Originally Posted by Dynamofan
So, I recently moved to Ohio about 2 months ago. With all of the hassle of moving and adjusting, I did not get around to registering my truck in Ohio (and completing the "Out-of-state" car title transfer).
Well, the truck was towed, and the towing company said that I need Ohio-registered plates in order to get my truck back. My question is, can I even complete the "Out-of-state" title transfer without having my truck present?
Shouldn't I be able to get my truck back with my out-of-state title?
The whole situation seems very circular ... Does anybody have an idea as to what I can do?
Thank you in advance.
I'm guessing you already have taken care of your problem, but if not I'd suggest doing a google search on the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles. (I can't recall which one)
You shouldn't need your car present to change the title/registration, as long as you have the out of state title and registration.
I'm curious if your tags on your out of state plates expired, or if someone turned you in for not changing your plates soon enough. It's kind of harsh I believe for the authorities to take your car like that. I've moved a few times and know how expensive it is to move, and the time it takes to get settled in your new city/town. Things like getting plates, etc., take a back seat. I've never liked having to change it quickly when I paid for tags in another state that were still good for several months.