As an alternative to maintaining individual registrations, that expire at different times of the year, a vehicle owner may register some or all of his/her vehicles under one permanent fleet registration account. The registration for all vehicles in the permanent fleet account will have the same date. We’re sure you have many questions, so click on the link below that matches your question:
Who is eligible?
Anyone owning two or more vehicles.
What are the benefits?
• Registration is paid for all vehicles in the fleet at the same time each year with a single payment.
• You choose the expiration month (month of payment) that best suits your finances.
• One PERM (permanent) tab is issued per vehicle, which is not replaced at the time of registration renewal.
• One registration is initially issued per vehicle as usual but is not replaced each year.
• You pay your annual fees, and the process is complete.
How do I apply?
• Come in to any Desert Title location, fill out an application, and we will take care of the rest. Please note:
◦ For heavy-weight vehicles over 55,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight, you must include a copy of IRS Form 2290 (Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form with Schedule I) that has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
◦ Normal emissions testing and insurance requirements apply.
Does fleet registration cost the same?
A one-time $2.00 identification fee is charged for each vehicle when it is added to a fleet.
Will my vehicles still have to be emission tested?
Establishing a permanent fleet does not change the emissions requirements. If your vehicle required emissions testing prior to being added to the fleet, it will still be required.
How are fleet vehicles renewed?
Each year you will receive a renewal notice with a list of all vehicles that are currently registered in your fleet.
• If you have changes: Make any corrections/updates or delete vehicles.
• Return the renewal information to Fleet Services, and they will send you a new payment invoice.
• Or, visit any Desert Title location to make changes and pay the updated renewal fee. We will quickly take care of you.
• If you have no changes: Just make your payment online (after completing any required emissions tests as usual).
Can I make partial payments?
No, the entire amount must be paid in full.
How can I make my registration payment?
1. Online: Credit card or e-check
2. Mail: Credit card, check or money order
3. In Person: Go to any Desert Title location and we will quickly take care of you. There is no appointment needed.
Why do you ask for the county where the vehicle is domiciled and driven?
The county is needed for the proper distribution of the vehicle license tax (VLT).
Is there a charge for replacing a lost registration or plate?
The charge for replacing a lost plate is $5.00, plus postage/handling. There is no cost to replace a lost or damaged permanent fleet registration document.
I am ready to create a permanent fleet account. What do I do now?
Just come into any Desert Title location, fill out your application, and we will quickly take care of you. There is no appointment needed.