I have a vehicle that I still make payments on. The insurance on that vehicle lapsed on 10/11/16. During the winter months, I had access to a relative's vehicle because they went on vacation and needed to leave the car with me. I am on that insurance policy so I wasn't concerned about my own policy expiring since I didn't know that you needed to keep at least liability insurance on any registered car in New York. I wasn't notified by the DMV that I was up for any sort of suspension and I didn't find out that my lisc was suspended until I tried to restart my own policy. By that point, it was early Feb and I had to surrender my plates in order to apply and obtain a restricted license (which I have now). Now the situation I am in: My relative has come back from vacation and need their vehicle back. I can drive but I can't re-register my own vehicle until 6/13. I need to know if there is a way around this instead of buying a WHOLE NEW car and getting that registered so I can drive it until 6/13 when I can re-register my own vehicle.
You start with the agency. The license was suspended by the DMV you start by trying to get the suspension reversed at the DMV. There is an internal appeal process as well
I agree with the previous answer. You should start with the DMV and follow the procedure that the DMV requires.
The DMV will make clear to you the documents required to re-instate your license.
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DMV will not permit you to register/insure a new/old vehicle under your name until the lapsed insurance penalties/fees are paid.
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