Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Palm Springs-ish
OK, a little update since I spent yesterday morning "communing" with the DMV...
I went in under the premise of just having to pay an additional $10 (over the $35 I paid the first time I went in). However, I was then told that the paperwork was not completed (by the original DMV guy), and had not been submitted to Sacramento, either. The woman I got seemed a bit more knowledgeable than the first guy, and felt that everything was covered by the time I left. She now submits to Sac., and I wait to hear from them. She told me it could be 3-4 MONTHS!
A couple of points that I posted on another site that's not quite as knowledgeable about this stuff as most of us are here:
A. I know this seems pretty elementary, but you MUST have both (matching) plates.
B. They look them over VERY carefully to verify originality. (keep in mind this is my second time in, and they still got scrutinized very carefully. again.)
C. In furtherance to the above, buying one original and having a repro plate made as the second will NOT fly.
D. Most importantly, as I was told this time is do NOT have the plates reconditioned before you go. They will NOT accept them. They MUST be in "original" condition. (although, I'd say that might be a tough call/subject to interpretation, that was the info given to me, so why push it?)
I know some of this may sound pretty obvious (but then again, maybe not), but there have been an awful lot of suggestions and conjecture out there on other sites about getting plates accepted. Just throwing out my first-hand info...so good luck, guys. Unfortunately, it appears that there are a lot of completely different experiences happening out there depending on what office you go to.
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