Do I need to return my old license plates on my car? *UPDATE*

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  1. JEDI

    JEDI Lifer

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    I got rid of my car. I still have the plates.

    What would happen if i kept the plates instead of returning them to the DMV?

    update:
    ok, i decided to turn in my plates. the lady behind he counter said that if i didnt turn them in, my license would be suspended when my plates expired. (Virginia)
     
  2. FoBoT

    FoBoT Super Moderator
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    it varies from state to state

    i think i had to turn them in in NY

    GA doesn't care, i kept them

    depends on if the plates are tracked by the person or vehicle

    some states you transfer the plate when you transfer the title
     
  3. cy7878

    cy7878 Senior member

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    if you still have it, just keep it. no body will care. new plates are likely already issued to the car you sold anyways.
     
  4. jadinolf

    jadinolf Lifer

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    I am not aware of Micronesia's laws so I can't help.
    You should contact your governor's office.
     
  5. JEDI

    JEDI Lifer

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    Virginia:

    ok, i decided to turn in my plates. the lady behind he counter said that if i didnt turn them in, my license would be suspended when my plates expired.
     
  6. MisfitsFiend

    MisfitsFiend Platinum Member

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    I screwed my old plates into the garage wall next to another set.
     
  7. SouthPaW1227

    SouthPaW1227 Golden Member

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    It's easy to keep 'em. I had a sweet personalized plate (NC) and sold the car. I told the DMV to list them as "lost or stolen". She then said "You're set, hang it up wherever you want! ;)"