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How long is a state registration valid for and how long is a federal registration valid for? and for state I mean North Dakota if any of you know where to look for that.

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  • $\begingroup$ State registration depends on the state. In Wisconsin, it is required to be renewed annually. Some states do not require registration. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Nov 24 '18 at 4:44
  • $\begingroup$ California doesn’t have a registration system per se, but we pay property tax on the aircraft each year, so if you own an aircraft you are "registered" with the state. $\endgroup$ – JScarry Nov 24 '18 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ Cheers thanks guys ! $\endgroup$ – Scott Pearce Nov 25 '18 at 2:21
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Federal registration is for three years, according to the FAA (the actual regulations are in 14 CFR 47.40):

  • Aircraft registration issued due to renewal expires three years from the expiration date of the previous certificate.
  • Aircraft registration issued to a new, import, or reinstated aircraft entering or re-entering the U.S. Civil Aircraft Register expires three years after the last day of the month in which it is issued.

State registration - if any - is up to each state so you need to check with the state where the aircraft's owner registered it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Cheers thanks for that $\endgroup$ – Scott Pearce Nov 24 '18 at 2:10

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