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SSN card + IL license = CA license ?

Are an out-of-state license and a social security card enough to establish "birth date and legal presence" for the California DMV? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I register a car in NY and drive it into Canada right away? How?

I'm leaving NYC on Friday and driving to Canada for 12 days. I have a rental booked, but also just bought a car out of state and had it delivered to a mechanic. They did a safety inspection and some minor work that will not be completed until Friday, the same day I need to leave. The car does not have temporary out of state tags or license plates but I have an appointment with the DMV on Thursday. If possible, I'd like to drive this vehicle to Canada but am very skeptical of the timeline. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Going to the SF CA DMV without an appointment.

My out-of-state driver's license expires mid-August. I'd like to a get a new one before then, but the "next available appointment" on the DMV website is at the end of August. How likely am I, in San Francisco, California, to be able to get this done without an appointment? What times should I go, to maximize this likelihood? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Jul 26, 2014 - 17 answers

I need a title!

Many moons ago, my ex and I bought a motorcycle, which was kept in my garage. Before we split, and unbeknownst to me, she took many things from my house, including the title to said motorcycle. [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on May 6, 2014 - 13 answers

Moving cross-country, will need car--but when and where?

In a few months I will be moving across the country from Delaware to California for a year to maybe indefinitely. In which state should I buy a car and how should it be paid for? (Snowflake details below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Driving school in Santa Monica or nearby

I'm trying to find a good driving school or instructor here in Santa Monica or close enough to take a bus there. None of my relatives know anyone or any school that they can really vouch for. I want to make sure that I get lessons from somewhere where I won't just throw out my money and then have to take the driving test 8 times before passing the driving test. Anyone know any good driving schools or instructors?
posted by antgly on Feb 22, 2014 - 4 answers

We fought the law, and the law won

Is it possible to get an earlier court date for a traffic issue by showing up on a given day and hoping someone cancels? Calling? Other recourse? In particular, Los Angeles Metropolitan Court? [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Feb 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I avoid having a salvage title (California)?

My Vanagon was hit, and the other person's insurance company wrote it off as a total loss. We settled, and I retained possession of the vehicle. It's fixed and good to go--except maybe the whole salvage title thing. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Mass RMV ID requirements

I'm worried about my ability to prove residency in Massachusetts to convert my out-of-state license. (In particular, the fact that no photocopies are allowed.) [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jan 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Somehow my wife never got her car title. Twist: then she changed states.

My wife bought a car in 2010 in Georgia, and somehow never saw a title. All the paperwork is legit, and it was registered correctly in Georgia, but she has no memory of a title. It seems she never got it. We kind of forgot about the complication until now, when we're trying to sell it. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jan 3, 2014 - 17 answers

What reason for buying a car at less than market value?

YANAL/YANML and you are not a clerk working at my DMV. What reason should I put on a bill of sale for buying a car for less than market value? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on May 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Paid off car, have title. Now what?

I paid off my car in December, and haven't been around. I'm now back home with the car in California, and I have the car title from the bank/company. The title says I have to notify the DMV within 10 days or something like that, but I'm obviously wayyy past that time frame now. What do I do? Google searches equally tell me to (a) transfer to my name and my name only, asap, removing the bank/company as lienholder, and (b) don't bother until I sell the car. Argh!! Which one is it? Help me, so I don't have to wait at the DMV ... and be told that I don't need to be there after all!
posted by Xere on May 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Help with my insurance and SR-22s

I am having trouble getting my insurance company to issue an SR-22 to the Oregon DMV so my license isn't suspended. [more inside]
posted by mokin on May 13, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I get my car title transfered into my name?

What is the process and what taxes must I pay when transferring a car title from my father to me? Interstate snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by domnit on Mar 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I buy a car out of state (CA) without changing my driver's license?

I am a Rhode Island resident. I'm in San Francisco, CA for several months, working. I've decided to buy a car from a friend here, and today I'm going over to give him the money (I've been driving it for a week or two, since he already bought a new car and we trust each other). [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Car title transfer, from several states away, when the title is lost?

