You should be talking to your local DMV about this as the rules differ from state to state and I am not from your state. BET ON IT. While I cannot answer 100% correctly most of it is close enough to be true for you too.
$800 in fees? What does that MEAN? A bill of sale is worth nothing...as he can create one...
Best answer: You should be talking to your local DMV about this as the rules differ from state to state and I am not from your state. BET ON IT. While I cannot answer 100% correctly most of it is close enough to be true for you too.
$800 in fees? What does that MEAN? A bill of sale is worth nothing...as he can create one out on clean toilet paper. if that is the only paper he has.. Some did it on cigarette cartons or a piece of wood. that they could write on. Or a BEER CARTON.
A bill of sale is just a piece of paper between the seller and you, the seller saying you paid for the car in full. You hang onto that for a month and he can't come back when he sobers up and say you STOLE HIS CAR. He signed the bill of sale and that is your proof for the courts.
"TRANSFER papers" is a government form that transfers the car (year,make,model and VIN code) from him to you PLUS the DATE & the government or DMV branch knows who owns the car should it be used in a CRIME. You are the registered owner and they know where you live. They tell the cops and WHAM,SLAM you are in prison.
This is the legal paper government wants to have a carbon copy of. So you got a copy and the registration office works from. ...to license and insure vehicle over to you driving it. If it cannot be driven: then forget the insurance for now as the car is undriveable.
. But you still have to register it in your name. It is now your set of wheels.
(it is yours PROVIDED THERE WAS NO LIEN ON THE VEHICLE) from somebody else like a repair shop or BANK or Divorce. In otherwords you should have done a lien search on the vehicle to be sure it is free of such encumbrances because YOU don't own it because the seller did not own it to begin with as it was claimed by someone else. The seller knew that, and sold it anyways and you cannot find him or your money anymore. You gave your money away for something you can NEVER OWN.
. That kind of stuff happens too. You spent $800. and got nothing to show for it.
Some places(some countries) want to know how much you paid for the vehicle because there is a sales tax on that money, that you have to pay to the government. They get it from you right at registration. This is how government gets their cut of the transaction(the exchange of money for product)
DMV could have told you this stuff when you have a FACE TO FACE with them. They will give you paperwork which is why Cell Phone is of No use here as your hands are not connected to it.
Where I live, Transfer papers can be got at the Insurance Offices too. It is free paperwork. as you only need 1 per car.
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