FAQs and Frequently Asked Questions


Shipping Information



Policies



All plates which are in stock will be shipped within 2-3 business days via US Priority post or any other method you select. Shipping by methods other than US post may be subject to additional cost.

Your total shipping will be calculated automatically during checkout prior to the completion of your order.

We ship to Continental US states, Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses, US Protectorates, Canada, Brazil, Parts of Europe, and Parts of Asia. Please note Continental US States does not include Alaska and Hawaii, and have different shipping rates and times. Shipping costs for orders are based on the total order weight. All Orders shipped outside of the Continental US States will incur higher shipping rates. For International Orders Please read our policies below carefully we ship items Tariffs and Taxes Unpaid.

 

Shipping Times



Standard Service
Continental US Street 3-5 Business Days
Continental US PO Box 3-7 Business Days
Alaska & Hawaii Street/PO Box 3-7 Business Days
APO/FPO Street 20-40 Business Days
APO/FPO PO Box 18-32 Business Days
US Protectorates Street/PO Box
4-8 Business Days
Canada 5-10 Business Days
Europe 10-20 Business Days
Asia 10-16 Business Days
Brazil & Chile
10-20 Business Days
Expedited Service
Continental US PO Box 1-3 Business Days
Alaska & Hawaii Street/PO Box 1-3 Business Days
APO/FPO Street 8-16 Business Days
APO/FPO PO Box 8-16 Business Days
US Protectorates Street/PO Box
2-4 Business Days
Canada 2-4 Business Days
Europe 2-4 Business Days
Asia 2-5 Business Days
Brazil & Chile
2-5 Business Days

Two-Day Service
This service is only offered to Continental US Streets - 2 Business days

Tracking Orders


An email is sent after orders have been dispatched with your tracking information. For items dispatched through FedEx enter the tracking number into the FedEx tracking tool below. For items dispatched through USPS enter the tracking number into the USPS tracking tool below.

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Please note that Estimated Delivery Dates are estimates only and are not guaranteed, and allow additional shipping times for bad weather conditions, unforeseen disasters (natural and unnatural), and during the holiday season. We will attempt to notify you of any delay or cancellation of your order. Orders are shipped on business days only (Monday through Friday) excluding federal holidays within the United States. When orders shipped internationally reach the destination country, they may be subject to customs clearances procedures which can cause delays beyond original estimates. Shipping Rates below are subject to change at any time.

For reasons of account security, we cannot permit buyers to change their shipping addresses after payment has been submitted. If this is the case the order will be cancelled and a full refund will be offered, unless the order has already been shipped.
Shipping Rates

Total shipping charges for your order can also be calculated in your cart prior to checking out. Just simply add the item to your cart and then click edit cart.


Standard Expedited Two-Day
Continental US Street Per Additional Item
$1.50
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$5.00

Per Shipment $5.99 ---
$33.00
Continental US PO Box Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00
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Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00 ---
Alaska and Hawaii Street Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00
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Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00 ---
Alaska and Hawaii Po Box
Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00
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Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00
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US Protectorates Street Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00 ---

Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00
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US Protectorates PO Box Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00
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Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00
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APO/FPO Street Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00
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Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00
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APO/FPO PO Box Per Additional Item $1.50 $4.00 ---

Per Shipment $5.99 $17.00 ---
Canada Per Additional Item $2.00 $5.00
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Per Shipment $13.99 $45.00
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Europe Per Additional Item $3.00 $7.00
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Per Shipment $16.99 $48.00
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Asia Per Additional Item $3.00 $8.00 ---

Per Shipment $16.99 $50.00 ---
Outside US, Eur.,CA, Asia
Per Additional Item $3.00 $7.00 ---

Per Shipment $16.99 $48.00
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Region Key

Continental US Continental US states not including Alaska and Hawaii
Alaska Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii
US Protectorates American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S.)
APO/FPO Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office
Europe Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands (British)
Asia Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand
Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica
For Orders that are Shipped to Countries Outside of the United States

Tariffs and Taxes Unpaid: The recipient is responsible for all tariffs, taxes, and customs fees at time of delivery. Please contact your local customs office for an estimate of these fees.

More Tariffs and Taxes: The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs-clearance procedures are required, they can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

Nondelivery: Once the order is shipped to its final destination and the delivery is refused, you refuse to pay tariffs and taxes, and/or you are unavailable for delivery after 2 attempts, you will be responsible for any import tariffs, taxes, and shipping and handling fees to send the item(s) back to the merchant in the United States, as well as any re-stocking fees that may be applicable.

Export Regulations: All commodities, technology, or software are exported from the United States in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

Import Regulations: You are responsible for ensuring that the product can be lawfully imported to the destination country. When ordering from License Plates America the recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.

Disclaimer: Your privacy is important to us, we would like for our international customers and customers shipping products internationally to be aware that cross-border shipments are subject to opening and inspection by customer authorities. We provide certain order, shipment, and product information to our international carriers to customers authorities in order to facilitate customs clearance and comply with local laws. If the order is a gift, and the package is marked "gift", but the cost of the item is still stated on the customs form. Customs authorities require the value of the gift item to be stated directly on the package.

Country Restrictions: Some Items cannot be sold outside the United States due to Manufacturer restrictions. These items will state on item description page. International orders that include these items will be canceled.



