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Old 02-25-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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Default How long does it take the DMV(DOL) to send you new car license plates in your state?

When I buy a new car in my state(Washington) it takes 3 weeks to a month to receive my new plates and registration. Seems like a long time but maybe I am just impatient.
How long does it take you to get your new plates and registration in your state?
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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About 10 minutes if you have to wait for someone else in front of you in line. If not then about 3 minutes at the DMV office I go to. Register it at the DMV and they hand you the plate and stickers right then.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Inglewood, CA
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They told me 4-6 weeks, but I think that it only took 2 or 3.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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ln Michigan, they hand it to you, and you go out and bolt it on in the parking lot.

Used to be the same in Missouri and Kansas. A long time ago, in Louisiana, too, and Quebec and New Brunswick and Newfouindland. But things might have changed.

In Texas, if the car already has plate on it that is not yet expired, you can drive away with that plate, immediately valid on your car if the title is signed, and have it transferred to your name on paper later.

But in Michigan, the drivers license has to be mailed (postmarked California!!). But in Florida and Wisconsin, they hand you the new Photo DL still warm from the laminator. That might be different now, with the supersecurity ID.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Inglewood, CA
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About 10 minutes if you have to wait for someone else in front of you in line. If not then about 3 minutes at the DMV office I go to. Register it at the DMV and they hand you the plate and stickers right then.
You go to the DMV to register new cars or do you mean a used car?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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If you're buying a new car, the dealer will deal with the MVC for you and you'll have 'em in a couple of days. If you go to the MVC yourself, you can get 'em in a few minutes.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NE Ks.
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In Kansas you go to the county treasurer's office, pay your property taxes for the car and show proof of insurance, walk out the door with your tag and current year's sticker. In Hawaii, if there's a tag on the car, the tag transfers with the sale of the car.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You go to the DMV to register new cars or do you mean a used car?
Both. You get a temporary paper plate when you buy a new car (or used) from a Dealer, and you have to go in and register the vehicle and pick up your plates. The only ones they mail are personalized ones, all others are picked up at the DMV.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, since the county clerk is located on my street about 1/2 mile from me, I just go there and get them. No waiting, either.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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The Security of State here in Michgian has this machine where you can print out your registration and plate tabs in the lobby of the SOS super centers. I got my registration and tabs on New Years day since the office is closed, but the machines are not. Very convenient!

For issued plates I don't know.
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