Car Registration

Cars MUST be registered in person no later than 30 days after moving to Arkansas. When you buy a car after arriving in Arkansas, you must also register in person.  Renew your tags by mail or online after the initial registration.

*More listings including detailed addresses at Arkansas Dept. of Finance and Adminstration.

First-time registrants must bring the following when registering a car:

  • Current registration certificate
  • Personal property assessment/proof of payment of taxes
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Form of payment (license fees are based on weight)
  • Certificate of Title or lien papers

You may register at one of the Department of Motor Vehicles offices:

Little Rock:  
9108 Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 107


M-F 7a-6p        (501) 324-9243


1900 West 7th St.


M-F 8a-4:30p   (501) 682-4663


#3 State Police Plaza Drive, Suite 300


M-F 7a-6p        (501) 682-0410



550 Edgewood, Suite 580

M-F 8a-4:30p   (501) 851-7688


North Little Rock:

2655A Pike Ave.

Pike Plaza Shopping Center

M-F 8a-4:30p   (501) 324-9246



6929 JFK, Space 22

Indian Hills Shopping Center

M-F 7a-6p        (501) 835-6904



#4 Crestview Plaza

M-F 8a-4:30p   (501) 982-5942



For information: Arkansas DF&A

It is important to note that when buying a new or used car, you must pay special attention to whether or not the sales tax is included in the purchase price or if you will be paying sales tax upon registration. You could be in for a surprise otherwise!

For questions, contact:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Ragland Building
1900 W 7th St, Ste 1100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-4692