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November 23, 2010 12:21 PM Subscribe
CA-DMV: What's the process for re-titling an out-of-state car that's already registered in California? The DMV site doesn't seem to cover this case and I'd rather find out before spending a day in line.
posted by hwyengr to Law & Government (7 answers total)
I moved to CA a while back, and like a good boy, registered with the DMV immediately and got California plates. I bought the car out of state. Having paid off the loan last week, the bank just mailed the original out-of-state title.
According to the DMV's website, the same form is used for both title and registration applications, so technically I already filled it out years ago. Do I have to do it again? It sort of scares me that I would have to go through the on-site inspection again, since that's part of the form.
Or, did the state generate a title and just never mail it to me or the bank when I applied the first time?
And, last question, does the DMV have a number I can call or an e-mail address for general questions? From their site, it appears that questions have to be mailed in via USPS.