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Old 12-07-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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My neighbors daughter is from washington state. she moved here 3 years ago and STILL HAS A WASHINGTON STATE TAG ON HER CAR. Is she doing anything wrong? Maybe she doesnt know if she needs to register the car here,,,She isnt visiting ..She lives here now.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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I believe you have 60 days from moving here to register your car. As I recall, you also have to have a NC driver's license to do so.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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You're "supposed" register with like 30 or 60 days I believe, but I waited a whole year, until my NJ registration expired.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:33 AM
 
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I have friend that has home in Montana and spends summer there. There are no taxes there so he always has his tags on cars from Montana.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Do you know for a fact that she owns the car? My car is still registered in my mothers name because we got it while I was still in college. I live in NC and my mother lives in PA so it's still registered in PA despite the fact that I've lived here for over 3 years now.

I have a NC license cause I live here. But since I'm just driving a family vehicle and the owner lives in PA, it stays registered there.

I still get it inspected each year in PA. I'd be curious if the Montana inspection is still up to date.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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I still get it inspected each year in PA. I'd be curious if the Montana inspection is still up to date.
Not all states require any inspection at all, and MT might be one of them.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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My neighbors daughter is from washington state. she moved here 3 years ago and STILL HAS A WASHINGTON STATE TAG ON HER CAR. Is she doing anything wrong? Maybe she doesnt know if she needs to register the car here,,,She isnt visiting ..She lives here now.

Is it possible that she is avoiding registering her car here to avoid the personal property tax? Looks like the state of residence (domicle) is North Carolina, correct?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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I see expired out of state tags quite often - 2 days ago I saw a NJ plate that expired in 2009 driving on the road. If the troopers started looking at out of state plates to see if they are expired that would probably bring in a lot of revenue.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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When we moved to Charlotte metro from Denver, CO, we had to obtain a NCDL before we could register either of our vehicles.
If a person/family has a homes in two different states, they only need vehicle registration for one state. Same goes for a DL, only need one if they have two homes.
There are a lot of folks that move from one state to another and don't change their registration or DL until they get stopped for something. There is a time limit for registering a vehicle in a new state and obtaining a new DL, but a number of people just don't do it until they have to and sometimes that happens after a traffic stop by law enforcement for something. I'm sure that an Officer hears all kinds of reasons for having expired tags, out-of-state plates/tags and DL from another state.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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If she is a full-time student she might still be considered a resident of Washington State.
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