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What is the difference in "OR" versus "AND" between co-owners?
The conjunctions "OR" and "AND" determine who is required to sign the title when a motor vehicle is sold. If "OR", either of the co-owners can sign independently and without the other's knowledge. If "AND", both co-owners must sign. Regardless of the conjunction used, both owners are equal owners of the vehicle.
Will my vehicle need to be inspected?
No emission or vehicle safety inspections are required.
If I am unable to come in can I give someone the authority to sign on my behalf?
Yes; you can complete a Limited Power of Attorney Form and appoint someone to sign title-related documents on your behalf, provided they have their valid (unexpired) state-issued license/ID or valid (unexpired) passport with them.
The form is vehicle-specific; therefore, multiple vehicles would require their own form.
Please note that this is not the same type of Power of Attorney that is prepared by a lawyer; however a General or Durable Power of Attorney may also be accepted upon approval by our office.
You must present our office with the original Limited Power of Attorney Form. If using a General or Durable Power of Attorney, you may submit a photocopy in lieu of the original.
Note: If the General or Durable Power of Attorney was issued on or after 10/01/2011, it must also include two witness' signatures, the principal's signature and notarization (or a perjury clause if not notarized). If it does not have all of these components, it cannot be accepted.
Any Power of Attorney submitted must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of the applicant's valid (unexpired) state-issued license/ID or valid (unexpired) passport.