If a customer has purchased a used vehicle and wants to transfer a current plate that was just renewed, would the vehicle need to go through emissions before registration and transferring the plate? Yes, because the current plate is being assigned to a new vehicle. August 21, 2020 20:51 Related articles What documents are needed to remove a lien on a vehicle owned by an individual who claimed bankruptcy? If a customer purchased a new vehicle and wants to transfer the current plate, that was just renewed, would the vehicle need to go through emissions before transferring and registering? Can I receive a temporary tag if my vehicle does not pass emissions? How do I transfer a truck plate?