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Q: Getting a title for a car bought without one. ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
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Subject: Getting a title for a car bought without one.
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: carinstaller-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Apr 2005 12:13 PDT
Expires: 30 Apr 2005 21:21 PDT
Question ID: 512789
I bought a car without a title.  The seller bought the car from a
couple going through a divorce and never ended up getting the title. 
Now I have the car along with the information on that couple, but no
title.  I am unsure what is the best way to get a new title.  Car was
last titled in PA and I purchased the car in NJ and live in NJ and I
am seeking a clean NJ title.  The seller of the car has no interest in
helping gain a title and I dont know if it is helpful or not to
contact either of the last registered owners as they are now divorced
and one may want to make trouble thinking that they are in some way
hurting there ex.  I don't know how to price this question as I have
never used this service before.

Clarification of Question by carinstaller-ga on 22 Apr 2005 16:13 PDT
I have that info, but thanks!  I was unsure og how to proceed since
that for assumes that you had a title for the vehicle at one point and
that you have registered and insured the vehilce.  I will contact my
insurance company, but I dont know if I can insure a car without a
title.
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Subject: Re: Getting a title for a car bought without one.
From: nosoliciting-ga on 22 Apr 2005 14:38 PDT
 
This site should answer your questions (the excerpt from the site is
shown below): http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/faqs.html#titles

NOTE: If ther eis a lien on the vehicle that you don't know about that
may complicate your situation.  Regardless, this is the best route to
find out what if any liens are on the vehicle and if not, to get a new
title.  You must have the vehicle insured in order to get a duplicate
title.

If there is no lien on the vehicle, you may obtain a duplicate title
at any Motor Vehicle Commission agency or Regional Service Center with
a proof of identity or by mailing the required documents and fees to
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Title Unit, PO Box 017, Trenton,
NJ 08666-0017.

In person or by mail, you must

    * complete an application for a duplicate Certificate of Ownership
(ISM/SS-52) or call 888.486.3339 (toll free in New Jersey) or
609.292.6500 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.
    * present copies of a current registration or insurance ID card.
    * pay a $25 fee payable to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

If a lien has been satisfied and you receive the title from the
lien-holder, you do not need a new title.

If a lien has been satisfied and you want a title without the lien
notation or if you never received the title from the lien-holder, the
owner must

    * complete an application for a duplicate Certificate of Ownership
(ISM/SS-52) or call 888.486.3339 (toll free in New Jersey) or
609.292.6500 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.
    * show copies of a current registration or insurance ID card.
    * pay a $25 fee payable to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.
    * show a letter or letters of release from the former lien-holder
to verify they do not have the title and that the lien has been
satisfied. This must be on the lien-holder's letterhead and include
the year, make and complete and accurate vehicle identification
number.

Mail the application (ISM/SS-52) and copies of the other required
documents and the fee to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Title
Unit, PO Box 017, Trenton, NJ 08666-0017.

If the lien has not been satisfied and the title is lost, the owner must:

    * complete an application for a duplicate Certificate of Ownership
(ISM/SS-52) or cal 888.486.3339 (toll free in New Jersey) or
609.292.6500 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.
    * present a copy of the current registration or insurance ID card.
    * pay a $25 fee payable to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.
    * present a letter from the lien-holder to verify he or she does
not have the original title in his or her possession. The letter must
be on the lien-holder's letterhead and include the year, make, and
complete and accurate vehicle identification number.

Mail the application (ISM/SS-52) and copies of the other required
documents and the fee to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Title
Unit, PO Box 017, Trenton, NJ 08666-0017.

A duplicate Certificate of Ownership will be mailed to the lien-holder.

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