car registation nightmare
October 2, 2008 12:37 PM Subscribe
Help me get my car registered in the state of California.
I am at a loss. Here is the history:
Car was purchased new in the state of Minnesota.
Car loan was paid off while living in Massachusetts.
I now live in California, and am attempting to register the car here. The title was lost in the move (and I can't remember which state was listed on the title). According to the DMV here in CA the car can't be registered here without the title (if someone knows that to be false, let me know).
I applied for a duplicate title from the state of MA. They mailed the request back, saying "[loan company] must release the title." I called the loan company, and they said "all we can do is send you the lien release." I received that, but a rep from the state of MA on the phone still says the loan company has to "release" the title. I can't get anything beyond this conflicting info. Anyone have an idea of what to do here?