Nebraskans getting new license plates


January 12, 2023

The new year is bringing a number of new things and among them is the need to replace the license plates on motor vehicles and trailers registered in Nebraska.

Owners with plates expiring in January have or soon will have received a letter from Tami Sharp, the new Nuckolls County treasurer, reporting on the need to renew the licenses.

In one of her last official acts, Vicki Ensign, the retiring Nuckolls County treasurer, requested this newspaper's help in reminding the owners to look carefully at the renewal notices.

The bottom amount printed on the notice includes a postage fee. If renewing by mail, the owner will need to include the postage fee. But if they take the renewal to the treasurer's office and get the plates while there, the postage fee is not collected.

Tami Sharp, Nuckolls County treasurer, shows off the new Nebraska license plates to be issued in 2023.

While some find it convenient to submit the renewal by mail, when renewing several registrations, it may pay to visit the courthouse. The postage fee per plate is $4.10 and since many vehicles have two plates this makes the plate fee total $8.20.

The renewal notices include a vehicle fee, registration fee and plate fee which must be paid.

Some folks will probably remember the long lines of people that used to form in the courthouse at renewal time but long lines are no longer common. There was a time when all registrations had to be renewed in the first two months of the year. That is no longer the case. Licenses now renew throughout the year.

To speed the renewal process, be sure to take to the courthouse proof of insurance and either the vehicle's current registration or the renewal notice received in the mail.


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