I got my fedex pack with the registration papers for my model Y this morning. I set the appointment with the local tax office for first week of January.
I've been debating whether I want custom background plate for my White Y as I've been thinking of black plates or keep the standard white. I figured if I was going to order personalized plates it would be seamless to do it in one visit. BUT if I end up waiting to see if i like the white and then decide later on that I do want personalized plates.... Will I have to make another appointment to pick those up?
Figured I'd ask as it's my first time dealing with tax collector's/plates
I got my documents last week. The main Airport Ave location was booked until January, so I booked an appointment 12/17 at the Pflugerville location 30 min north of me in South Austin (they still have appointments starting 12/22 if you want to go sooner). I already have specialty plates. I spoke to the office and they said that the title appointment if’s for title only, but that you can usually get same day specialty license appointments there, so just to sign up for one the day I go.
Like Zainthy said, you have to order your specialty plates first before you can have them assigned to the car. But it should be a quick easy same day appointment if you do it after the fact.
In Illinois you buy your plate and own it for around $125 (as of 2015). In Texas I was dismayed to learn that you pay a ridiculous amount every couple years to rent your specialty plate.
As for Tesla in all of this, hoping it’s not an issue that they misspelled my first name in all of the documents.