I've heard them referred to as both tabs and tags. But I've only lived in CA and WA.
In WA, they even refer to them as tabs at https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistrat ... rtabs.html
I see numerous hits for tags when Googling for site:dmv.ca.gov tags
be236 wrote:So, assuming I get those tabs with my new plates... how do I recover the balance of what I overpaid?
So, I paid $650 to the dealer for these license plates, and say it only cost $250 from WA state, how do I get my $400 back??
Beats me. Ages ago, I bought my 06 Prius new here in CA at Toyota Sunnyvale.
Out of the blue, maybe a month or two later, I received a check from the dealer for over payment or them apparently overcharging me for registration. I was surprised. I had no idea I was somehow overcharged and figured that most dealers would just pocket it. I don't think it was a huge amount of $... somewhere between $3 and $50. I don't think it was anywhere near $100.
I'm guessing you double checked https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/fees.html
. Do note there is a $150 electric car fee.