First Lottery for Car License Plates to Happen after the Spring Festival
Residents who still want to purchase vehicles can submit their applications for license plates at xqctk.sztb.gov.cn before the 8th of every month, then a verification code will be given to them which they can use to attend the monthly lottery and auction of license plates. The system is open for 24 hours and the first lottery of 6,666 plates will be done after the Spring Festival.
The city transportation commission constantly reminds applicants to get quotas through lotteries to use then within six months or else they will be disqualified from applying for two years, and those who apply with falsified documents will be disqualified from applying for three years. From the time the system opens Friday to 6 pm Sunday and so far 100,000 people have submitted applications.
Second hand car buyers must first get plates through auctions or lotteries before they are eligible for vehicle transfer at the police vehicle administration office. Once a car owner sells his car they need to buy a new vehicle in six months time of else their license plates becomes invalid.