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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2018, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone in CT? Can you title a car w/o registering+insuring?

I used to live in NY where I titled my Alfa many years ago and have never re-titled it in CT. I now need to do this. Does CT allow title only transactions or do you need to register and therefore insure a vehicle?

Thanks to any locals who have done this...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 06:23 AM
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Sorry to answer a question with a question, but could it help your situation at all if the car is older than 20 years and exempt from the requirement to have a title? From my reading on the DMV site, this appears to be the case.

Some other observations...

If itís registered in CT, it appears mandatory to keep insurance. The top of CT registration form has a nice love note from the state about that. If insurance is cancelled on a registered vehicle, the insurance company notifies the state and will contact you. $200 fine or something.

It appears that the vehicle can go unregistered as long as you file the appropriate paperwork for property taxes.

I can post some links later if you need them.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 07:17 AM
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I don't know about Connecticut, but California does allow you to title a car and then immediately put the registration on inactive status. You do not need to insure cars here when the registration is inactive.

When you want to do something out-of-the-ordinary like this, it helps to find a DMV clerk with a few grey hairs.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 08:22 AM
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In South Carolina you have to study the DMV website before you go to DMV so that you can argue when they give you the wrong answer.
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