Services
Insurance
Loans
Repairs
Advice
About

How do you transfer plates from one car to another?

I’m buying a new car that’s used, but I want to keep my old license plate. How do I transfer it to the new car?

avatar
Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
At the DMV
While the process can vary from state to state, you’ll usually need:
  • The vehicle title for the new car
  • Your driver’s license
  • Application for Registration
  • Payment for fees
At the dealership
If you’re purchasing a vehicle through a dealership and trading in your old car, the dealership may do the transfer for you. They require the same information as the DMV but can help get the process moving and save you time.
View full answer 
WHY YOU CAN TRUST JERRY
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings