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More than 30 days have passed since the title was transferred to me. Does the date on a Bill of Sale and the Application for Title MV-82TON both have to be dated the same as the title transfer
Response 1: No. However, the application for Title must be made within 30 days of the Bill of Sale.
or can they be dated more than 30 days? In my case it will be almost 2 months.
Response 2: No.
Yes. You can enter the missing date.
I am sorry, but you cannot sign your partner's name on the Bill of Sale. He has to sign it.
You would need to probate the estate to get the permission to sign as the Executor of his estate.
Since PhillipsEsq has opted out, let me tell you more.
New York law allows a simplified process for small estates. But there is no provision for "transfer on death" with motor vehicles--they must either be signed off on for a regular transfer before the owner dies, or be part of a valid will or trust arrangement that says "car XYZ goes to person 123".
My sources say that New York is still on the relatively small amount of the total estate not being more than $30,000 for it to be taken care of with an expedited and simplified procedure. Any "interested person" can file to become the "voluntary administrator" of a small estate. How things get distributed depends on whether there is a will or not. That is found *beginning* in § 1301 of the Surr. Ct. Proc. Act.
You can find the law for that here: https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/DIY/smallEstate.shtml
I'm not saying that this can be done for your departed friend's estate. You will have to look into that yourself.