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Hall County Treasurer’s Office out of passenger license plates

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 6:53 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there’s a shortage of materials needed to make license plates in Nebraska. The problem has reached Hall County.

The Hall County Treasurer’s Office is currently out of passenger license plates and can’t license those vehicles until the supply is replenished.

Alaina Verplank, Hall County treasurer, said they put in an order for passenger license plates about six weeks ago and have yet to receive them. Their office has temporary measures in place for people that need to have their vehicle licensed right now.

“We are sending out a letter that states that due to COVID we’re out of passenger plates," Verplank said. "We’ve been in contact with law enforcement to let them know that we are out of license plates and that people will have these letters with them.”

Verplank said this has happened before, but the Hall County Treasurer’s Office was able to use used plates at the time. Due to a new system, she said they can no longer do that for new customers.

If people are trading in vehicles, Verplank said it’s best to keep the plates so they can be transferred to the new vehicle. People driving SUVs can get a commercial license plate.

Vereplank said they’re hoping to get more passenger license plates within the next four weeks.

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