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Old 01-19-2016, 07:44 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Lisablue85 View Post
Plates always stay with the owner, not the vehicle, in any state, after a sale.
In Washington state "individualized" plates stay with the owner (handicapped, military/purple heart, personalized, collector, etc), regular plates go with the vehicle.

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Old 01-20-2016, 12:01 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Lisablue85 View Post
Only if the vehicle stays in Oregon though, right? What happens if a buyer from Jersey (&#128521 buys the vehicle? The plates wouldn't be needed. Do you guys turn the plates in to the DMV?
I am wondering though, what happens when a person buys a car from a seller, both from Oregon, & the new owner never registers the car? Technically the car, if involved in a hit & run or a crime, would be linked to the former owner. Could be a huge problem, right? Not being a wise ass, just trying to figure out how "you" protect yourself, not everyone is honest or does the right thing.
When I sell one of my cars I make a bill of sale with the time / date / selling price and make a copy of the buyers drivers license. We both sign it. He gets a copy. Also on the title the same information is filled out. You then give the information to the DMV promptly.

I sold a car to a guy on a Monday afternoon. That evening he ran out of gas at an intersection and he abandonded it. The car was towed to an impound lot and after a month the lot contacted me and said I owed them storage fees. I directed them to the DMV as I had submitted my paperwork the day I sold it. They never contacted me again.

So when you sell a car or buy one it's important you make sure the paerwork is correct and submitted to the proper authorities. It protects the buyer and the seller.

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All this discussion about whether to keep plates or not. since Idaho keeps the plate, just take the VIN, and probably proof of insurance, to CA DMV and get a temp permit that you take with you and put on the MH once you start the drive back to CA.
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Originally Posted by Lisablue85 View Post
Plates always stay with the owner, not the vehicle, in any state, after a sale.
Not true in California.

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