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We bought our son a car for college. He went to college in

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We bought our son a car for college. He went to college in North Carolina and now works and lives near Charlotte Nc. What do I have to do the transfer the title on the car to him, so that he can get the car registered and tagged in North Carolina. We live in Georgia.
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Do you have a loan on the car?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


No the title is clear

Thank you. That makes it easier.

First, both parents sign and date the back of the title before a notary. You're considered the sellers, even if you're giving it to him. Your son is then listed as the buyer. Get the odometer reading from him if the car is less than 10 years old - that has to be listed on the title in GA. NC requires an odometer disclosure statement and other forms.
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/VR_MVR180.pdf
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/VR_MVR181.pdf


Then, you complete an Affidavit of Family Relationship (in case you need it). This is signed by all three of you before a notary.
http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/forms/pdf/motor/MV-16.pdf

Then, he can take the title in his name to the DMV in North Carolina and register the car in his name. They will issue a new NC title to him and get him a NC license plate. To register, he may need to bring evidence that he is enrolled in college in NC or other evidence that he lives there. However, it sounds like he's been living in NC for a few years, so that shouldn't be an issue. He also has to bring proof of insurance to the DMV before they will allow him to register the car and the vehicle has to pass a NC inspection. Then, there is an insurance form to be completed.
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/VR_MVR615.pdf


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