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
US

Arizona

Jan 27, 2022 Current Jan 27, 2022
  • Registration Renewal
  • Arizona Renewals
Arizona Insurance Suspensions Increase

Arizona Insurance Suspensions Increase

 

Element has seen an increase in renewal rejections. The AZ DMV has started requiring and enforcing insurance companies to update the AZ DMV insurance system (MAX) with a list of vehicles they insure.

 

What's New

 

The state will not accept insurance cards at the time of the renewal. If the vin is not found in the AZ insurance system, they will not process the renewal.

 

To ensure you do not experience any disruption in the registration renewal process, please ensure your insurance provider has updated vehicle insurance information directly with the AZ DMV insurance system (MAX).

 

Why

 

Insurance companies are required to update insurance in the AZ DMV insurance system (MAX). The AZ DMV will automatically check for vehicle insurance information registered in their portal. If the insurance information has not been provided by the carrier by VIN number, the registration renewal will not be processed.

 

When

 

Effective Immediately

 

What or Who is Impacted

 

AZ renewals

 

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 AZ DMV insurance system (MAX) through the carrier insurance portal.

Failure by the insurance broker to update applicable insurance can result in registration and plate suspension as well as potential fees to reinstate.

What you Need to Know

 

Here is the state website showing how the insurance company can load the information into the AZ DMV system. https://azdot.gov/sites/default/files/2019/06/arizona-mandatory-insurance-reporting-system-guide-for-insurance-companies.pdf

US

Tennessee

Jan 19, 2022 Current Jan 19, 2022
  • Collateral Services All
  • Vehicles located in Davidson County, TN
Tennessee will no longer require emissions testing in Davidson County

Effective February 4, 2022, Tennessee will no longer require emissions testing in Davidson County

 

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that vehicle emissions testing in Davidson County will end.

 

What’s New

On or before Feb. 4, 2022, vehicles in Davidson county requires vehicle emissions testing.

After Feb. 4, 2022, vehicles in Davidson County will no longer be required to get a vehicle emissions test.

 

Why

Air quality in Tennessee is much cleaner. The testing no longer served a purpose as newer vehicles are aligned with emissions standards.

 

When

Effective February 4, 2022

 

What or Who is Impacted

Vehicles located in Davidson County

 

What you Need to Know

TDEC will be coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Revenue to ensure that all mailings for vehicle registration renewals accurately detail vehicle emissions testing requirements. However, if you are a resident of Davidson County and you receive renewal correspondence after Feb. 4, 2022, indicating a need for vehicle emissions testing, please disregard the information regarding vehicle emissions testing.

 

For more information visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/apc-air-pollution-control-home/apc/vehicle-inspection-program1.html

US

Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Wyoming

Jan 7, 2022 Current Jan 7, 2022
  • Collateral Services All
  • Title and License Transactions in CO, DE, IL, MN, PR, TN, and WY
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Motor Vehicle Closures/Delays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Motor Vehicle Closures/Delays

Department of Motor Vehicle delays week ending 1/7/2022:

Denver County, Colorado is processing work from early November

• Delaware is processing work from 11/9

• Hamilton County, Tennessee is processing work from 12/28

• Laramie County, Wyoming is processing work from 11/2

Motor Vehicle Division Announcement:

• Due an increase in COVID-19 cases, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – from Jan. 3, 2022, through Jan. 17, 2022. All departments and Driver Services facilities will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The state is encouraging the public to visit https://www.ilsos.gov/ for online services.

• The State of Minnesota has a supply chain issues that is delaying the delivery of license tabs to customers who renew their 2022 vehicle registration online or by mail. DPS-DVS will update the vehicle record to show the registration renewal and will mail tabs by the end of January. This affects vehicles that expire in 2022. Deputy Registrars are able to issue tabs in person. A list of office locations and hours is available on the DPS-DVS website drive.mn.gov.

Puerto Rico vehicles whose motor vehicle license tags have an expiration date of January 2022 will have until February 28, 2022, to inspect and purchase the new 2023 tags. This resolution addresses the situation with the producers of vehicle tag seals, which have been affected by the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

US

Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee

Dec 13, 2021 Current Dec 13, 2021
  • Initial Title & Registration
  • Collateral Services All
  • Title and License Transactions in AR, IL, KY, MO, MS, and TN
Tornadoes Motor Vehicle Delays

Tornadoes Motor Vehicle Delays

 

Element is monitoring for DMV closures and delays due to the tornadoes.

 

What’s New

State Relations is working close with our agent and association networks for current updates that may cause delays on title and license transactions in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Why

Tornado Damage

When

Effective 12-11-21

What or Who is Impacted

company owned, loan and leased assets

What you Need to Know

• KY - Graves County DMV Temporary Closed. Expect delays in the below impacted counties.

Impacted County Regions:

AR: Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Pulaski

IL: Bond, Cass, Champaign, Coles, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Iroquois, Jackson, Jersey, Kankakee, Lawrence, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell, and Woodford.

KY: Bullitt, Breckinridge, Caldwell, Christian, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves (Temporary Closed), Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, and Warren

MO: Reynolds, Pemiscot, St. Charles, and St. Louis

MS: Madison and Weakley

TN: Clay, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Lake, Macon, Montgomery, Obion, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, and Wilson

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