Tesla now has a process setup that you no longer have to take the purchase agreement to the Tax Assessor, to pay sales tax and pick up your plates. They are utilizing a third party to do it. When I picked up my MS on 5/13 it seemed like a great improvement in convenience in preparation for Model 3 deliveries. Now 6+ weeks in I am thinking this process is seriously not ready for primetime. When I picked up my MS on 5/13 it had a Texas temp tag with an expiration of 5/31 as well as the California temp tag in the glovebox. I was told that with the new process my TX plates would be mailed to me directly. On 5/31 I removed the expired TX temp plate and put on the California temp tag like on my prior Tesla Deliveries. On June 13th, 4 weeks after deliveryI emailed my DS to ask for an update and was given a link to a Fedex tracking number which shows a label created on 5/24 and nothing shipped (?from Fremont). My DS said to watch that tracking number to see when the plates are sent out. This being in limbo is not a great process, and definitely is not the great improvement I think they were intending it to be. I was thinking my delivery paperwork should show that I paid the tax and I might be able to go down to the Tax Assessor myself and pick up the plates, but wasn't sure what would happen if I did that and then Tesla did it afterwards. With Model 3 starting next month I would hope they get this process sorted out quickly.