I have heard that there are people you can pay to help you change your registration, title, etc on your car when you are selling it. Like they go to the BMV and get everything done for you. Does anyone have a name and contact info for soemone who does that? Also, how much do they charge? Thanks.
I've used two different people for two different vehicles shipped to STX this year. They handle all the paperwork and could help you with the BMV/ Finance red tape. The first person I used was Jason Rames and in my opinion, he left the job half done (340) 473-8586. The other person is Lee Fleming from Managed Freight 340-719-8300 who I would highly recommend. Fees ranged from $85 to $200 as I recall. But that was also handling billing of lading, vehicle tax etc. So I image that in your situation it would be less.
If you are selling it you really want to do that yourself to make sure your name gets taken off the title. Otherwise you could be liable in a lawsuit.
Thanks for all the info guys. I always forget to mention which island I'm on. If anyone knows anyone on STT who does this, please let me know! Thanks.
If I remember correctly the Daily News had article that stated that the seller now has to be present when transferring ownership of auto!
1 you need to go to Lt governors office to get lien clearance.
2 buyer has to obtain ins
3 you have to go to dmv and have ticket search done and purchase title
4 sign and have title notarized!
5 take buyer to dmv with you
We recently traded in one vehicle for another at a dealership and did not have to be present at the title transfer. Maybe it's different for private sales. But I would certainly want to be sure the car was OUT of my name.
Got everything done today in less than two hours! I couldn't believe it! The steps actually went like this:
Getting the title and registration notarized
buyer gets insurance
changing title and registration at the dmv (the lien clearance was done there too)
Not too bad!
However, as most of us know, there are few people that have special privileges at the BMV and can get some things accomplished for a fee. We all may have our sources for those people, but many of them don't want the word to get around, as it is less than ethical...as well as illegal. I was very lucky that I went in to do my most recent car purchase on my own and there was a fella hangin around in there, passing our business cards and I employed him to finish my paperwork for me....went super smooth and didn't even need to inspect the car...I can't remember his name, but he hangs around the BMV...if no one can give you his name, just hang out for a couple of hours 'observing' and I'm sure you will be able to identify him. The man I've been using for a few years happened to be off island a couple days ago when I needed to get my cycles re-registered, and he recommended someone else...she did the job just fine and I didn't need to take either bike to Inspection Lane....she took my paperwork and came back with the new paperwork and the stickers, so I'm happy. Each bike was $31 for registration, and the charge was $60 per registration to have her perform her services, so I gave her Two Hundred Bucks and I have my new registrations and stickers....I'm happy...much easier than taking the time off to get TWO bikes to Inspection Lane....