Oklahoma City, OK asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma

Q: Do I have to right to drive my vehicle with out a tag. Constutional right to travel?

I have a bill of sale and I am waiting for the title. Got a citation for failure to register and expired tags which it doesn't have a tag to expire.

2 Lawyer Answers

A: No, the Constitutional "right to travel" is not a defense to driving a motor vehicle on a public road without a current registration tag.

You should visit a Service Oklahoma or Licensed Operator location (formerly a Tag Agency) to process your tag, title, and tax, to receive your vehicle registration. You will receive a tag that same day that will allow you to drive your motor vehicle on public roads. Until then, leave it parked on your own property.

Charles Watts agrees with this answer

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: While I agree with my colleague there is a brief period where you can drive without a tag and only a bill of sale. This period is five days from the date of sale. After that you must have it titled/registered. If you purchased from a car lot they just provide you with a dealer tag which would allow you 60 days to drive with the dealer tag (starting Nov 1 - prior to that was 30days)

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