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morna
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March 11, 2008 4:43 pm  

Hello All,

I'm in the process of moving off island and when I went to get my lien release and paperwork from Motor Vehicles they told me when I come back I have to bring a screwdriver for them to take my plates. In retrospect I should have asked them, but does anyone know why they are taking my plates? I understand that they should be turned in or voided but I was hoping to use them in Florida until I get my plates there and I wanted to keep them as souvenirs. Any insight?

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heepajeep
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March 11, 2008 5:34 pm  

Ummm well if you are wanting to cancel the registration on a certain date then I imagine they would want the plates.
In order to prevent you from willfully and knowingly running without registration.

When trying to get the lien cleared from your title and registration, you must have told them your moving it back to the mainland?
If you want to keep the plates, when you go back tell them you changed your mind and are not moving back.
That you just want the title and registration to not show the lien any more so you can sell it on island some day with less complications.
You will of course have to maintain registration until you "sell" it, right?
At least that is how you could work it on the mainland.

If you ship the car out tho, the shipper or customs might consifcate the plates so I would take the plates off before they might take them off.


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Ian
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March 11, 2008 9:59 pm  

You could find one of those broken down cars and take the plates?

Or when the police are getting their mail. That is the souvenir I want. Or the ones off the governors limo.


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Sabrina
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March 12, 2008 4:01 am  

Morna, which island are you moving from? I moved from STX to Florida, and even drove for a month or two on STX plates before I got around to changing them. I saw someone else driving here on VI plates one day too. Are you shipping to Port Everglades or WPB? Try going back another day and you might get someone different!


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morna
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March 12, 2008 1:30 pm  

I'm moving from STT and shipping it to Port Everglades.

I did make the mistake of telling them I was shipping my vehicle. They asked when I was at Motor Vehicles..before I found out they would take them.

Sabrina, how long ago did you ship it?


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Sabrina
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March 12, 2008 6:36 pm  

Morna, it was 2006, STX - Port Everglades with Crowley.


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morna
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March 26, 2008 9:05 pm  

Just following up. They let me keep my tags. It was easy enough, when I got the vehicle inspected I asked the guy if there was any way I can keep my tags and he said "sure". Thanks for your help. :o)


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Sabrina
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March 27, 2008 6:02 am  

Good luck with the move Morna. Customs in Port Everglades is easy and they don't charge you any duty. Crowley won't let you take the car until you have proof of insurance in the US. I got mine with State Farm using a credit card over the phone, and they faxed the cover note to Crowley.


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congasan
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March 27, 2008 12:19 pm  

I registered my van in STT a couple of weeks ago and no one asked for my old plates. Bring a screwdriver to change em in the parking lot before you drive off.


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morna
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March 27, 2008 6:55 pm  

Thanks Sabrina, I'm planning on going with State Farm as well. I found out that if I ship my crv this weekend then it won't get to Port Everglades until the 10 so I'm shipping to Jacksonville instead. They're both equally far away but I would rather get her sooner than later. Thanks again for your help.


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