Vehicle Services

Buying and Selling Your Vehicle


If the plate credit is over $12, you may be eligible for a refund. A refund may be requested through one of the following:

Plate refund checks are issued to the owners based on the legal status established in our records and will be mailed to you within 10 to 14 business days. If you are moving out of state, you do not qualify for a plate refund.

Once you have requested a refund, the vehicle will no longer be registered. Surrender the license plate to MVD or an Authorized Third Party Provider, or submit an affidavit of plate destruction (Plate Notice).

If requesting a plate refund online, the affidavit is not needed. If the plate is personalized or a special plate, you may keep the plate. It is against the law to operate any motor vehicle on the public roads of this state without proper registration.

For additional information, please see our Vehicle Services FAQs.