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Old 01-20-2020, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying a Snowmobile from Connecticut, do they issue titles?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I'm trying to get some answers tonight if possible.

I have friend who's interested in buying a sled from a guy in Massachusetts. The seller recently bought the sled from a dealer in Connecticut 2 months ago.

The seller has an odometer disclosure statement and a Supplemental Assignment of Ownership and/or bill of sale from Connecticut.

Now it says on the top of the Supplemental Assignment that the form must be accompanied by a Title for the vehicle, but the seller says Connecticut doesn't issue titles, that its a certificate of origin. Is that what he has?

If there's no title, how do we know as the buyer that the bank doesn't have hold the lien? Are certificate of origins the same as a title where if theres a loan on the machine, the bank holds the title/certificate of origin until the loan is 100% paid for?

In Vermont, we get bill of sale and title to register snowmobiles. Just want to make sure the guy has everything right and we're not going to miss anything before proceeding.


Edit: Of course after I hit submit I think I find my answer

Connecticut Titled
If vehicle was purchased in CT and it is newer than 20 years old, you will need a title. Vehicles with a model year over 20 years prior to the current year are non-titled and not required. For registration of a non-titled vehicle, the registration from the last owner and a Supplemental Assignment of Ownership (form Q-1) and/or Bill of Sale (form H-31) is needed. See more information when a title is not needed.
Connecticut does not participate in any electronic title or electronic lien holder program and at this time is not able to receive an electronic title or lien holder record.
When a Title Is Not Needed

***Important notice on Passport to the Parks fee below***
According to Connecticut State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-166 exempted vehicles, the acquisition of a certificate of title shall not be required for the following:
  1. A vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state.
  2. Special mobile equipment.
  3. Any trailer having a gross weight not in excess of 3,000 lbs.
  4. A motor vehicle owned by the state or any town, city or borough within the state.
  5. A snowmobile or ATV

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Nope they don't process the Certificate of Origin to a title in either state. Now with all the theft going on it's a good idea to get the old registration and bring it with you. What they have been doing is checking on if the buyers have paid sales tax.
We tried to get OHRV's titled in Ma but NETRA killed the bill.
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You'll get a c/o when you buy a new sled in connecticut. Its when you go the register it at the connecticut dmv, they will mail you a title a few weeks later. If never registered by its original owner, they should still have the c/o for the sales transaction to pass on for its new owner.
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