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Old 09-22-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I have heard people have "put off" doing this for years - but I thought if you lived in the state you had get this from that state-? Anyone know offhand?
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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A cop will give you a ticket or warning if he has probable cause you did not get a license or tags within the states allocated time to do this check the state dmv website for exact times I think it 30 on one and 60 on the other.
Putting it off is just asking to put court costs and time spent in court on top of the fees you have to pay anyways ... Best thing is get er done

Look at Huntersville Crime Scene and scroll down to citations and look at all the improper registration violations given in a town that is mostly transplants
http://www.huntersvilleherald.com/news/crime_scene/ (broken link)
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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My husband had to get his Drivers license for his job as soon as we moved here. He didn't get his plates until 4 months later. He got stopped by a policeman for something else and he didn't say a thing about the plates. That was in Asheville. My next door neighbor is a Mecklenburg cop and he said that they won't even stop you if your license plate is expired for at least 3 months. I would have kept my Fl plates and license, had they not expired and I had to go into an office in Fl to renew.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks to both. I ask because my registration for my current state is coming up and I'd just as soon do it now and be good to go until it expires next year - along w/the expense, getting a new license is a ROYAL pain.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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One tip about renewing your driver's license... go to a nearby smaller town license office. You don't have to renew (or get new license) in the town/city where you live. When we lived in W-S, and my husband worked in Welcome, he renewed his license in Lexington. That office was a lot less crowded than in W-S.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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I know the people down the street have lived here at least 6 years and still have Florida plates, and what would be illegal window tint in NC on their vehicle.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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I know the people down the street have lived here at least 6 years and still have Florida plates, and what would be illegal window tint in NC on their vehicle.
Maybe they still have property in FL too?

I've moved to SC but also have a home in Avery County, NC. Cars and voting are still registered in NC.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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FWIW I called and they said 30 days, in fact for most states it's 30 days.

Phooey.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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I know the people down the street have lived here at least 6 years and still have Florida plates, and what would be illegal window tint in NC on their vehicle.
How do you renew a vehicle registration when you are out of town?
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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How do you renew a vehicle registration when you are out of town?
Some states can be done through the mail..just have to have it sent to a relative or an address in the registered state and forwarded to NC...

Or do it when one goes back home to visit?

I know folks who have done it both ways, from 3 or 4 different states.

I knew some people who drove on an expired plate from a North eastern state for 3 years...
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