Do I have a legal three-day window to drive to NY in my new car without plates?
I'm buying a car in Virginia and want to drive it home to NYC. The Virginia DMV, which may otherwise issue me temporary plates, are closed and not answering phones. Can I drive it home without plates?
There is no legal window where you can drive without the plates. If you are buying through a dealership they should be able to assist you on behalf of the state of Virginia in obtaining a temporary plate. You would likely just need to show insurance at the point of sale to get that done. If you are buying from a private seller, you would need to still get a hold of the state DMV to obtain the documents needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.