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Author Topic: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA  (Read 35641 times)

Offline LearnAsIGo!

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #30 on: Feb 17, 2012, 16:50:59 »
I was told that I need a complete bike in running condition for inspection.Unfortunately I have had to rob parts from the bike to get mine back on the road.When I get it done,I have to take it to my county tax assessor's office,have it assessed by them,pay the taxes,take the tax receipt to the DMV,and fight with them over the fact that Maine doesn't title any motor vehicle over 15 years old.I will have the bike on the road, but it's looking like mid summer before I will have it ready to take in for the paper work.The DMV is just giving me a hard time as usual.

Thanks for the quick reply, so I live in SC and recently bought a '74 CB550 with no title from Colorado, but I did get a notorized bill of sale.  If I go the Maine route, will I run into the same problems, or should it go fine??  Do you have any sugestions, before I attempt to title, like running a vin, is there a website where I can do that?   Also, I do have another '74 cb550 with a clear SC title, do you know if I could do some kind of engine swap to get them both titled?  Thanks for any help! 

Offline ben2go

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #31 on: Feb 18, 2012, 16:31:21 »
Thanks for the quick reply, so I live in SC and recently bought a '74 CB550 with no title from Colorado, but I did get a notorized bill of sale.  If I go the Maine route, will I run into the same problems, or should it go fine??  Do you have any sugestions, before I attempt to title, like running a vin, is there a website where I can do that?   Also, I do have another '74 cb550 with a clear SC title, do you know if I could do some kind of engine swap to get them both titled?  Thanks for any help!

I can honestly say that I have no idea how things will work out for you.My problems is my local DMV in Spartanburg.I don't know why they give me such a hard time titling out of state motorcycles.I don't think it would be as big a deal else where in the state.SC won't title with a bill sale only,even if it's notarized.SC titles frames only and it has to have the VIN stamped in the head tube.They never rely on engine VINs as the engine can be changed fairly easy to a stolen frame.

Free VIN check here. https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck

Offline sh123469

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #32 on: Sep 12, 2014, 18:07:52 »
What ever happened?  I see there has been nothing posted in a couple years.

I, too, am in Spartanburg and have never had any problem registering a bike from out of state.  Just take in signed title and bill of sale, insurance proof, and tax receipt, come out with tag.

I have never been in the situation of not having a title, though.  I would like to hear how things went and how bad it was.  There are lots of bikes for sale that for one reason or another don't have titles, usually at pretty good prices.

Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #33 on: Sep 12, 2014, 18:45:12 »
SC recently adopted a "barn find law" which now allows for titling without a previous title.  So titling should be even easier and we can take advantage of those poor suckers to the north.  :)

The process is a bit convoluted and very poorly explained on the DMV website somewhere.

You still have to get it checked to make sure it isn't stolen first.

Offline mwm1977

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #34 on: Sep 12, 2014, 21:06:22 »
About time! This changes everything...thanks for sharing!

Offline ben2go

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #35 on: Sep 13, 2014, 00:44:04 »
SC recently adopted a "barn find law" which now allows for titling without a previous title.  So titling should be even easier and we can take advantage of those poor suckers to the north.  :)

The process is a bit convoluted and very poorly explained on the DMV website somewhere.

You still have to get it checked to make sure it isn't stolen first.

Well those poor suckers to the north are helping a lot of us southerners get bikes on the road with no questions asked. Helped a friend use this to get his vehicle on the road.2 weeks and I think $77 later he was riding clean. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441

Offline Ellwood

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #36 on: Sep 14, 2014, 18:17:14 »
Here's what I did... Just need to fire her up now and get the reinspection.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52864.0
Adult onset Attention Deficit Disorder is my cross to bare....

Offline ben2go

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #37 on: Sep 14, 2014, 23:10:24 »
Here's what I did... Just need to fire her up now and get the reinspection.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52864.0

How did you come up with that?I searched and freaking lived at the DMV for a while. I still have two bikes I can't title or reg.I'll have to try that if the Vermont deal falls through.

