Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City SD, Black Hills of South Dakota
The exact rules depend on the U.S. State where the title was issued as well as the State where the new buyer will register the car. Usually it is a very simple process, but again, it depends on the rules of the Dept of Motor Vehicles that the new owner will register the car in.
I bought my Alfa in Ohio, but registered it in South Dakota. All the DMV required in South Dakota was the title signed over by the seller and a bill of sale with the price specified (for tax purposes). However, in Ohio, both myself and the seller had to go to the Ohio DMV for him to sign the title over to me. Ohio...complicated. South Dakota .... not complicated. I think the father you go east or west in the US, the more onerous and intrusive government becomes.
Last edited by Roadtrip; 01-13-2018 at 08:49 AM.