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1-1000, C1-C1000, and PC1-PC1000.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Active Tag Values page of this website. It is updated as the market changes.

Buyer and seller both need to bring the same items to DMV: (1) title, (2) driver's license, (3) current mileage on your vehicle, (4) proof of insurance on your vehicle, (5) your plate, and (6) a screwdriver.

If your vehicle has a lien on it, then fill out an MV-35 form and send it to the bank that finances your vehicle. This form instructs the bank to mail the original title to the DMV of your choosing. Once the DMV receives your title, they will contact you, at which point you can meet to complete the tag switch. Make sure to put an email address on the MV-35 for fastest notification.

Yes! As of November 2021, you can release a retained tag to anyone, not just immediate family. The seller needs to sign an MV-72 form (download here), sign it before a Notary Public, and give the original notarized form to the buyer. The buyer can take the form to DMV with their title, driver's license, mileage, and insurance to claim the tag.

$35 per new title, $20 tag swap fee per title, $20 lien fee per title, $5 sticker per registration number. If neither vehicle has a lien, it will be $120. Add $20 per lien.

No. The only way you can claim a number for your car is if you were the last registered owner of that number and it hasn't been reissued since it lapsed.

Yes. Contact me for more info.

The final 20 tags needed to complete the project!

The following information is from CarFax and information learned through networking.

NOTE: The tags marked "inactive" are ONLY able to be reactivated by the most recent owner.

Tag Number Year - Make - Model Location
524 1993 Chevrolet Corvette Newark
C122 1988 Toyota 4RUNNER Magnolia
C127 Antique Vehicle Millville
C250 2009 Suzuki Equator Magnolia
C286 2020 Ford Transit Ocean View
C388 Antique Vehicle Wilmington
C506 2004 Chev Suburban Lewes
C656 1997 GMC Sierra Clayton
C857 1988 Chevrolet V30 Ellendale
PC65 2008 Subaru Outback Wilmington
PC424 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Lincoln
PC501 Currently Inactive  
PC502 Currently Inactive  
PC516 Currently Inactive  
PC650 2021 Ford F150 Dover
PC708 Currently Inactive  
PC822 1987 Chev G20 Van Magnolia
PC845 Currently Inactive  
PC861 1960s Ford Mustang Wilmington
PC897 Currently Inactive