Pretty please, help me! I sold my car in California in the middle of a move. We completed a bill of sale to be as official as possible, and I told the buyer that I'd mail her the title once the dust settled from my move. Now that I've unpacked, I can't find the title anywhere. The California DMV website lists some guidelines for replacing a lost title , but I'm still confused. Who's technically the legal owner right now? Would it be easiest for the buyer to fill out this form and check that the title was "not received from prior owner" and get on with it? Or would that incur some sort of penalty for either of us? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit on Feb 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Do I need a cleaner or an organizer for my disaster of an apartment?

Do I need a housekeeper / cleaner or an organizer? I think I'm somewhere in the middle but there's no one in the middle apparently, so which way should I go? (USA, DC area) [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

What fees will I face to register a title transfer a year late

I bought about a year ago car in Chicago, Illinois but haven't yet updated the registration info. What penalties could I be facing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Has anyone had a Washington DC online renewal successfully forwarded by post office?

Lost my Washington DC vehicle paper registration and I have a new address. Has anyone requested a new registration online and was it successfully forwarded? [more inside]
posted by simongsmith on Jul 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Pink Slip in Limbo? Another craigslist deal gone bad...what should I do?

So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help me register my wheels!!

I really need help registering my car in CA. I realize questions like this have been asked before, but I would really appreciate guidance about what to do in my (not very snowflakey) circumstance. [more inside]
posted by afterdark on Jun 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Identity theft attempt?

The woman sitting next to me at the DMV wrote down (most of) my social security number. Now what? [more inside]
posted by guybrush_threepwood on May 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Big E! I think. And then it gets blurry.

Question about the eye exam necessary to get a Pennsylvania drivers license. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Where should I be looking for 3+ bedroom, single-family homes (or townhouses) for rent in the DMV?

Where should I be looking for 3+ bedroom, single-family homes (or townhouses) for rent in the DMV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get a replacement CA Driver's License in CO?

Son lost his CA driver's license in Colorado where he is a student (but not a driver). He has no other photo ID. CA DMV seems to require in person visit to get a replacement license. Can't get on a flight to come to CA without a photo ID. Any smart way of handling this?
posted by Edward L on Apr 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Change of address in New York

Questions about New York DMV records of my change of address. [more inside]
posted by jejune on Mar 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Car Death and Taxes

How do I stop paying vehicle excise tax in RI when I haven't lived there in years and I don't even own the car anymore? [more inside]
posted by d(-_-)b on Feb 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Can DMV suspend/revoke license for J Walking in another state?

My friend has a drivers license from the state of Pennsylvania and is currently living in Los Angeles California. They got a ticket for J Walking and the officer took down their name, License # and home address in Los Angeles. Then my friend recently receive a letter from the CA DMV saying that if they don't pay the fine then they will suspend/revoke the license. Can CA suspend/revoke their Pennsylvania license for J Walking in Los Angeles, CA? Yes/No and how did you resolve it or get out of it? Thanks!
posted by HBomb on Feb 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Getting a Driver's License

Adult (26) getting a driver's license for the first time. How should I do it? [more inside]
posted by Vhanudux on Jan 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Oh Please, more fees?

California Used Car DMV Fees: dealer was supposed to pay dmv fees on my new (used)car but they lowballed the estimated fees on my receipt...now I get a letter from them asking for the difference. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

3 Cars+ 3 States = Total Confusion

Long and complicated question about car registration involving three cars and three states, where one of the cars is used by our son who might not be a resident of any of the three states - I'm really not sure [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Oct 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How to deal with a dead relatives property

My estranged uncle died and we're trying to figure out how to go about getting into his home and collecting/transferring property. The catch: multiple legal name changes and several aliases. [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Oct 19, 2011 - 17 answers

Two Licenses, One Cup

My husband, having lived in 4 states in 4 years, is trying to get a New York State driver's license. Only problem is that apparently two out of state licenses are still active, and the DMV refuses to give him a license. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Sep 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Any beaches with waves within 150 miles of DC?

