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      11-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #17
Private First Class

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas

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Originally Posted by gpb View Post
Can't help you on how to get it home; talk to your DMV about how to obtain a temporary tag or similar.

Seller retaining plates and registration sticker makes sense if his state requires turning them in to cancel the registration or to transfer the plates to a replacement vehicle. That's how it works in Georgia, albeit our registration sticker is affixed to the license plate rather than the window. When I've sold cars or motorcycles, I retained the plate and either turned it in to the DMV or transferred it to my new vehicle.

Plus - if I sell a car and leave the plates on it, guess who gets any parking or red light tickets...
Plates I understand but not registration sticker. Texas has a website where you register that the car has been sold and you are not responsible for anything after that.