JustaShooter wrote:Pretty sure it depends on the registered owner. If my name is on the car that I sell, but both my name and my wife's name is on the car I buy, you can't transfer the tags. But if only my name is on both cars then you can.
You are correct. If both names are on the old registration, both names have to be on the new one; if only one name on the old, then the same name must be the only one on the new to transfer the tags.
With regard to a lease, title is in the lessor's name, so you cannot transfer the tags to the new vehicle. I see no reason why the lessor couldn't transfer those tags to a new vehicle leased to you once it sells the old one except that it's probably too much trouble for the leasing company to go through and the leasing contract probably controls that.