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Old 02-04-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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I sold my car a few weeks back and i have personalized license plates on them, which i retained. Now i have pending renewal of registration which will expire in few days. The problem is that the registration is for old car which i dont own nemore. How do i retain those license plates for my new car which I will buy in 1st week of march?

Once i registration expires or the new owner registers my car wouldn't my license plates expire? Will i loose my license plates or there is a way to retain them for few months
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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No, as long as you have the reg renewal you can bring that along and use the plates on the next car.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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No, as long as you have the reg renewal you can bring that along and use the plates on the next car.
Im sorry i dont understand. So i shud just keep the plates and when im getting the new car I can give it to the dealership to use them towards new registration?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Im sorry i dont understand. So i shud just keep the plates and when im getting the new car I can give it to the dealership to use them towards new registration?
yes provided you get new car in reasonable amount of time because when a registration expires and plates are not turned in they suspend your license
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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yes provided you get new car in reasonable amount of time because when a registration expires and plates are not turned in they suspend your license
well the thing is that registration may have expired but the new owner of my old car would register that car on his name. So wouldnt they know that I dont really have a need to renew the registration
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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I have never heard of a license pulled if you don't turn in old plates. Insurance, yes, but never for old plates. You just keep the old plates and reg/reg renewal and transfer the new car to that. As long as nobody else has that plate you're good.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I have never heard of a license pulled if you don't turn in old plates. Insurance, yes, but never for old plates. You just keep the old plates and reg/reg renewal and transfer the new car to that. As long as nobody else has that plate you're good.

Yes they do pull licenses now, part of the tightening of security post 9/11. A good friend had trouble renewing her license due to her now ex hubby moving out of state and never returning the plates on a car he took with him that was registered in both of their names. Took her months, and court orders to be able to renew her license as well as the registration on her car. (not to mention the lawyers fees, ouch!)

KoalaNJ
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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Yes they do pull licenses now, part of the tightening of security post 9/11. A good friend had trouble renewing her license due to her now ex hubby moving out of state and never returning the plates on a car he took with him that was registered in both of their names. Took her months, and court orders to be able to renew her license as well as the registration on her car. (not to mention the lawyers fees, ouch!)

KoalaNJ
When did that start? I have all of my old personalized license plates from NJ, NY and IA and have never had any problems with my license getting renewed. The NY plates were last used in 2007 and the IA plates last used in 2011. The NJ plates are older - last used 2002.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Yes they do pull licenses now, part of the tightening of security post 9/11. A good friend had trouble renewing her license due to her now ex hubby moving out of state and never returning the plates on a car he took with him that was registered in both of their names. Took her months, and court orders to be able to renew her license as well as the registration on her car. (not to mention the lawyers fees, ouch!)

KoalaNJ

Not sure that is true. I just renewed in December with no problems. I still have plates for a truck I had for my brother from years ago. That registration is long expired . . .

Your friend probably wasn't telling you the whole truth
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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When did that start? I have all of my old personalized license plates from NJ, NY and IA and have never had any problems with my license getting renewed. The NY plates were last used in 2007 and the IA plates last used in 2011. The NJ plates are older - last used 2002.

The changes were made post 9/11, the incident I refer to occurred in 2004/05 IIRC.

KoalaNJ
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