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    Getting legal...

    Since the Commando is about to be back on the road I am having to get my legal ducks in a row. I have already activated insurance on it, and now I need to get the tag squared away. It still has the old tag on it; i basically just quit paying taxes on it when I changed the insurance down to the minimum level. The last time I was at the DMV I asked about what I would need to do about the Jeep and was basically told that I would need to pay years of back taxes to get it current and receive a new tag sticker.

    But, I know that if I bought a Jeep that had sat in a barn for 30 years and wanted to get it on the road I wouldn't have to pay 30 years of back taxes. So what's my best course of action here? Do I transfer the title to my wife's name and only pay 1 year of tax? Or do I have a simple option to get a new tag or to sign something saying it hasn't been on the road in however many years?

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    I'd call Columbia. They are actually helpful most of the time. The branch office employees are typically a pain.

    I wouldn't think you'd have to pay more than the year owed on the tag since it was never renewed.
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    Thanks, I called them just now.

    Option A: $75 late registration + $50 failure to pay property tax + $40 registration + 7 years of taxes = registered and tagged and stickered

    Option B: Transfer title to my wife's name + $40 registration + 1 year of taxes

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    Look honey.. you got a jeep now :)

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    Yep, that's a no brainer.
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    Sounds like a transfer to me. Get it on the road. I was driving my around downtown today. I forgot how much fun they are on the road.

    I remember when I bought mine the lady at the DMV asked what I was doing with it and basically told me to only transfer the title. Then do the rest after it was ready to go so I didn't get hit with the late fees. Glad she was in a good mood and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RClippa View Post
    Sounds like a transfer to me. Get it on the road. I was driving my around downtown today. I forgot how much fun they are on the road.

    I remember when I bought mine the lady at the DMV asked what I was doing with it and basically told me to only transfer the title. Then do the rest after it was ready to go so I didn't get hit with the late fees. Glad she was in a good mood and helpful.
    I actually saw you cut through downtown yesterday at lunch time. I was having lunch with my dad at Smoke on the Water and saw you drive by. I was thoroughly jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cj104 View Post
    I actually saw you cut through downtown yesterday at lunch time. I was having lunch with my dad at Smoke on the Water and saw you drive by. I was thoroughly jealous.
    That is really sad. I was either on my way to Smoke on the Water or on my way back to work. I had the opportunity to meet a vendor there for lunch.

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    Dang! Although I'm not sure I would recognize you out in public - its been so long since I've seen you, and we've probably never seen each other in "work" clothes (ie, without greasy smears). But I'd recognize your Jeepster anywhere! haha

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