License plate question/Private sale

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    If you sell your car to a person in another state do you have to return your license plate to the state? Where?
     
  2. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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    Don't you have to return your plates to get a pro-rated refund on your registration? I would assume you'd return them to the county in which the vehicle was registered. Otherwise I guess you can just keep them and let the registration expire.
     
  3. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    If they are personalized, you keep them.
     
  4. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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    Here's what Polk County says:

    If I sell my vehicle and do not replace it, do I get a refund for the unused portion of my registration payment?


    [​IMG]If you sell a vehicle and DO NOT replace the vehicle within 30 days, you may apply for a refund. The following is required:

    • You have up to six months after you sell your vehicle to apply for a refund.
    • The calculated unused portion of the registration fee must be $10 or more to receive a refund. The refund is calculated from the date the vehicle is disposed to the expiration of the registration.
    • The license plates must be turned in and the date of disposal disclosed at any county treasurer’s office.
    • The refund is submitted to the State of Iowa by the County Treasurer and the refund will take approximately four weeks to receive.
     
  5. simville02

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    Surrendering License Plates?
    You only have to return your Iowa license plates if you're applying for a registration refund. Otherwise, you are not required to return your Iowa plates.

    Iowa License Plates & Placards Information - DMV Guide?


    Take to DMV to return if doing so.
     
  6. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    It's a motorcycle license plate so I'm not very worried about the refund.
     

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