The fee to transfer is $20.50 plus the difference in the property tax plus sales tax if applicable. The names on the two titles must be the same. If the old license plate is expired it can only be transferred if it is a personalized plate or a specialty plate. If this is your renewal month, your fees will be the same as a new license plate minus the $0.50 plate fee. The old vehicle must be sold or traded in, even if it is not running. As long as the title is still in your name, the plate must stay with the vehicle.