Do you need to turn your tags into the DMV when you sell your car?

I want to sell my car, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with my tags and license plates. Do I turn my tags into the dealership when I sell my car?

“It all depends on your state. In some states, the tags stay with the vehicle. In others, the tags stay with the owner.
In most states, you’ll take the license plates. There should be a form attached to your title that lets the state know that you’re transferring ownership of the car. Turn this in after you sell the car. At that point, you may need to turn your plates in or have the option to transfer them to your new car.
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Answered on Aug 23, 2021
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