How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 853 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #17041
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

In CA, there's one additional step, which is filing the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability. Essentially, this is a form that says to the DMV "I, the owner of record of this vehicle have, as of this data, relinquished my ownership interest in, and control over, the vehicle to this other person." The basic idea is that until you file that form, you can technically be held liable for any criminal or civil charges arising from the misuse of the vehicle.

Rules vary by state, but check to see if some similar concept exists where you are. It'll be right on your state's DMV website- just search for "what to do when selling a car" or similar.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #17042
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Round Pond, ME
Posts: 670
Total Cats: 15
Default

Don't forget to notify the city of the ownership transfer, or else you might end up in a pissing contest over property taxes next year.
xturner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:46 PM   #17043
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xturner View Post
Don't forget to notify the city of the ownership transfer, or else you might end up in a pissing contest over property taxes next year.
Curious- this is the first I have ever heard of paying property taxes on a car. In the states in which I have owned vehicles (FL, OH, CA), the only recurring taxation was the annual registration (tag) fee, and this was simply a matter of "If you don't pay the fee, then we won't send you a new registration certificate and sticker."

Is this a common thing?
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #17044
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,748
Total Cats: 748
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
In CA, there's one additional step, which is filing the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability. Essentially, this is a form that says to the DMV "I, the owner of record of this vehicle have, as of this data, relinquished my ownership interest in, and control over, the vehicle to this other person." The basic idea is that until you file that form, you can technically be held liable for any criminal or civil charges arising from the misuse of the vehicle.

Rules vary by state, but check to see if some similar concept exists where you are. It'll be right on your state's DMV website- just search for "what to do when selling a car" or similar.
Holy **** this form saved my ***. When I sold my 5.0 Mustang back in 2002, less than 2 weeks after I turned in the Release form the new owner launched the car off an onramp and into a daycare center, then fled the scene. He hadn't registered the car yet and the DMV was still processing the Release so the cops came looking for me after they found one of my expired insurance cards in the glove box. I had copies of all the paperwork along with homeboys name, address and signature. I was told it was a pretty open and shut case after that.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #17045
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

Exactly- just because you handed the buyer a signed title and bill of sale doesn't mean that he actually did anything with it. So as far as the police / DMV know, it's still your car if he/she crashes the car into a bus filled with orphans, puppies and and jet fuel and then flees the scene on foot, or makes a car bomb out of it and blows up a school, etc.

It's unlikely that you'd ultimately wind up in prison as a result of such a thing, but the form can potentially save you some time, hassle and legal fees.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #17046
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,769
Total Cats: 324
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Curious- this is the first I have ever heard of paying property taxes on a car. In the states in which I have owned vehicles (FL, OH, CA), the only recurring taxation was the annual registration (tag) fee, and this was simply a matter of "If you don't pay the fee, then we won't send you a new registration certificate and sticker."

Is this a common thing?
Arlington County Virginia requires annual property tax on vehicles to be paid.

You get an additional sticker.

Interesting point of note: this state makes it very easy to NOT register your vehicle and NOT get its state safety inspection done. There is no reminder system, no letters, no warning. One day you just look at your tags or your inspection sticker (hopefully before John Q Law does) and go "oh ****!" and end up screwing up your saturday morning getting inspections done so you can renew your registration.

The worst part is the date on the stickers are both completely not visible from the driver's seat. One is front facing on the front window, one is rear facing on the license plate. I suppose you could walk around the car, facing the car, in a different way every time you get in but frankly I just get in and drive and look at my mail. Which sucks for me.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 12:11 AM   #17047
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

lol @ paying annual tax on cars. Seriously, what a ****-hole, money grabbing POS government we've created.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 06:30 AM   #17048
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
lol @ paying annual tax on cars. Seriously, what a ****-hole, money grabbing POS government we've created.
We created it, and we allow it to continue. They will keep taking more and more as long as nobody slaps their hand out of the cookie jar.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 07:39 AM   #17049
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Default

Who is this "we?" There is no property tax on cars in Florida.

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-jsilverheels.jpg  
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #17050
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 3,888
Total Cats: 219
Default

last day i get to look at this sexy beast of an NB.


Then an entire month looking at a red turd.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 10:40 AM   #17051
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,769
Total Cats: 324
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
lol @ paying annual tax on cars. Seriously, what a ****-hole, money grabbing POS government we've created.
Arlington County.

For what it's worth, this county is pretty **** mcgee in terms of provided services.

unlimited yard waste and construction debris pickups at the curb! they will take used tires too.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #17052
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

Well, I know that's certainly high on the list of things I look for when researching a new community.

Good schools? Meh.

Low crime rate? Meh.

Free construction debris pickup? Right on!
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #17053
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Well, I know that's certainly high on the list of things I look for when researching a new community.

Good schools? Meh.

Low crime rate? Meh.

Free* construction debris pickup? Right on!


*Free in the same way that meals are free on a cruise: you paid for it, it's just a matter of whether or not you get your money's worth.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 01:51 PM   #17054
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

So Arlington County is providing its residents with a strong incentive to produce large amounts of construction debris and used tires, in order to ensure that they get their money's worth.

Thanks, but I think I'll stick with good roads, well-funded public schools and a competent police dept.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 01:57 PM   #17055
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,769
Total Cats: 324
Default

we have good roads, excellent public schools, and free* kindle books at the library.

and the police successfully recovered our stolen honda.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #17056
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
and a competent police dept.
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-0.jpg  
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #17057
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,637
Total Cats: 45
Default

So one of our customers that we're doing a crazy patio for just came by the office to go over a few things and they noticed my collection of relics and antiques. We talked about a few items in particular, I let them pick through my bottle collection and take what they liked and they even wanted to check out the Miata.

Then she told me "I have something in my garage for you that you'll love". She said its the original bank vault gate from the empire state building, complete with the lock, key and paperwork. She wants me to take it for free and come get it next weekend. lol

Really nice people to work with and I'm lucky to have started a new relationship with them. I'll make sure I post pictures once I go pick it up!
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #17058
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,570
Default

Narrowband.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #17059
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,688
Total Cats: 93
Default

thanks fairfield weather, thanks for being warm and ****, thanks for reminding me that my lazy *** should really fix the valve lash on my poopra's 7m.


clatter clatter clatter, so embarrassing at idle.


anyone know of a redneck way to use something as a good feeler gauge for about 0.25mm?
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #17060
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Onyxyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boyertown, PA
Posts: 549
Total Cats: 37
Default

Must be a Toyota thing. The 22re in my Celica sounds like a diesel, even after adjusting the valves with it hot. Apparently it's pretty common.
Onyxyth is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 AM.