transactions will be placed on hold until all titles are corrected into the new name.

• Clients that have changed their name and are uncertain if it has been reported to the state directly, clients can contact Register of Motor Vehicles at 857-368-8055 and/or Commonwealth, Corporations Division at 617-727-9640 for more information.

• Contact your FPS partner or Customer Care representative to request a project to be entered.

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Rhode Island

Aug 25, 2021 Current Aug 25, 2021
  • Title Management & State Transfers
  • On vehicles previously titled and moving into the State of RI
Rhode Island VIN Check

Rhode Island VIN Check -

on vehicles previously titled and moving into the state

To register your vehicle in the State of Rhode Island, a VIN Check is required when a title is from another state.

What’s New

If the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, and the model year of vehicle is 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the vehicle.

Why

Part of the titling process is ensuring the Vehicle Identification Number has been verified prior to completing the title and license.

When

September 1, 2021

What or Who is Impacted

Title and license transactions for vehicles moving into Rhode Island. All Title Management processes with out of state titles.

What you Need to Know

• Please note that the title copy must be presented along with the vehicle at the time of the VIN check.

• Can be performed by local police

• There is a cost to perform this service. Please contact the police department you are going to visit to inquire the cost and what forms of payment they accept, as not all Police Departments accept cash.

Please visit http://www.dmv.ri.gov/registrations/VIN/index.php for more details regarding the RI VIN check.

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Maryland

Jul 12, 2021 Current Jul 12, 2021
  • Collateral Services All
  • Title and License Transactions in MD
Maryland Validates Vehicle Insurance

Maryland Validates Vehicle Insurance at the Time of Title and Registration Transactions

Effective immediately, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will now validate vehicle insurance at the time of a title and registration transaction.

What’s New

The MDOT MVA recently upgraded their systems to automatically validate vehicle insurance.

To ensure there are no disruptions in your title and registration transactions, please ensure your insurance provider has updated vehicle insurance information by VIN number directly into the MDOT MVA Insurance Carrier portal.

Why

The MDOT MVA will automatically check for vehicle insurance information registered in the portal. If the insurance information has not been provided by the carrier by VIN number, the title and registration transaction may be delayed.

The MDOT MVA has notified local authorities to pull over and remove vehicle plates that are not in compliance with insurance regulations.

When

Effective immediately

Call to Action

- Confirm with your insurance carrier has submitted insurance policies coverage by VIN number through the portal and has no lapse in coverage.

- Avoid a lapse in insurance coverage: Prior to canceling an old policy, ensure the newly purchased insurance effective date of the policy matches the cancellation date of the old policy.

- Insurance can be updated with the MDOT MVA through the carrier insurance portal.

- Remember that MD license plates for leased vehicles should be returned to Element prior to canceling any vehicle insurance.

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