ELGIN - New Oklahoma laws have changed the way motorists are required to handle their vehicle license plates and annual certificates of registration.

As of July 1, if you sell, trade or transfer your vehicle, your plate will need to be removed and stay with you.

As part of SB 1339, the Oklahoma Vehicle and Registration Act approved in the 2018 legislative session, the new law also requires motorists to carry the vehicles certificate of registration inside with them at all times.

"Starting July, if you sell a vehicle, remove the tag," said Oklahoma Tax Commission Spokesperson, Paula Ross. "The tag will now stay with the person, not the car. When motorists purchase a new car, they will take the tag from their old car and place it on the new one. This will assist law enforcement in tracking current vehicle owners as well as cut down on past owners receiving turnpike fees, parking tickets or other issues involving their old vehicle."

Information listed on the OTC website states that any new vehicle, purchased from a dealership, will be supplied with a temporary tag.



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