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I'm thinking of buying a vehicle in FL with a certificate of destruction. can I regester it in SD?

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I'm in CT, but moving to SD soon. I'll stay at my inlaws while our house is built in SD. They live in SD too

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok I'm off and on. doing stuff around the house
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
can we do this online? I don't want to spend 59$ for a truck I may not buy. It was issued a certificate of destruction in FL but was NOT flooded. only cosmetic damage from flying debris

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If you have a certificate of destruction from Florida then you cannot just register it in North Dakoda. North Dakoda requires that the vehicle which has an out of state certificate of destruction to be transported to the state by hauling, it cannot be driven. You must then rebuild the vehicle, under the inspection of the North Dakota Department of Revenue. Once the vehicle is completely assembled and in running condition, then you must complete an Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration along with an Application for Inspection of Rebuilt Motor Vehicle and submit the forms to the local county treasurer’s office, for an approval of the rebuild by the inspector. The process takes several months and there is no guarantee that they will approve the rebuild and issue a new title.

Another way is to obtain a title in Florida, if possible. If the vehicle has a salvage title, you can apply for a rebuilt title. A rebuilt vehicle title allows you to legally operate your car on public roads after you’ve rebuilt the vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It was South Dakota...sorry
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Do the same laws apply?

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yes, I was referring to South Dakoda, not North Dakota. Please don't forget to rate the question with stars.

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