For new cars or new used cars, take the following documents to a local police station:
If selling a car, no application is necessary. If changing a name, a new registration is required. If changing an address, an address change is required.
Take the following documents to a local police station:
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Vehicle Parking Registration
This procedure may take a week or so to be completed.
Vehicles in Japan must have their parking spaces registered with the police in order to prevent unauthorized use of parking areas and prevent vehicles from blocking the road with something called a shako shoumeisho (車庫証明書). All normal cars must be registered. Kei cars (軽自動車), or light cars, need to be registered depending on the municipality. Most municipalities do not require kei cars to be registered. You can check the requirements for Gunma here.This must be done at local police stations or through a new online system. Police stations are usually open from 8:30 to 5:15.