DMV: Requirements to Replace Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated License Plates

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for Requirements to Replace Lost, Stolen, or
Mutilated License Plates

Plate(s) that have been stolen, or damaged/mutilated for the purpose of defacing the plate, must be reported immediately to your local police department or resident state trooper.

Vehicles cannot be registered if delinquent property tax or parking tickets are owed or if the registrant has had their registration privilege suspended.

What to do:

What it will cost:
  • $5 with police report.
  • Without the police report stating the plate(s) was stolen the fee for the new plates will be $25. Case numbers will not be accepted in lieu of the police report.  

Note: Any plate that is lost or stolen will be replaced with a new set of off-the-shelf plates. You must then wait 10 months if you choose to re-apply for the original plate number. Please complete and submit a Replacement Plate Application (form E-45) with the appropriate fee.





Content Last Modified on 2/5/2013 3:03:07 PM