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Old 10-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Plates for Transporting a vehicle back to my home state

I'm thinking about buying a car in MA, flying up and bringing it back home to NC. Has anyone ever done this? Legally? It seems like I can't get a temp tag for MA without paying MA taxes and I can't get a temp tag from NC without a title? Whats a car buying flying fool to do?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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I've done this before, and I just kept the PO's plates, and put it on my insurance policy. If the PO won't let you keep the plates, then you've gotta figure out something else I suppose.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Get a PERMIT to move the vehicle. Basically a paper plate for display in rear window.

Of course I live in a practical state.

I got at local DMV and it was good for 2 weeks. Paid taxes, etc when I got home. I just needed a sales receipt.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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Last time I lived in MA, they did not issue temp or transport plates. MA DMV is horrible. Avoid that beauroctatic, hostile institution at all cost. As others have suggested, see if you can use the sellers plates and mail them back once you get the vehicle home.

The other option you have is to see if your home state is reasonable and will issue temp plates for you.


Whoops, just reread your post, only option I see is using the sellers plates.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I just purchased a motorcycle in Richmond Virginia and went to the DMV there (much research prior to leaving) and was able to purchase a 3 day temporary tag which is a copy of the permit, not even a look alike tag for $5 bucks. But to ride a motorcycle to New Mexico from Virginia in 3 days is not feasible. So I took my NM plate off my Honda XR and have it mounted on the bike. If I get pulled over, I will tell the truth and explain my reasoning. Plus I have insurance, bill of sale, title, etc. What else can you do? I have stopped to visit with my Mom and soon to head out to finish my 2000 mile jaunt and camping on a dirt bike.

Maybe in the worse case grab your plate off your car, be sane and no reason to get pulled over?














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Old 10-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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Once you leave the state the bike was registered in it doesn't matter if the tag is expired or not. The best thing would to either get a temp tag or leave the original tag on the bike until you get home. If you use the tag from another bike it would cause more problems than it would be worth if the police ran the tag.

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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I was hoping the original owner would allow me to use his tag until I made it home but he did not seem keen on the idea. At least my bike has a plate and I have added some local decals and personalized it a bit. Having no plate on the bike would be very suspect and I would likely get pulled over for that reason. Also the Virginia DMV said the temp tag is good in any state, but for only 3 days.

Wing it I reckon.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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Make an "In Transit" tag. Many places you can down load the paper tag from the DMV's website or you can also make one yourself.

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