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Old 06-26-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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The seller should keep the license plate as proof that he sold the car (in addition to the sale receipt). When the seller returns the plate to the DMV, the seller is off the hook for the registration. Seller would have no control over when the buyer registers the car.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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If you buy the car and just drive back with the sale papers - you shouldn't have any issues. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. Just don't drive 85 on 94 coming back.
OK, got it. Thx
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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The seller should keep the license plate as proof that he sold the car (in addition to the sale receipt). When the seller returns the plate to the DMV, the seller is off the hook for the registration. Seller would have no control over when the buyer registers the car.
But without the plate, can I drive it to Michigan?
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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You will need a Bill Of Sale from the Seller in Chicago, and you should carry a copy of your present auto insurance policy or a current Proof Of Insurance card from another vehicle you own too.

Michigan accepts the Bill Of Sale as a temporary registration, and the insurance document is self explanatory. Auto Insurance companies will cover a newly acquired vehicle under the terms of your present policy for a short period of time. These temporary grace periods are limited to 72 hours if I remember correctly.

You should check with the Illinois and Indiana DMVs too as you will be driving this car through their jurisdictions. Or are you using a tow dolly?
So lucky for you brother. Thank you. I am just worried about without the plate, every cop will stop me and check the documents. That must be a big trouble!
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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If you buy the car and just drive back with the sale papers - you shouldn't have any issues. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. Just don't drive 85 on 94 coming back.
Maybe. I am just worried about without plate on the back, the police will stop me every time to check the documents. I will be driven crazy by that.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Make sure your seller will let you take the car without registering the title change. I'd never give possession while the car was still registered to me. (I'm a little overly cautious, but not uniquely so).
Thank you for your reminder. I am considering whether I can register it in IL and transfer it to MI.
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