Q: I have my deceased fathers car and cannot find the title. How do I transfer the title that is missing to my name?
I never met my father and only occasionally spoke with him. He lived and registered the car in North Carolina but was down in Florida when he passed. The detective who found him contacted me, his only living kin, and told me to come get his things. I insured the car, flew down to Florida to pick it up, and drove it back to Georgia where I live. All bypassing any form of probate court. I have a title application and bill of sale for when he purchased the car but no title. There doesn't appear to be any lien against it or anything of that nature when I search online by the VIN. So how do I get a copy of the lost title and put it in my name at the same time?
A: You will have to contact the Georgia DMV, I think. Florida DMV wouldn't be in play. If you end up having to retain a lawyer, look in Georgia.
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