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DMV Wants Me Pay Fees Even Though My Tags Aren't Expired

 
Last Update: 2018-10-15 06:43:56

Question 
Hi there. I bought a vehicle and I have a title transfer question. The tags on the car are still current but about to expire in two months. The DMV wants me to pay registration renewal fees along with the title transfer fee and sales tax. Truthfully I've spent my last dime on purchasing this vehicle. I was hoping there would be a way around paying the registration fees. Is there?

Answer 
Congratulations on your purchase. DMV guidelines require title transfers which are within 75 days of their registration renewal requirement automatically be charged registration renewal fees along with tax and transfer fees. There really is no way around it unless you want to place the vehicle in Non-Operation status, which you probably don't want to do. So in short... you'll need to pay registration fees even though you still have 2 months of valid registration.

 
 



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