Print on Demand Temporary Tags
Dealers Sign-Up For Print-on-Demand
Since December 2009, Virginia dealers have been participating in the Print-on-Demand temporary tag program and issuing 30-day temporary tags from their printers.
DMV requires all dealers, who wish to issue temporary tags to participate in the program. Dealers participating in the program are encouraged to deplete their existing stock of cardboard tags. In the near future, all temporary tags will be issued exclusively under this program.
If you would like to participate in the Print on Demand Temporary Tags program, you should begin depleting your existing stock of cardboard temporary tags.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Print on Demand Help Desk
Computerized Vehicle Registration (CVR)
(860) 448-3177 ext. 4645
For additional information from this vendor, please refer to Virginia Interactive - Print on Demand Temporary Tags.
Benefits to dealers include:
- No inventory to track
- No requirement to obtain DMV permission to purchase or issue subsequent sets
- No increase in cost
- Ability to inquire on a tag number and get owner name, address, vehicle description, as well as issue expiration dates
- Real-time update to DMV's records
- No need to order or stock temporary tags
- No unauthorized use of temporary tags
- Quality product tested in extreme weather conditions in Arizona, Florida and Montana
- Both regular and motorcycle sizes
- Ability to recall transactions
- Ability of dealership to display corporate logo
How It Works
The vendor-operated program uses software to allow dealers to electronically transfer vehicle and owner information to DMV, and produces a unique temporary tag number and expiration date. Participating dealers are finding the program helpful in many ways by making the temporary tag process easier and more efficient. It has also cuts down on the "black market" demand for temporary tags since the tag number and vehicle's VIN are connected.
Temporary tags print on white 8 Ĺ x 11 paper from your printer. The tag attaches to the vehicle via a plastic sleeve that DMV provides. The vehicle information, including your dealerís name, appears on the tags. A temporary registration card prints on the same sheet and is given to the customer to place in the vehicle.
DMV stores the vehicle information and the temporary tagís expiration date in its records. Law enforcement can access this information through the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN).
The system tracks the number of temporary tags issued to each dealer. Dealers pay $3 for each set of temporary tags issued and can issue reprints at no charge. The payments are made to DMV through the vendor.
This customer-friendly service was created with dealer and law enforcement input to ensure your business needs are met.