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Old 02-18-2012, 05:17 AM
 
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I would presume that many do this to get out of paying the property tax on cars.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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When I moved here from NY I had kept my plates for a couple of years since I still had 2 years on my registration.
My insurance was NC but I had NY license plates.
Of course this was 7 years ago so I don't know if you can still do that
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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When I moved here from NY I had kept my plates for a couple of years since I still had 2 years on my registration.
My insurance was NC but I had NY license plates.
Of course this was 7 years ago so I don't know if you can still do that
You can still do that. I had IL plates, IL license but NC insurance (which by the way is the same cost as the IL insurance) for a few months. IL registration is renewed yearly. I do see a lot of out of state tags, but I usually don't check or care if they are expired. Getting that drivers' license was such a PITA. I had to take a vacation day to complete the whole process. Ridiculous!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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You can still do that. I had IL plates, IL license but NC insurance (which by the way is the same cost as the IL insurance) for a few months. IL registration is renewed yearly. I do see a lot of out of state tags, but I usually don't check or care if they are expired. Getting that drivers' license was such a PITA. I had to take a vacation day to complete the whole process. Ridiculous!
It isn't simple. Chances are you only have 30 days to switch. NCDOT: New to NC or Moving?
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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When I moved here from NY I had kept my plates for a couple of years since I still had 2 years on my registration.
My insurance was NC but I had NY license plates.
Of course this was 7 years ago so I don't know if you can still do that
You can keep the plates just not on your vehicle
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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No matter the excuses or reasoning for not switching, tickets should be written and fines paid.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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This issue got me going yesterday! Someone with out of state plates that lives here. They said no way would they switch over to NC because of the personal property tax. Doesn't the state have anyway of checking? It is not fair to the rest of us the follow the laws. What happens if there is an accident and the insurance companies find out they don't live elsewhere???
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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This issue got me going yesterday! Someone with out of state plates that lives here. They said no way would they switch over to NC because of the personal property tax. Doesn't the state have anyway of checking? It is not fair to the rest of us the follow the laws. What happens if there is an accident and the insurance companies find out they don't live elsewhere???
Blue you can have NC insurance without having NC license plate. For NYers they can pay their registration for 3 years instead of just 1 year so if they move down here when they are still paid up, it's advantageous for them to keep the plate until it runs out.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Blue you can have NC insurance without having NC license plate. For NYers they can pay their registration for 3 years instead of just 1 year so if they move down here when they are still paid up, it's advantageous for them to keep the plate until it runs out.
Thanks Bulok, it eventually runs out............
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sure, it's advantageous to them. It's just another example of people showing up and not paying for what they use. You live here and drive on the roads, pay your share. Period. If you think it is so bad to have to get a new tag, go back to NY or wherever the heck you're from.

And it has nothing to do with eventually running out. That's a weak argument.
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