Every year we have to get new registration stickers for our vehicles. Depending on the year, make, model of your car, and the state you live in, new stickers can be quite expensive. With that comes a chance that they might get robbed.
If your sticker has been stolen you may not even know until you are pulled over by the police for expired plates. Here’s what you need to do every year to protect your sticker against theft.
How can I prevent my car stickers from being stolen?
Police recommend getting a sharp object, like a razor blade, and putting an X on the sticker, which makes it harder for someone to steal. It is also recommended that you peel off all old stickers before replacing new ones and obtain a license plate cover to protect these labels.
I also found this vision of what to do on Instagram.
How much does a replacement license plate sticker cost in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois?
The standard fee for a replacement Indiana license plate, registration certificate, or sticker is $9.50. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles or BMV has several locations across the state that include a 24-hour service kiosk.
Replacement decals cost $3.00, and if using the notary services of the County Clerk’s Office, an additional $3 fee applies.
License plate replacement fees are $6 for a single plate and $9 for a pair; replacement sticker is $20. If only one plate and one sticker is required, the fee is $26.
While it’s not expensive to replace your license plate sticker, it’s a pain when you have to take the time to replace it. So take those knives or cutters and cut them into slices.