Offline Ellwood

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #38 on: Sep 14, 2014, 23:17:55 »
Basically go to DMV and ask for Vin verification and if it runs let them know. They will be clueless so fake them out if you can... To avoid a reinspection. Fill out form and send in with pictures... Get conditional title. Only guaranteed in SC but that's better than nothing. Make sure it looks like a complete bike... They don't do frames only! I had dismantled my bike and they sent back frame pictures.... Luckily I had pics before I tore it down.
« Last Edit: Sep 14, 2014, 23:19:43 by Ellwood »
Adult onset Attention Deficit Disorder is my cross to bare....

Offline Barksdale

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #39 on: Nov 25, 2014, 22:16:38 »
Here's something from the SCDMV website...

If you need to title a vehicle, mobile home, or trailer that is 25 years old or older, and you are unable to obtain the previous title, you may apply for approval to title a vehicle. Requests for approval to title a motor vehicle, mobile home or trailer are only processed by mail in DMV headquarters and are done on a case by case basis.

The current owner of the vehicle must be a resident of South Carolina evidenced by a South Carolina credential, a mobile home housed in South Carolina or proof of legal presence in South Carolina (see Acceptable Forms of Identification for more information.)

Apply for approval to title by submitting the following:

1.     Affidavit of Ownership, Form TI-021A, which must include the vehicle and current owner information, and a statement indicating how the vehicle was acquired to include in detail how, where and when the owner acquired the vehicle, who were the seller(s) and/or lien holder(s), the condition of the vehicle and any other information regarding the vehicle.
2.     Photographs of the vehicle, mobile home, or trailer from all angles (photos will not be returned).
3.     Vehicle Identification Verification for Title without Previous Title, Form TI-021B signed by a SCDMV official. The vehicle must be taken to a local DMV branch by the customer for an inspection if the customer wishes to obtain a South Carolina title. If a unique identifying number is not affixed to the vehicle, you will be required to apply for a special serial number from the Department – Application for a Special Serial Number, Form 401-A before proceeding with this request. If the vehicle is not operable at the time of inspection, you may be approved to obtain a title that is branded “not for road use” only. Once the vehicle is operable, it will need to be inspected before the “not for road use” brand can be removed and the vehicle can be registered.
4.     Additional Requirements for Mobile Homes
a.     A letter or receipt from the county treasurer’s office indicating property taxes are current for the mobile home.
b.    Seven (7) years of property tax statements in the current owner’s name; or,
c.     Insurance company records indicating the home has been insured in the owner’s name for the previous 7 years or more.
d.    The insurance documents or property tax statements must include the mobile home’s vehicle identification number.
 
These documents should be submitted to SCDMV by mail at Post Office Box 1498, Blythewood, SC 29016-0024. Once the Department is certain that no previous title exists for the vehicle, or can be obtained, the Form TI-021A may be approved and you can apply for title using the approved Form TI-021A in lieu of the previous title in any SCDMV office. The approval to title is not proof of ownership and cannot be used to title in a jurisdiction other than South Carolina.  You must meet all other titling requirements as outlined in this section, including payment of use taxes based on the purchase price of the vehicle, and title and registration fees.

Offline ben2go

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #40 on: Nov 25, 2014, 23:13:05 »
That wouldn't work in my case.Maybe it will for others.I rescued two bikes off a scrap pile in NC that was written off by the insurance companies.They never came to claim the bikes,so they were sold to a scraper, and I was contacted on another forum to rescue them.The newest thing going around is the Vermont deal. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441

Offline captainron

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #41 on: Apr 27, 2015, 13:26:28 »
All,

I can vouch for the titling process through the SC DMV.

Just obtained a title for a 1982 bike that has been sitting in my garage for over 10 years.

The process is time consuming and takes a bit of effort. But it is cheap and gets the job done.

anyone can hit me up about it if they have any questions.


Offline savingpandas

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #42 on: Mar 27, 2017, 23:57:10 »
Any update if the vermont loophole goes over well in SC? I would need someone to do that for an old moped for me as it will be registered as a motorcycle.

Offline ben2go

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Re: NO TITLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
« Reply #43 on: Mar 28, 2017, 12:04:48 »
Any update if the vermont loophole goes over well in SC? I would need someone to do that for an old moped for me as it will be registered as a motorcycle.

I haven't done it, but check the advrider forum thread. I think there's been a couple SC guys make it happen.