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How many days before delivery do you receive title and registration documents?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by artsci, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. artsci

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    I'm curious how far in advance of delivery we'll receive the documents necessary to title and register the car? In Maryland we need a certificate of origin, bill of sale, and odometer disclosure statement to title and register a car. Or does Tesla take care of all of this?
     
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    Soflauthor Model S, Sig#422

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    My delivery specialist took care of all of that for me. I do have a FL temp tag, but it will be replaced by a tag I got in January (ALL AMPS) as soon as the registration paperwork gets processed by DMV (usually a few weeks).
     
  3. artsci

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    Did you obtain the ALL AMPS tag for another car with plans to transfer it to the Model S? In Maryland we can't get custom tags without a registered car to put them on.
     
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    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    It's the same in Florida as MD. So yes, he did obtain it for another car. I will not be trading in any cars, so I'm sitting here hoping nobody steals my tag idea...
     
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    Same for me. I'm going to go ahead an order the custom plate now and put it on another car until the Model S arrives.
     
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    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    My delivery specialist had all paperwork waiting when I arrived at the factory prefilled out. Plate # was blank and I had personalized plates I was transferring from the Roadster I was turning in, so we just filled that in. I drove away in the S with temporary registration. One of the paperwork items was a power of attorney for this registration, so they then added a form to transfer the plate after I left and they were able to process everything. Permanent registration and a sticker arrived maybe 2 weeks later at most.
     
  7. MikeK

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    How long did the HOV sticker take to show up? (I'm assuming that the sticker you mentioned above was the date sticker for the plate; please correct me if I'm wrong!)
     
  8. v12 to 12v

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    What if you have a lienholder involved that is not associated with Tesla?
     
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    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    #9 dadaleus, Oct 12, 2012
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    MikeK: I still haven't got it! Rather frustrated actually.

    SCRATCH THAT. I just heard from home that they came today. So it's been exactly 33 days from car pick up to HOV sticker arrival.
     
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    Ordered custom plates today from the Maryland MVA: 85KWH. Fortunately, it was available, but with at least 25 S and P reservations in Maryland, I didn't think for long. They'll go on my Volt, then be transferred to the Model S when it arrives in about 6 months. So for a time, the Volt will be tagged with a way exaggerated battery capacity. I'll solve that problem with a license plate frame that says my next car is a Tesla Model S.
     

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