state or the local dol for processing? i bought a couple of cars this year and it took 6 weeks to get my plates. seems a long time . if i were to buy a used vehicle i would take the paper work and go to my local DOL and be out the door the same day. Anyone know why dealers take so long to do paperwork? are they holding on to the funds to make interest on them? Do they send their paperwork to the state and that is why it take more time? iaked a couple of freinds that have bought new vehicles and they told me it took a while to get plates also.