When it comes time to renew your vehicle’s registration, the DMV will look to see if there are any outstanding issues.

If the DMV finds a “failure to pay” or “failure to appear” because of a pending traffic ticket, they can refuse to renew your car’s registration.

Therefore, if you fail to pay your traffic fine by the deadline, your driver’s license could be suspended and you would typically not be allowed to renew your registration until you have paid your ticket as well as any other outstanding tickets/fees on your record.

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