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Old 07-08-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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uh oh. I never returned my 3 set of plates once I sold my vehicles. Do I have to pay 200 now?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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uh oh. I never returned my 3 set of plates once I sold my vehicles. Do I have to pay 200 now?
Did you transfer plates to a new vehicle?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Did you transfer plates to a new vehicle?
Nope, one vehicle was lemoned, so I just handed it in, threw the plates in the trunk and forgot about them. My replacement vehicle was bought out of state a few months later and I got new plates, then I had personalized plated to replace the second set.

So I have 1 set (2 plates) and 2 single plates (I threw the front ones out as the screws were rusted into the holder.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Turning in plates has been around for a long time.
Why wouldn't you? It's your only proof if some person or cop miss reads a plate and it comes up your number..you have the receipt the plates were surrendered.

I know once insurance notifies Trenton you are no longer covered if the plates haven't been surrendered they do suspend but I wasn't aware they fine you $200
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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I know once insurance notifies Trenton you are no longer covered if the plates haven't been surrendered they do suspend but I wasn't aware they fine you $200
That might be an exaggeration of the reinstatement fee for the DL.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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I didn't mean to divert this thread from property-related taxes to license plates.

Whenever the rules went into effect that said people had to hand in old plates, this was not publicized. Putting it into the driver's manual doesn't count. Who gets a new driver's manual every year? Who routinely peruses the NJ statutes database?

My hypothesis (and I'm sticking to it since there is no evidence to the contrary) is that this regulation was intentionally not made public so that more people unintenionally violate it, and the state could extort more money from innocent people, who have no due process rights to appeal.
But I'm free now, and I'll never live in NJ again!
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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I did not need any reinstatement of my NJ driver's license. I had a valid PA license.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Turning in plates has been around for a long time.
Why wouldn't you? It's your only proof if some person or cop miss reads a plate and it comes up your number..you have the receipt the plates were surrendered.

I know once insurance notifies Trenton you are no longer covered if the plates haven't been surrendered they do suspend but I wasn't aware they fine you $200
When I lived in SC I returned the plates promptly as to get a partial refund of my property tax I paid on the car, but since there is no personal property vehicle taxes charged in NJ, I never had the urge to wait in a third world country known as the Jersey City MVC.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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I did not need any reinstatement of my NJ driver's license. I had a valid PA license.
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Is your right to apply for a license or your privilege to operate a vehicle in this or any other state currently suspended or revoked?.......................................... ..
Your PA license can be considered revoked by your NJ suspension. I'd recommend finding out the status in NJ immediately.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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When I lived in SC I returned the plates promptly as to get a partial refund of my property tax I paid on the car, but since there is no personal property vehicle taxes charged in NJ, I never had the urge to wait in a third world country known as the Jersey City MVC.
They had a separate line when I last returned plates, took all of 10 seconds.

Unfortunately, the person at the counter was an idiot - while I had a dated receipt, it was never recorded, and my license was suspended for..... not returning my plates. Which I had a receipt for. Which I had to go to court over.

I hate the MVC.
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