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should I own this car pre or post- interstate move?

I am 24 and about to be a car owner. Next month I am moving from Utah to Indiana alone with the car, which is currently owned by mother. We don't know whether I should be given the title, have the car registered in my name and get an independent insurance policy in Utah before I go, or leave everything in my mother's name until I get to Indiana. [more inside]
posted by wrabbit on Jun 17, 2014 - 9 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

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

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

Titles, taxes, and insurance, oh my

Buying a car from my mom in NJ for a token (i.e. far less than blue book) amount. What's the best (cheapest) way to get it legally registered/insured in Chicago, IL. Any pitfalls I should look out for?
posted by Oktober on Nov 27, 2011 - 6 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

Title, registration, proof of insurance and license, please

This Saturday I'm picking up a used car in Milwaukee and bringing it down to Chicago. I haven't had a car in 2 years, I lost my driver's license and I only have on-street parking. I'll buy insurance on Saturday once I know the VIN. I'll register the car and get a new license Monday morning. What can I do to make sure I'm not screwed on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by ictow on Jan 27, 2011 - 22 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

I didn't want to wait in that line anyway.

If I fill out all the paperwork, can I have someone else go to the DMV and hand them in to my registration and plates? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Jan 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How to drive home a car bought in another state?

So I bought a car from out of state...please help me with the logistics! [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Out of state used car headache

I'm looking into buying a used car, and found a pretty good looking one from a colleague in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn. How the heck does this work? Parking and title questions follow... [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Help us transfer our plates!

Florida DMVFilter: what's the easiest (and cheapest) way to register Mr. WanKenobi's car in the state of Florida? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 2, 2009 - 13 answers

car registation nightmare

Help me get my car registered in the state of California. [more inside]
posted by MillMan on Oct 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Two days of platelessness?

Bringing a car from British Columbia to California- complicated title transfer situation. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

selling vehicle without title

I've got a vehicle whose title is in the process of being transferred to me. I've got to do the reregistration by mail from Oregon to California. I've had an offer on the vehicle. The potential purchasers say a bill of sale and them putting the vehicle on their insurance is sufficient to let them drive legally. They also mentioned a temporary registration, which I've never heard of. Is this a bad idea, or a practical one to get the car sold now. [more inside]
posted by diode on Feb 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Man-with-a-van -type trasport rules and liability?

I'm thinking about offering a small man-with-a-van -type moving service for a few moves in the short-term. I have a couple of feasibility/legalish questions about transport rules and liability. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Now serving number 948392038409301....

Has any one used a title agent in Maryland instead of getting a title and registration at the Motor Vehicle Administration? [more inside]
posted by divka on Feb 7, 2007 - 5 answers

The car wants to be mine, but...

How do I register my vehicle in a new state without a title or a bill of sale? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jan 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Fishy van?

Last spring I purchased a van through craigslist to use in a set for an independent movie. Now I want to sell it again. However, I suspect that the circumstances of the original sale make this impossible or illegal. [more inside]
posted by davidriley on Nov 1, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I transfer title on a vehicle in Chicago I haven't registered?

So I bought a truck from my brother-in-law and brought it over to Chicago from San Francisco last August. I have a transfer of title from him but I have never registered the vehicle (oops). Now I'm leaving the country and selling the truck to a friend. What's the easiest way to transfer title to him? [more inside]
posted by onalark on Apr 22, 2005 - 7 answers

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