Thanks for the link. We recently let the registration of our Washington State-plated car expire. Wasn't planning on doing anything about it, and don't really need S.D. plates as we don't drive it back and forth across the border. If we ever get the opportunity to Nationalize it, we'll do that. But at some point we may need to drag it back to the US to sell/unload, and wonder if we'll find that impossible to do without some form of current registration.
I guess my comment wasnīt clear. You do not need current registration on your U.S. titled car down here - ever. If you do not drive back to the U.S., this is a non-issue. If you do drive to the U.S. follow my guideline for acquiring Texas registration-only plates that require no title transfer and then you can drive about up there with no problem except that, of course, whether you have Texas or South Dakota plates, you still have only liability insurance up there so if your car is stolen of suffers damage from a collision you are screwed.
I would have had no problem selling my California plated vehicle with expired registration except of the inept California DMV which notified Carmax incorrectly that I was delinquent on my registration renewal and even then that would not have been a problem except that Carmax, the large franchised used car dealer, would not accept any controversy since they dealt in volume. As the Texas DMV told me, California has no lien on your car - period. So donīt worry about that.I went back to the Texas DMV and got Texas registration and tags without transferring title from California no sweat and then Carmax bought my car without even a wink.
Some poster responded to my posts saying that it was legal for South Dakota to issue license plates and accept title from folks who have never in their lives set foot in South Dakota. Why donīt you call the South Dakota DMV and ask them if it is legal for Clay County, SD to ignore state rules that South Dakota plates are to be issued only to state residents with proof of residency. I wonīt do that because I have no dog in this hunt and really donīt care and do not wish to cause problems for others so, except for correspondence on this board, I am staying out of this controversy. I only commented here at all in order to point out the hypocrisy of NOBBERS belittling Mexicans for corruption in which they themselves engage repeatedly when it suits them.
Has it never occurred to any of you defending this weakness in the system exploited by one South Dakota county that someone like Timothy MvVeigh could have acquired South Dakota plates before killing all those people with his fertilizer bomb in Oklahoma City if there were no rules governing issuance of license plates without true proof of residency and that today he might still have been among us?
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