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Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates?

License plates in Texas are governed by the Texas TRANSPORTATION CODE, TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, SUBTITLE A. CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES, CHAPTER 504 LICENSE PLATES Texas ...
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Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates?

Since this happened in Texas, we can refer to the Texas DMV: Vehicles are required to be titled in the buyer's name within 30 days from the date of sale. Failing to properly transfer a vehicle into ...
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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

The short answer: The title is, more or less, a record of who "owns" the vehicle. It's you if you own it free and clear, the dealer if you're leasing it, and it depends what state you're in ...
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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

It is easier to explain this by describing the entire process than by defining the terms in a vacuum. Title To Vehicles There is a law in every state requiring cars on or adjacent to public roads to ...
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Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates?

I don't know if that would be considered stealing, since I was supposed to remove them anyway, but something tells me this would be a bad idea. I can see why you would think that's logical, but yeah, ...
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How can there be two identical vanity plates in the same driveway?

Made up words (but close enuff), but I know a person who has "HISPEED and "HI SPEED" on two of his cars in Virginia. Same plate design. Details matter. And H1SPEED and HISPEED are also ...
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What is the procedure of buying a new car in the US( California)?

Although this looks like a request for specific legal advice, it can be treated as a general-interest question about legal obligations and risks (not practical advice). When you buy a car, you ...
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Can I become a resident without changing my car registration? Co-lessee and lease are in Texas; the car and I moved to Pennsylvania

Generally a car must be registered in the state where it is normally or usually garaged or parked, its "home base". If the car stays in Texas it should be registered in Texas, but if the car ...
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