Renewal notices are usually mailed by each state's vehicle
registration department. If the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services address is
listed on your current registration, we will forward it to you as
soon as we receive it from your state. Otherwise, you'll receive
your registration renewal notice directly from the state. If you
don't receive a renewal notice at least 30 days before expiration,
please contact your State Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you need to update your Billing and/or Garaging Address,
you can do so online by selecting "Update Personal Info" while you
are logged in to "Manage Your Account". Changes to your Garaging
Address (this pertains to lease accounts only) may result in a tax
increase or decrease on your account. For more information on the
tax impact of changing your Garaging Address, please contact your
local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For assistance in
locating the DMV for your state, you may visit www.onlinedmv.com .
How do I re-register
my automobile if I move to another state?
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will provide you the documentation for
registration in your new state. Just give us your new address
using one of the following two options:
- Call the Client Service Center at 1.800.654.6222.
- Include your new address on the Invoice Remittance form when you
send your monthly payment.
Generally speaking, all taxes assessed to your leased vehicle
are your responsibility. For more information, review your copy of
the lease agreement, or call the Client Service Center at
How are sales tax and personal property tax billed?
Sales Tax is assessed and collected by the state in which a customer resides.
Sales tax is billed either monthly or upfront depending on the state law.
If the account is billed for upfront sales tax, the tax must be paid upon execution of
your lease agreement. If it is billed as monthly sales tax, the tax will be added to the monthly
payment amount. All sales tax must be paid on time to avoid possible negative effects on your credit.
Personal property tax is collected by the tax assessor's office in the county/city in
which the vehicle is registered and/or garaged. Personal property tax is billed monthly,
annually or semi-annually depending on that county/city's billing process.
The taxing authority dictates the amount of taxes owed and the timing of the invoice(s).
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will receive a bill from the taxing authority, and will
pay the amount directly to the taxing authority; this amount will be charged to your account.
In some states, both sales tax and personal property tax may be assessed on your vehicle.
What if I get a citation? (Such as parking, speeding, or toll ticket)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will be notified by the citing authority of any
citations incurred by you, the lessee. We will forward the citations to you for handling.
If MBFS receives a second notice, we will pay the amount of the ticket and any penalties or
fees assessed and charge that amount to your account. Per the lease contract, Mercedes-Benz
Financial Services may charge an administrative fee for paying such tickets.
Please refer to your contract for the fee. When you receive a forwarded ticket, you should
pay the ticket directly to the citing company and keep records of that payment.
What should I do when I receive my registration renewal?
(CA residents only)
California's Department of Motor Vehicles will notify Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
when it is time to renew the registration of your leased vehicle. Upon receipt of the Notice
for Registration Renewal, MBFS will pay the amount and any penalties or fees assessed and
charge this amount to your account.
Occasionally, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is notified by the California
Department of Motor Vehicles about an overdue registration renewal. Upon receipt of the
notice for overdue registration, MBFS will pay the amount and any penalties or fees and
charge your account for this amount.