When you lease a vehicle, you're considered the "registered lessee".
The vehicle is registered to you as the lessee, right? Did you receive registration card and plates from the DMV yet? Do they have your name on them as the lessee and the other party as the lessor?
I'm sure you can claim the decals.
I'm pretty sure you are correct. Part of the problem is I haven't ever leased, so I wasn't sure what it looked like to the DMV. I only signed the lease last Saturday, so I don't have the DMV paperwork yet. I have to wait for the plates to arrive before I can file for the decals.
In fact, I haven't even driven the car yet even though I've had it since Sunday. I haven't even been a passenger, at least not while it was moving. The wifey has fallen in love with it and made it her own!
Thanks for the responses.