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UPDATE. Ok Texas state troopers I get the message loud and clear.

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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Apparently its against the law in Texas not to have a front license plate. I had one, I watched the guy at the dealership put it on. Well between that day and this weekend I somehow lost the entire front plate along with the black thingy that holds the plate.

I didn't know.

I get pulled over last night and it was for that. I was shocked because I really didn't know I was missing the plate and asked the trooper what I needed to do to fix it. He told me I needed to go to the tags office and he wrote me a warning.

Ok. This is Friday at 7pm. I can't do anything this weekend about the tag.

So about an hour later I get pulled over again. Same reason. I showed the guy the warning and explained I was just made aware of it and as soon as I can I will get the plates. He still runs my DL and comes back with a warning that again I had to sign.

So this morning I'm 3 hours from home and I had to run up to the grocery store when I get pulled over AGAIN. Same freaking reason. I explain I was just made aware of the problem and I'll get it fixed as soon as I can. This guy runs my DL but doesn't write me a warning.

Come on guys I KNOW the system is automated. I know you have to know I was pulled over for this when you run my damn plates before you even pull me over. What do you expect me to do on a Friday night, Saturday morning about it?!?!? Unless there is some secret tags office that's open on the weekends there isn't much I can do until Monday.


On that note I have a question for my fellow houstonians.

The guy told me they can't just issue me the one plate I'm missing, that I have to get new plates. I know in Houston I can go to some grocery stores and pay for my registration but can I do that for the plates as well? Because if I can't it links like there is only one tags office for the entire city of Houston and its downtown....close to the George r brown. I really really really want to avoid that if I can.


UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

so I called today and they told me I could go anywhere, I didn't have to go to a harris county tax office. I went to the one down in Manvel and was in and out in less than 5 minutes!!! Got new plates and now headed to Lowes to get some screws and bolts to secure it on the front.
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM
BUMP
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM
BUMP
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Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

You can do it online, you know. That is how I do mine.

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:41 AM
I can get replacement plates online?!!!? Lemme look because I couldn't see that last night but I was also on mobile.

Quoting Bigmetalchicken:

You can do it online, you know. That is how I do mine.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Go back to the dealer and ask for temps?
Or stop driving the car...

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
I bought the car 4 years ago, I don't think I can get temp plates now and I'm 3 hours from home....how would I get home of I don't use my car?

Quoting Anonymous:

Go back to the dealer and ask for temps?
Or stop driving the car...

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mommaFruFru
by Gold Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Our dmv is open on Saturdays and fridays.
Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Your dmv is open Fridays after 7?

I'm 3 hours away from home, I'm not driving home for new plates today.

My local DMV is open 8-430 mon-Friday. No sat hours.


Quoting mommaFruFru:

Our dmv is open on Saturdays and fridays.
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Angelicembrace
by The Dorkfish on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

bump

Whenever life gets tough I just remember this..

The Water Temple.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM



Quoting Roxygurl:

I bought the car 4 years ago, I don't think I can get temp plates now and I'm 3 hours from home....how would I get home of I don't use my car?

Quoting Anonymous:

Go back to the dealer and ask for temps?
Or stop driving the car...


Awww, I misunderstood, sorry. Sounded like it was a new car.
You're 3 hours from home and having to run to the store and then get home?
Just accept this is going to be a problem until you are able to take the steps to get it resolved

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