License plate shortage in Nebraska could give two vehicles the same plate number

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraskans looking to update their license plates may have to wait a little longer in certain parts.

Supply chain problems appear to be preventing the timely shipment of license plates in at least a dozen counties, according to the Platte County Treasurer’s Office.

The office says a variety of supplies needed to manufacture license plates have been slow to come in, leading to a delay in plate issuance this year.

Affected counties include Platte, Hall, Buffalo, Adams, Lincoln, Dodge, Saunders, Gage, Madison, Cass, Scotts Bluff and Washington counties.

Due to the shortage, the treasurer’s office says these counties will receive quarterly shipments of new license plates through the year.

It could result in two vehicles receiving the same plate number, one on a 2017 plate and the other on a 2023 plate, according to the office.

The shortage will also likely prevent some drivers from getting to keep their number.

In Platte County, the treasurer’s office intends to return the same plate number to customers renewing on a timely basis, if the plate’s available.

But the office believes most people will receive a new plate number for renewals in 2023.

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