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Utah Reaches 2 Million Vehicles Registered Online in 2021

The state of Utah reached a significant milestone in efficient government earlier this month. For the first time ever, Utahns renewed more than 2,000,000 vehicle registrations online instead of going into a DMV office. Currently, 74% of vehicles are renewed outside a DMV office in Utah – among the highest rates in the United States.

Eliminating two million trips to DMV offices has generated multiple benefits for Utahns. Using standard vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions measurements, the state has calculated that its Renewal Express
and On the Spot services have saved two million gallons of gas this year – which put $6 million back in
the pockets of Utahns. It has also cut 18 metric tons of carbon dioxide from going into Utah’s air, which
is equal to pulling 3,900 cars off the road for an entire year. Finally, every Utahn who renewed a vehicle
online avoided an average of 30 minutes spent commuting and being served at a DMV office, which
equals one million hours that the state’s busy residents saved in 2021.

“Utah leads the way in delivering digital government services that make a positive impact, and this is yet
another example of how we are deploying technology to save time and money for Utahns,” said
Governor Spencer Cox. “Every transaction processed through benefits our state by helping to
save time and money while reducing vehicle traffic and pollutants in our air.”

“We strive to serve our citizens by providing vehicle renewal options wherever they are,” said Monte
Roberts, director of Utah’s Department of Motor Vehicles. “The online Renewal Express and the On the
Spot vehicle renewal programs offer Utahns two convenient vehicle registration options that make life

Utah’s vehicle registration renewal services are available at To receive
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