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Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

Rosenjack
March 24, 2012 01:59PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 38

Having read the various threads on this forum I am no further forward in knowing what the process is for the following situation and I appreciate everyone's help in advance.

1. Vehicle is on STX
2. Seller is in the States
3. I wish to purchase the vehicle ( I am on STX)
4. Documents (title and reg and copy of license) are with seller's friend on STX

What needs to be done in order for me to take legal possesion, transfer registration and title?

Thanks!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 02:45PM by Rosenjack.

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

pamela
March 24, 2012 04:11PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 924

The easiest way is to have all the documents notarized with seller's signature or his friend if there is a power of attorney. Then call an expediter. Always easier for me than doing the actual DMV work myself.

Pamela

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

OldTart
March 24, 2012 04:16PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 3,208

I was in a similar situation several years ago when a friend left island and left a car with me to sell for him.

The "agent" seller on STX needs to get a notarized statement from the registered owner of the vehicle attesting to the fact that he's authorized to sell the vehicle on behalf of the owner. After that, you just go through the usual procedure with both buyer and seller (in this case agent) going to the DVM together to take care of all the transfer paperwork. Hope that helps!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 04:18PM by OldTart.

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

OldTart
March 24, 2012 04:20PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 3,208

Quote
pamela
The easiest way is to have all the documents notarized with seller's signature or his friend if there is a power of attorney. Then call an expediter. Always easier for me than doing the actual DMV work myself.

Pamela

I agree with the expediter suggestion. It costs but is worth it and is perfectly legal! Otherwise, what I suggested works.

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

Rosenjack
March 24, 2012 06:25PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 38

Thanks OT!!!

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

Rosenjack
March 24, 2012 06:26PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 38

Thanks a lot, Pamela!

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

Stxer1
March 25, 2012 08:22AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 208

How does one fnd an expediter? Thanks!

Re: Vehicle Transfer of Ownership

pamela
March 25, 2012 11:08AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 924

I don't know on St. Croix but try asking at one of the notaries' office or a local secretarial/mail service.

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