Effective July 1, 2019 all vehicles, commercial and Non-commercial, are required to carry a valid registration in the vehicle.
Effective July 1, 2019 the current vehicle license plate is required to stay with the owner.
If you sell, trade or transfer your vehicle on or after July 1, 2019, remove the plate from the vehicle as, going forward, the plate belongs to you.
No. A temporary paper tag will be issued for all cars purchased from a dealership. Within 30 days from the vehicle's assignment\purchase date present the plate to the OTC or local tag agent to title and register the vehicle. Once the registration process is complete, affix the plate to your , vehicle.
After the title and registration process with the OTC or local tag agency is completed, affix your tag to your newly-purchased vehicle.
The vehicle may be operated for 5 days without a plate as long as you have the bill of sale or transferred title reflecting that you have purchased the vehicle. After 5 days, you must title and register your vehicle before it may be driven.
No, the previous owner's plate should be surrendered to the OTC or a motor license agent.
Remove the plate from the vehicle and return it to the OTC or your local tag agency.
Keep the plate until you purchase another vehicle.
Advise the OTC or tag agent when registering your newly purchased vehicle and you will be able to obtain a new plate. You will be charged for a new plate.
No, any full registration months remaining on the plate will be prorated and applied to the registration of your new\used vehicle.
No, you will not be entitled to a refund when the registration fee for your newly-purchased vehicle is less than the registration fee for your previous vehicle.
No. If you are using an existing registration credit on the registration of a new\used vehicle, you may not modify the expiration date during the title and registration process.
Yes, if the license plate number and\or ownership can be validated, the registration remaining on the previous vehicle can be claimed. You will be charged for a new plate.
Yes, you will be required to pay a delinquent registration penalty.
Delinquent registration fees and penalties are based on the classification of the old vehicle with the expired registration, not the classification of the newly-acquired vehicle.
Yes, in addition to the payment of current registration fees, any delinquent fees and corresponding penalties owed will also be due.
No, sales and excise taxes will continue to be charged as they are now.
Yes, effective July 1, 2019, all motorists will be required to carry their certificates of registration in their vehicles at all times.
Any personalized or specialty license plates associated to your primary plate will automatically be transferred to your new vehicle as long as that secondary registration is not expired more than 13 months.
No, you can only transfer an existing registration when you are purchasing a new vehicle. You can't transfer a plate to another vehicle outside of a title and registration process.
No, the plate credit must match the plate type being issued to the new vehicle.
Yes, an affidavit can be signed in order to allow a family member to use a plate registered in your name.
Plate to owner only affects vehicles statutorily classified as a vehicle. Use types not included are:
Boat / Outboard Motor
Special Mobilized Trailer- Trailer Exempt
Commercial Rental Trailer- Commercial Trailer
Farm Trailer- Forest Trailer- Private Trailer
ATV- Utility Vehicle- Off Road Motorcycle
No, the dealer will not be required to transfer title into their name, it would be optional. They are also not responsible for expired registration on vehicles purchased.
No, the credit is not refundable.