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This question is about a car title. I have a 20 yo Camry

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This question is about a car title.
I have a 20 yo Camry that was sitting at a friend's house. I let the registration lapse and it was towed. I don't have the title, someone who kept that information passed away and no one can find it.
I'm about to go on a 13 day trip and my car is in the impound lot accumulating fees. They said if I sign it over to them all is ok on the fees. Is there a way to QUICKLY get a duplicate title so that I can sign it over to them? It's in police impound.
Thanks for any advice and help! I live in LA, California btw. Im not sure what category to put this under. Thanks again.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, I do not see how you can obtain the Duplicate Certificate of Title without a release from the original seller. Here is more information on obtaining Duplicate Certificate of Title:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr10

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