I live in California, and I want to purchase this car and register the vehicle in my name in California. Can I register this vehicle in my name in California with out of state plates and no paperwork ? How do I register this vehicle in my name in California with out of state plates and no paperwork ? The vehicle is owned by a private party who just moved out here from Montana.The vehicle that I am interested in has Montana plates on it and I would like to register the car in California. The guy who is selling the vehicle let me take the vehicle to a mechanic to check it out, and while the mechanic was looking at the car I checked to see if the vehicle had been reported as stolen-it had not been reported as stolen. What do I have to do to register this car in California? Thank you
Real Estate Attorney
Visit your local department of motor vehicle and get the appropriate forms etc. also some will require a brake and lamp inspection certificate as well a smog certificate to transfer if car is a California emission compliance car based on the VIN.
Good luck. Do not pay $$ unless you get clearance from DMV.
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