If you add up all the months Snowflake and I have been in Utah, you’d get 29. Until now, we’ve been driving around with Minnesota license plates, mainly because I have too much pride and love for my home state. And also, because it’s a whole lot easier to mail a check to the Minnesota DMV for new tabs than to go through all the steps in Utah.
I decided it’s time to follow the law- technically, once you move to a new state, you’re supposed to get your vehicle registered there, so your fees go towards the roads you drive on. You’re supposed to do this within 90 days, 6 months or something like that. I’m pretty sure it’s not 29 months.
This process is a pain in the butt, I was pretty close to backing out more than once!
After getting my title in the mail (thanks mom!), I went to Burt Brothers, a local shop to get my state safety and emissions inspection. I walked into a busy place and the woman behind the counter told me it’d be about an hour, I didn’t think that was possible… But, I spent a freakin’ hour and 1/2 in this waiting room, waiting for something that maybe took them 5 minutes to do!
I then went to the Summit County DMV to get the actual plates and had to wait 20 minutes, which didn’t actually seem that bad considering the 90 I just waited. I left there with my new plates, which cost $117- I’m again realizing those Minnesota tabs would have been around $30.. following the law stinks.
Goodbye THJ 766 (TomHatesJoanne 766 is how I remembered it) and hello B21 5kD.. any ideas on how to remember that one?
In Utah, you have a choice of either the “Life Elevated Skier” plate or the “Life Elevated Arches”. You can’t choose Ski Utah! anymore, that one has been discontinued. I would have totally chosen Ski Utah! since that’s the whole reason I moved out here, but went with the “Life Elevated Skier” one, it’s as close as I’m going to get. Hey, it still says, “Greatest Snow on Earth!”