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Temporary registration help

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by spiritofjosh, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. spiritofjosh

    spiritofjosh know your role!

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    I searched and couldn't find a lot of answers for this but anybody know about getting temporary registration/buying an out of state car?

    This weekend I may be driving to NY from NJ to buy a car, only thing is I pretty much have to drive it back and the seller doesn't have it registered because he bought a new car. I'm also wondering if the DMV's are even open in NY on saturdays...

    I'm going with two other friends who are driving me there and all three of us work mon-fri so the weekend is the only time I can go.

    What's the process to legally drive a car bought out of state and legally driving it back into NJ?
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Look up the DMV rules for both states. Most will have a temporary movement permit that you can get just for something like this.
     
  3. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Got a buddy with a pick up? Rent a tow dolly.

    Not legal at all but when I sold my Civic to a member in MA he brought the plate from his old civic and slapped it on to drive home.
     
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    The legal way is to INSURE the car in the STATE of TEMP REG (ie, the sellers state), as that local DMV is the one that is going to want to see it's own states ins policy. And who knows how far away the seller is from a DMV.

    Towing it on a dolly (any wheels on the ground) is only legal when the vehicle is registered/insured, so you might as well just drive it as the fine/offense is the same.


    It's unfortunate that they make it so damn hard to do it legally.

    Usually just driving slow and having a buddy follow you, and throw your current plate on it and hope for the best is your best bet.

    Your ARE covered by your insurance for 48 hours after buying a new car without actually even insuring it-- at least my company is (i bought my car on a sat when the ins office was closed, and the legit dealer said it's no big deal, and to just call monday because of this rule). your state/co may vary.
     
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    NY does not offer temp registrations, maybe you can get one from NJ
    i always put insurance on a car before i go to look at it, if the deal doesn't work you call the insurance and tell them it fell through and there should be no charge
    its always nice to be covered in case you end up getting in an accident or hurting someone else
    but that all depends on if you have anything to lose

    driving with no plate would be better than driving with a swapped plate, IF YOU GET CAUGHT.
    if you're swapping the plate get the insurance, one less charge against you and in case you hurt someone you won't have a judgement against you for the rest of your life

    and no, none of the dmv's in my area are open saturdays
     
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    that is true-- no plate is less offense than misuse of plates.

    but without a plate on, you are more liekly to be picked out of a speed trap for no thaving a plate.
     
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    call the NJ DMV and ask them if they have a temp transport plate for just this type of reason
     
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    useful information, and i wasn't wrong about the temp registration, but they have something else that will help you
    notice the requirement for insurance
    to see full details, info starts about 3/4 of the way down the page
    pay attention to all the requirments cause NYS dmv does not fuck around
    you either have it all, or you walk away with nothing but hassles and a headache
    NYS DMV - Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title
     
  9. spiritofjosh

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    Thanks for the responses. I did a lot of research and found the in transit permit but I don't think I can get one without the title and I wouldnt be getting it until the day dmv's are closed.

    What I have found in a few places/forums is a lot of people (briefly mentioned here) will drive to get the car, have temporary insurance and have the seller write, sign and date a bill of sale. The buyer also signs and dates bill of sale and while driving home if you should get pulled over and show the cop that you literally just bought the car bc of the bill or sale and even insured it. I read and also believe most cops will let this go as seeing it would be difficult to have it registered the same day you bought it, especially out of state.

    This is what I plan on doing this saturday so I hope I can make the 4 hour drive and have the car home.
     
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    Good luck. Some cops might let you go, but watch out for the ones that won't.
     
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    Ive always just driven the car.. tho ive always bought in-state.. its 3hrs away sometimes
     
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    unfortunately its not the officer's job to give a flying fuck when you bought the car
    people are expected to follow the normal rules, if you can't transport it when you buy it you go and get it registered and get legit plates and come back for it
    i wish you the best of luck but don't expect any cop in NY to just let you keep driving an unregistered car, if you go and have an accident somewhere down the road that shit will come back to them, your car is going to the impound on a roll back.
     
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    With insurance, that liability is greatly reduced.

    Just drive slow, 2 mph over limit tops and have a car behind you the whole time and you shouldn't have issues. 99% chance you'll make it home with out getting nabbed.... assuming you're not buying a riced out POS that attracts cops.
     
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    I've bought cars and motorcycles and gotten them home with no plate with no issues. The longest trip was from Martinsburg, WV to Baltimore. I've moved probably 5 vehicles this way, two motorcycles and three or so cars.

    I was pulled over as I crossed the border into MD (in a civic of all things...) and the trooper was slightly relieved and confused about why I'd insure it if I wasn't running a plate at all. I showed him that I had a bill of sale and he sent me on my way. He did give me a number to call the next time to get a temp trip permit for MD.


    Moral: Always have insurance and a bill of sale. Trip permit is best.

    EDIT:
    Wait. I just saw where you live. There's no way in hell I'd give the NJSP GESTAPO pull me over for ANYTHING in a car I hadn't personally disassembled to check for anything suspicious. Get a trip permit, hopefully get some temp tags too. Don't think for a second you'll be able to drive without tags in Ocean County.
     
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