Quick Answer: Can I Register A Car Without A Title??

Registering a car without a title will vary slightly from state to state.

If you purchased a vehicle and the owner lost the original title or a salvaged vehicle you can complete the registration.

Check with your state for the specific requirements to register a car with no title.

How can I get the title to my car?

If you need a replacement title through the CA DMV here’s what you’ve got to do:

  • Fill out an Application for Duplicate Title form (Form REG 227)
  • Pay the duplicate title fee of $20 (can vary depending on the motor vehicle)
  • Mail in the application form or bring it to a CA DMV office.

Is selling a car without a title Illegal?

Selling Without a Title

Selling a legally untitled car is illegal in many states. First, a buyer is likely to suspect that the car is stolen even if no theft has been reported. Second, an untitled car cannot be registered, insured or legally driven on public roads.

What is a bad car title?

A bad title is a title that does not grant ownership to its holder due to unsatisfied legal or financial problems. Almost always associated with real estate, a bad title can prevent the titleholder from selling the asset.

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