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Old 04-25-2010, 02:48 PM
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I'm looking at a used car that has not been registered/insured in the past year.
The guy I'm buying from bought the car a year ago and never bothered to register it.

What will I need to register this car in NJ other than the title?
Will I have to pay any fines because the car wasn't registered/insured for a year?
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It varies significantly state to state. In most states you need a completed bill of sale, proof of insurance, and title. Some require you to also have it inspected prior to registration. I've bought vehicles in similar circumstances, usually it's just a 10$ fine for late registration.
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It's best to go to your local DMV and ask; more accurate than asking on here.
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I am not a lawyer, but I play one on the internets. Yes contact your local DMV and get the list of hoops you will need to jump through to register the car in your name.
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