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Old 03-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Location: Epping,NH
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It becomes an issue if your insurance company notifies DMV that insurance is no longer on the car and DMV has no record of a return of the plates. In the past this was all done manually and rarely would they act on it. but today it's all computerized and the chance of a problem cropping up is more possible than in the past.

The plates can be turned into any dmv or inspection station and a receipt will be issued.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:33 PM
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I got a car and they will not give me my plates are resg my car but I am making payments
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jobaba View Post
If you LEASE a new car in the state of NJ, can you transfer your old plates, or do you have to get brand new plates as one dealer tells me ... a dealer that I didn't particularly trust.

I still have my old plates because I totaled my car.
I am a title clerk for a car dealership in NJ. If you lease a car you do have to get new place because you do not own the car and the plates actually belong to the leasing company.
Hope that helps.

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:04 PM
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What is the rule (in NJ) when you replace your leased car - (a) can you keep your old license plate, or (b) do you have to replace it AND pay for the new one? If (a), do you have to pay for it?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:42 AM
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I am leasing a car in NJ, the car will be registered in NY. I am coming from a prior lease and I want to transfer plates.
the dealer is being a prick and telling me I have to surrender my old NY plates and get new ones. I know this is not true as I have leased in NY for the last 10 years and I have been able to keep my plates with just transfering them and registering a new car each time. I want to know if I am being screwed by the dealer or he is telling me the truth.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:57 PM
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I have a car lot and want to lease my cars. How does the person leasing from me get a tag.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:06 PM
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Most of these replies are wrong. You CAN transfer your plates IF they are personalized or if they are any form of specialty plates (Fireman, animal friendly, shore to please, etc). If they are just standard plates, you can still transfer IF your old leasing company and new leasing company are the same. If the come from a retail deal or a car you owned outright and they are standard plates, you CANNOT transfer those. Keep in mind, if you have SPECIALTY plates you CAN transfer, you cannot directly transfer them. You MUST get standard plates first and then the transfer can be done after that. Its more work for the dealer but it absolutely can be done. I'm a motor vehicle administrator for a Buick/GMC dealership and have been in the business 7 years.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:08 PM
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you are wrong. you clearly aren't a title clerk. You CAN transfer plates if its the same leasing company that they are going to and coming from. YOu can also transfer if they are specialty plates as the customer paid for those and they are allowed to take them to a new lease. They do not lose that money or the plates. Those plates ALWAYS stay with the customer. You may want to go to more training.
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