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Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law
Category: Consumer Protection Law
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My car was taken out of state, from California to Oregon

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My car was taken out of state, from California to Oregon after I loaned it a family's ex to take the kids to school. I just had the vehicle put in my name(after my aunt died), but needed to get a smog to complete the registration. When I went to pick up the car it was gone, told it was in the state of Oregon. The Citrus Heights police do not want to get involved unless I find the car, its a civil matter. But by going to DMV and providing them with the correct paperwork they started the registration and the car is in my name. When I contacted the Oregon Police and told them where my car is, they said I can come up and get my car but I better have all my duck in a row. My question is by going to DMV and starting the registration is that proof enough that I am the owner of the car? Just cant complete it because it was taken out of state.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

No. Starting the registration process is not proof enough that you are the owner of the car. The car must infact be registered in your name in order for you to be considered the owner of the car.