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Old 03-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Obtaining a title

Does anyone have experience with buying an ATV that did not have a title, and successfully obtaining a title? I checked with law enforcement in three states to verify the atv had not been stolen. There has to be some way to obtain a new title.
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Go to your states dmv website and it should have a section on getting a title for it.

ADDED: Looks like they can do a search using the VIN to determine where it's previously been titled, if anywhere, and then you can go from there.

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Go to your states dmv website and it should have a section on getting a title for it.

ADDED: Looks like they can do a search using the VIN to determine where it's previously been titled, if anywhere, and then you can go from there.
^^^^agreed. The DMV can do a title search. Then if it has been lost you can apply for a new one. Here in Ky. it cost me 50 bucks to do it.
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Go to your states dmv website and it should have a section on getting a title for it.

ADDED: Looks like they can do a search using the VIN to determine where it's previously been titled, if anywhere, and then you can go from there.
^^^^agreed. The DMV can do a title search. Then if it has been lost you can apply for a new one. Here in Ky. it cost me 50 bucks to do it.
Don't the person that lost the title have to apply for the title?
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^^^^agreed. The DMV can do a title search. Then if it has been lost you can apply for a new one. Here in Ky. it cost me 50 bucks to do it.
Don't the person that lost the title have to apply for the title?
Not in Ky. I've gotten one for a quad and a car.
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I would speculate that if one has a bill of sale for the machine, then using the information acquired by the VIN search to locate the person on the original title, that person could then be contacted.

Looking at the information for an abandoned vehicle on the VA dmv site, it says they will contact the owner of an abandoned vehicle and they have 15 days to respond. If they don't then you can re-title it. Perhaps it's something similar to that.
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^^^^agreed. The DMV can do a title search. Then if it has been lost you can apply for a new one. Here in Ky. it cost me 50 bucks to do it.
Don't the person that lost the title have to apply for the title?
Not in Ky. I've gotten one for a quad and a car.
One of my buddies, bought a vehicle from a guy that had lost the title. He tried to apply for a lost title and they wouldn't let him. He had to get the other guy to apply for the title and then when he got it, they had to go change it over into my buddy's name and then he had to wait for the title to come back in his name. This was in Kentucky, too.
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Don't the person that lost the title have to apply for the title?
Not in Ky. I've gotten one for a quad and a car.
One of my buddies, bought a vehicle from a guy that had lost the title. He tried to apply for a lost title and they wouldn't let him. He had to get the other guy to apply for the title and then when he got it, they had to go change it over into my buddy's name and then he had to wait for the title to come back in his name. This was in Kentucky, too.
Here you have to have a notorized bill of sale to file for a lost title or a junked rebuild title.
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Not in Ky. I've gotten one for a quad and a car.
One of my buddies, bought a vehicle from a guy that had lost the title. He tried to apply for a lost title and they wouldn't let him. He had to get the other guy to apply for the title and then when he got it, they had to go change it over into my buddy's name and then he had to wait for the title to come back in his name. This was in Kentucky, too.
Here you have to have a notorized bill of sale to file for a lost title or a junked rebuild title.
Maybe he didn't have a notorized bill of sale, then. He knew the guy good. That must of been why they wouldn't let him apply for a lost title.
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One of my buddies, bought a vehicle from a guy that had lost the title. He tried to apply for a lost title and they wouldn't let him. He had to get the other guy to apply for the title and then when he got it, they had to go change it over into my buddy's name and then he had to wait for the title to come back in his name. This was in Kentucky, too.
Here you have to have a notorized bill of sale to file for a lost title or a junked rebuild title.
Maybe he didn't have a notorized bill of sale, then. He knew the guy good. That must of been why they wouldn't let him apply for a lost title.
That was probaly it. I drove to lexington to the office because I didn't want to wait the three weeks it takes.
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