Tresl Title Updates: COVID-19 Impact

Last Update: 11/15/2021

Tresl is here to help and we’re doing the best we can to improve your registration and title experience. Whether you have purchased a new vehicle or refinanced your current vehicle, Tresl is working with prior lienholders to conduct timely releases and preparing necessary documents to complete new registrations and lien perfections.

Although many states, counties and respective motor vehicle departments (Departments of Motor Vehicles) across the country are showing signs of recovery from prior year restrictions, there are several areas across the country where motor vehicle departments continue to be understaffed or operate with restricted hours. Here is a general list of states by *average turn time:

Greater than 30 days: *HI, ME, NH, NV, *OR, *UT 

20 – 30 days: AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MD, MI, MT, NJ, NY, OH, SD, TX, VA, WV

Less than 20 days: CA, DE, FL, GA, IN, LA, MA, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WA, WI, WY

Other factors that may affect the turn time of your particular registration may include:

  • Location in a state which requires VIN inspection
  • Location in a state which requires in-person registration
  • Timely release of title and/or lien by a prior lienholder
  • Encumbrances on title

Please check back to this page for any updates regarding Tresl’s response to COVID-19 and changes at different states’ Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that may impact the timelines of vehicle titling & registration.

We will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation, and we are here to assist you in every possible way. Should you have any questions, please reach out to for assistance. We will do our best to reply and work items in the order they are received. Thank you.

*Average turn times are based on Tresl’s state level data related to average realized processing times between June 2021 and Sept 2021.  Actual turn times in each state vary by county, tax office, branch or other related agency processing title applications. HI, NV, OR, and UT are averaging greater than 40 days.