Taking my plates?
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.