No-Hassle Return or Exchange

We stand by our products, we're collectors ourselves. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. After all, the best advertising is a satisfied client, and we'd like you to make a return visit to our store and/or refer us to your friends and family. Please note there will be a $2.00 restocking charge on all returns.

To ensure your satisfaction we offer a 30 day No-Hassle Return or Exchange policy. You may return or exchange any item purchased from License Plates America within 30 days. Shipping and handling charges for ordering and returning items are borne by the buyer, this includes any tariffs, other taxes, duties, insurance and/or any other fees that are incurred.

To return or exchange merchandise simply contact us with your order number and the date it was placed. Thanks!!

You can email us at Services@LicensePlatesAmerica.com.
You can write to us at our Address:

License Plates America
9305 Redfish Cove
Apopka, Fl. 32703
USA
Attn: Customer Services
You may contact us by phone at: (407) 522-6965
Feel free to fax us any questions or inquiries at Fax: (407) 522-7028

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do all license plates have embossed (raised) lettering?

A. No. Now Many states are now using flat plates that have digital printed lettering. Delaware license plates have not been embossed for several decades.

Q. Is it "legal" to Collect, Sell & Trade Expired plates?

A. YES. While no one knows who first started license plate collecting, it has deep, historical roots. Just like stamp or coin collecting ---it is a world-wide, recognized hobby. Some states sell "sample" plates, but these are considered far less valuable than any "authentic" plate.

Q. What plates may I display on my car?

A. Only DMV's may issue plates. So, the general rule is; only the plate sold to you ---by the State may be displayed on your car. However, there are exceptions. Year of manufacture and a "same year plate" can sometimes be registered and then displayed. Check Local motor vehicle codes for more information.

Q. How many types of license plates are there?

A. The majority of plates sold are "general issue" and fall into two broad categories; Passenger & Non-Passenger.

Q. What is a collection?

A. Collectors vary in their individual collecting interests. Some concentrate on Handicap Plates or Disabled Veteran types, while others may hunt plates that relate to conservation or animal interests. Others may collect sports plates, or plates with their favorite numbers or initials.

Q. What are "specialty" plates?

A. These are plates designed to call attention to important issues that affect our society and range from conservation issues to fraternal organizations. Some honor public service occupations like firefighters, police or war veterans. Profits from the sale of these plates goes to help improve our communities.

Q. What State "started" "specialty plate" sales?

A. Florida's issuance of the plate commemorating the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger, is recognized as the "birth-plate" of all graphic plates in the U.S.A.. It continues to generate more sales than any other single specialty plate sold in the State of Florida.

Q. What do collectors do with these plates?

A. People from all walks of life collect and display their License Plates in many different ways. Some are given as gifts, while others are purchased as authentic souvenirs commemorating that person's visit to that particular state. After visiting all the 50 states, and obtaining a plate from each state, that person has a complete "State Run", which is of significant value and (as most collections do) will increase in value --- as time goes on. Some early issue porcelain plates self for thousands of dollars and are sought by collectors world-wide.

Q. Why don't "Criminals" purchase a plate, then commit a crime?

A. Criminals aren't that dumb! Rather than stealing a plate to match their car, they know the display of an EXPIRED plate on a vehicle is more likely to get them pulled over, rather than leaving them to go unnoticed. Note: Law enforcement officials have instant access to a nationwide computerized database the National Crime Information Computer system (NCIC). It gives officers the ability to run a plate number and get a detailed description of The vehicle that it is supposed do appear upon, including the vehicles' individual serial number.

Additionally, most states have numbering sequences unique to a "class of vehicle" or "type of use". A unintentional mismatch would be easily recognized in the field. The misuse of a number plate, in any of the states, is an offense which tan result in arrest, as well as both civil and criminal fines and penalties. The difference between "facial" validity and "actual" validity is clear to trained professionals. Statistics show abuse of this origin is quite uncommon.

Q. Does any state not have "Specialty" plates?

A. Most all the states have issued specialty plates at one time Or another. California, New York, Illinois and Virginia follow Florida in types and quantities sold. Once purchased from the state, these plates are generally the property of the registered owner and like most "general issue" passenger plates, enter the secondary "market" after expiring. Collectors buy, sell and trade to complete their individual collections.

License plate collecting, helps to preserve and chronicle the heritage of automobilia. They reflect various improvements in technology in art and reproduction, that makes these plates such interesting collectibles.

Q: What Countries Are Covered by the Amazon Payments A-to-z Guarantee?

A. Buyers who reside in the following countries are covered under the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee for qualified purchases: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (including U.S. protectorates, e.g. Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, APO/FPO, etc.)



Still Have Questions? Contact Customer Service


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We'd like to hear from you if you if you have any questions about license plate collecting, special plates that may not be listed on our site, or anything else you might like to ask us! If you'd like to say it, we'd love to hear it!

There are several ways to get in touch with us.

Our E-mail address is Sales@LicensePlatesAmerica.com
Our Orlando office phone no. is (407) 522-6965
Our Fax no. is (407) 522-7028
Or you may "snail mail" us via Postal Service at:
License Plates America
9305 Redfish Cove
Apopka, Fl. 32703