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Can I register my car in someone else's name?

I can't register a car because of the large amount of taxes I owe. Can I register a car in someone else's name and be the sole driver?

Jun 8, 2019 Terramuggus, CT

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Ross Martin

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The car can only be registered by the owner. If you sign the title over to someone else, they will own the car and can register the car in their name. At that point, they will need to start insurance in their own name and can add you as a driver. If you want to learn more, check out the following resources:

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