Pawnee County Sheriff's Office
Vehicle License Plate Reclaimation
If for any reason you had your tag taken away for no insurance or etc. come see me with your insurance verification, you will not be able to retrieve your tag unless you have insurance.  
· After I receive your insurance, I will have to have a copy 
· After I have your insurance, I have to put your insurance in the system and it will show how much it will be to retrieve your tag 
· After giving you the amount to which you owe, you will have to get a money order for the exact amount(no more, no less). 
· After putting all your information into the system and receiving the amount owed with proof of insurance, your tag will be released back to you 
595:15-5-2. General procedures  
  • (A) Seizure of license plates. When the law enforcement officer determines the vehicle involved     in the traffic stop is not in compliance with this state's Compulsory Insurance Law, the officer shall: 
(1) seize the license plate from the vehicle; 
(2) issue the driver a citation for noncompliance; 
(3) provide the driver with the following information: 
  • (A) the citation will act as a temporary license plate for ten (10) days from the date of the citation.  
  • (B) the license plate will be delivered to the county Sheriff's office in the county in which the violation took place; 
  • (C) to recover the license plate, the driver or owner of the vehicle shall: 
(1) provide verification of compliance with the Compulsory Insurance Law; 
(2) Pay the administrative fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) to the county Sheriff's office; 
(3) Pay all fines and fees associated with the citation. 
(4) Within three days of the citation, the law enforcement officer shall deliver a copy of the citation along with the seized license plate to the sheriff's office in the county in which the violation occurred. 
  • (D) Temporary license plate or temporary sticker. When a law enforcement officer seizes the license plate of an uninsured driver pursuant to 47 O.S. § 7-606(A)(1)(b), a temporary sticker or license plate shall be affixed to the vehicle. 
(1) The Oklahoma Sheriffs Association shall annually develop and approve the temporary sticker or license plate with consultation from the Oklahoma Insurance Department. 
  • (E) If the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association chooses to develop a temporary sticker, it shall be affixed to the lower left corner of the rear window of the vehicle. 
  • (F) If the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association chooses to develop a temporary license plate, it shall be affixed to the location where the seized license plate was affixed. 
(1) The temporary sticker or license plate shall include blank lines for the following information: 
(2) The county in which the citation is issued, 
(3) The date the citation is issued, 
(4) The citation number, 
(5) The year, make, and model of the vehicle, and 
(6) The license plate number of the vehicle. 
(7) The temporary sticker or license plate shall be an easily seen and identifiable color. 
(8) All temporary stickers or license plates used in the Oklahoma Temporary Motorist Liability Plan shall be purchased from the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association.