I'm planning on driving from DC to Colonial Beach in Virginia to go to the beach. I went there once last summer and thought it was a nice beach and it's only about a two hour drive from downtown Washington. Are there any other decent beaches in the area (as in less than three hour drive from DC and beaches where you can swim)? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Sep 14, 2011 - 14 answers

"Expedited" NYS non-driver ID?

How do I "expedite" a New York State non-driver ID? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Aug 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Can we skip the renewal in Utah and register it in Oregon?

My partner and I are moving to Oregon at the end of the month from out of state (utah) and we are very poor. Our car's registration ended last month (July 2011). Since Oregon says we have to register our vehicle within 30 days of moving there, I want to wait till we get to Oregon to do our car's registration. We wont really doing any driving before the end of the month (we both walk to work and the grocery store), I can't see any problems with this, besides possibly getting a ticket on the drive to Oregon. Are we likely to run into problems registering our car in Oregon if our registration from Utah is expired? Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a way for me to get my license back without being insured?

Is there a way for me to get my license back without being insured? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 - 8 answers

I need a new driver's license, and not to throw a public tantrum

How can I navigate this RMV/Social Security office debacle and get a new driver's license? [more inside]
posted by little cow make small moo on Jul 18, 2011 - 4 answers

DMV in NYC

I have to deal with the DMV, which is rapidly draining me of my will to live. I have two simple questions, to which I can't find the answers, unbelievably. 1) In NYC (Manhattan), do I have to schedule a written test for a learner's permit, or do I just walk in? 2) Do I have to show proof of address? I don't have any utility bills or a lease, so that is making me a bit nervous. I have all the other forms of ID though (passport, social security card, long-expired out-of-state license.)
posted by asimplemouse on Jul 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Has anyone taken a drivers license roadtest in New York lately?

Has anyone taken a drivers license roadtest in New York lately? [more inside]
posted by Jokesta on Jun 16, 2011 - 7 answers

10 months late, a whole lotta dollars short?

Apparently I was supposed to get Texas plates on my car within 30 days of moving here and get a Texas driver's license within 90 days of moving here. I didn't, and that was 10 months ago. What's going to happen to me? [more inside]
posted by King Bee on Jun 11, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I register my car in DC?

DC/RI DMV Filter: My car is registered in Rhode Island, and the registration and title are in my dad's name. I have been driving my car for years in RI and even gave my dad some money for it a few years ago. How do I register my car in DC? [more inside]
posted by catquas on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Need new driver's license STAT!

Lost driver's license in Minneapolis and need to rent a car for work. Help! [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Apr 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Sir, these plates have been expired for 10 years...

CA-DMV: New car! The dealer says due to backlogs, it could take up to 4 months for DMV to issue plates. I have a set of out-of-state plates that would look awesome in the meantime. I have a gut feeling this wouldn't fly, but I'm secretly hoping someone will tell me that this would be okay to do. The official DMV registration papers are still taped to the windshield. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Mar 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Does the DMV remember?

Repercussions of unpaid Michigan speeding ticket from 30 years ago? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Feb 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me buy a Toyota Truck and get it on the road in LA

I want to buy a Toyota Hilux and get it licensed to drive in LA, CA. I have two questions: What mechanical problems should I look for when buying this specific truck (2WD, 22R engine, early 90's model)? What should I look out for when trying to license it in California? I'm shopping on Craigslist. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jan 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Why can't I give it away?

How can I get rid of my freaking car? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Dec 9, 2010 - 27 answers

"Some days we don't let the line move at all."

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. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Nov 23, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I sell a dead person's car in California?

My sister died without a will in California, her estate is going through probate, and I am (will be) the executor. How do I sell her car? My lawyer and the DMV are telling me different things. [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Jul 23, 2010 - 7 answers

The DMV sucks, amirite?

Having lost my wallet three times in six months, I need to streamline the process for replacing a Driver License and dealing with the California DMV as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jul 8, 2010 - 18 answers

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