Procedure when purchasing used car from private party  

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hobsonstcroix
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July 16, 2017 1:49 pm  

Plenty of info on bringing cars down, but how does it work when you're purchasing from a private party?

I've gone to bmv.vi.gov/ but the page won't open and can't find anything about this.


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Alana33
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July 16, 2017 4:21 pm  

Call BMV.

Been awhile since I've bought a car in VI so don't remember all the steps. Best to check with BMV, directly, but you and seller should go to BMV and have them run a lien check on vehicle and you have to go to a notary public to transfer registration from one name to the other before you can register in your name.


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lescooper
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July 16, 2017 9:13 pm  

Car Title will show if a there is a lien or not.


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Jumbie
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July 17, 2017 12:56 am  

The seller & buyer must go to a notary public. In presence of notary public the seller has the title transferred over to the buyer. Assuming it it is a free & clear title (no liens) the buyer takes possesion upon payment to seller im presemce of the notary public. The buyer is then responsible to go to the BMV to obtain a new title & new plates.

Keith Crilow


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caribbean345
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July 17, 2017 1:20 am  

Buyer cannot obtain new title and plates until he gets insurance


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Alana33
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July 17, 2017 1:57 am  

I'd still make sure that there were no tickets, liens before going to any notary, buying car, getting insurance, etc.


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hobsonstcroix
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July 17, 2017 6:40 pm  

If they have a lien on the car wouldn't the lien holder keep the title?

Is there any other way to check for tickets? Or does that have to be done at the BMV?


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Alana33
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July 17, 2017 10:34 pm  

You can probably check liens at the Lt. Governor's Office.


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stxisbest
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July 17, 2017 11:14 pm  

Buyer cannot obtain new title and plates until he gets insurance

you also have to have a copy of the sellers license---


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