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To replace your vehicle's registration plate you will need your:
If both plates were lost or stolen, you must get a new set of plates from an RMV Service Center.
The RMV cannot replace green plates with the same number. You can exchange for two new red plates for no fee by visiting an RMV Service Center. You will need a signed and stamped application to swap plates (RMV-3 form).
The RMV encourages vehicle owners to swap illegible plates for a set of red plates at no fee. You can swap faded and illegible plates at any RMV Service Center.
You can order replacement plates by calling the contact center. You will need your:
To order replacement vehicle registration plates, bring your registration number, vehicle owner information, and payment to an RMV Service Center.
You can pay with cash, check, or money order. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.
The RMV will issue you a temporary plate permit to keep in your vehicle until the plates arrive. The replacement plates will be mailed to your address on record.
You can use the temporary plate permit for an inspection if needed.
If you lose your front registration plate, you must create a temporary registration plate displaying the plate number and affix the temporary registration plate to the front of the motor vehicle or trailer. The temporary plate must also conform to the requirements for regular number plates.
If you lose your rear registration plate, you must affix the front registration plate to the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer and request a replacement registration decal to place on the registration plate. You must also create a temporary registration plate displaying the plate number and affix the temporary registration plate to the front of the motor vehicle or trailer.