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Old 01-08-2009, 09:12 AM
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Does anyone know if I have to register a vehicle I never use because it is sitting in storage waiting for repairs. I got a really old RV from my parents (I paid some for it) in another state that needs a lot of work. If I register it, they will give me 30 days to go to inspection. I can't get it done by then. I have a title signed over to me, but time has been passing that I never get to fix the thing. Frankly I just want to get rid of the thing now, because I am paying money every month for storage and I am not using it. But to even donate it to charity I will have to register the thing, won't I?
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:17 AM
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As far as I know you don't have to register a vehicle that you have no intention of driving and never sees the road.

You may have to pay taxes on it though. Orange County sends out annual property tax forms that specifically ask you to list any unregistered vehicles, RV's, boats, etc for tax purposes.

Not sure if all counties do this.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:41 AM
Location: Holly Springs
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I have restored a few vehicles and did not register them while they were incapacitated. I don't know if that was right or not, but I saw no reason to carry insurance and pay for plates when it was not going to be driven for a year or two. Never had a problem registering them when they were finished. I did pay the taxes on them though every year.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Unused vehicles stored on private property don't have to be registered, but they will continue to be considered as personal property. Unregistered (untagged) motor vehicles must still be listed annually in January and will be billed with other personal property.
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