Sometimes, you get attached to certain things. Maybe it’s a person or pet or something a little more random, like your license plates.
If you have personalized or historical plates, there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep them when you buy a new car or trade in your old vehicle. After all, your license plates might say a lot about you. It may represent your alma mater, showcase your favorite hobby, or indicate your number one sports team.
With these personalized touches, wanting to keep your license plates is not uncommon or strange. It’s a normal attachment to have, which is why it’s possible to transfer your plates to another vehicle.
Of course, the vehicle you transfer the license plates to must be in the same category as the old one. For example, you can move them from one passenger vehicle to another.
But in a practical sense, how can you actually go about transferring your plates? And more importantly, can you transfer license plates online?
In a digital world where convenience reigns, the ability to go online to move your plates from one vehicle to another is the best-case scenario. However, this article will let you know if it’s even possible.
Can you transfer your license plates online?
Ultimately, the answer is yes and no. How you transfer your license plates depends on the organization you choose to do it with. There are three available options.
The first one is the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you go with your state’s DMV, you’ll have to transfer your plates in person. There is no online service for this request. You’ll have to visit one of the DMV offices.
The second option is to use the dealership. If you purchase a new vehicle from an auto dealer, you can ask them to transfer your license plates to the new car. However, you’ll need to do everything in person. The paperwork and transfer fee must be filled out at the dealership.
However, the third and final option is not like the other two. If you go with a transportation agency, you can transfer license plates online. Unfortunately, this does not apply to all transportation agencies. You’ll need to figure out which ones provide this service, but some do exist.
Which transportation agencies transfer plates online?
Barry Risk Management is one of the few transportation agencies that transfer license plates online. We only offer online DMV services—nothing we do requires physical paperwork or in-person meetings. All you need to work with us is internet access and the willingness to talk on the phone when necessary.
These two things make our services convenient, which is a top priority for our representatives. But what’s even better about our team at Barry Risk Management is that we have more than 30 years of experience in the DMV industry.
When you’re working with a transportation agency, thorough experience is paramount. Without it, you may walk away with more problems than you brought to the table.
Understanding and navigating the ins and outs of the DMV space is not easy. There are different processes and paperwork for every single service, so you must work with a transportation agency that knows what it’s doing.
If you choose our team at Barry Risk Management, you can trust you’ll be well taken care of—with three decades of experience, we know how to get things done.
Transferring your license plates online is not a problem, and it doesn’t matter where you live. We can help you no matter which state you call home.
What do you need to transfer your license plates?
If you decide to transfer your plates online, there are a few things you’ll need to provide first. These required documents are similar to the ones you’d need in person. But in case you don’t know what those documents are, here’s a brief overview of what to get.
1. A copy of your vehicle registration
A government official likely gave you a copy of your vehicle registration when you registered your car or moved to another state. This document includes your name, your vehicle’s tag number, and the registration number. If you can’t find this paperwork for some reason, you can request a new copy before you do a plate transfer.
2. The title to your new vehicle
Getting the title to the new vehicle you want to transfer your plates to is necessary. The title proves you own the motor vehicle that will have the transferred license plates, so you must have it. Otherwise, you can’t move forward.
3. Proof of insurance for the new vehicle
Before you transfer your plates, you need to get insurance for your new car. This step will only require you to transition the insurance from your old vehicle to the new one. Once that’s complete, have your insurance card or a physical copy of the form you received from your insurer after you purchased a policy.
Transfer your license plates online
With your insurance, registration, and title, you can easily transfer your license plates online with a transportation agency. Our team at Barry Risk Management uses an online platform that makes it easy to provide necessary documents. That way, we can take care of everything quickly and simply. All you have to do to get started is call us.
Call 1-888-995-TAGS(8247) to speak with a representative from Barry Risk Management to transfer your license plates!