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Texas registration issues and steps to navigate them

Discussion in 'Texas' started by dsm363, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

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    Yes, I received those first...sent them back and then received the final package after calling and requesting that they send the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin and the Bill of Sale. They sent these documents as well as a signed Application for Texas Certificate of Title about five or six days after that first package of documents.
     
  2. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    Are any of those documents Texas documents?
     
  3. Lynn005

    Lynn005 Member

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    Well, the good news is that it looks like my son will be home from college when the Model S arrives. The bad news is that the Model S won't arrive until after my son comes home from college. :frown:
     
  4. Keith72

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    When Tesla sends the Fedex with the initial documents and the Fedex with the final documents, do they also send you an email to let you know they're on the way? I am currently on assignment in China (in China for 3-4 weeks, then home for 2-3 weeks, then repeat). I'd hate to have the Fedex sitting on my doorstop for 3-4 weeks and delay the process.
     
  5. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    Keith72, I'd get in touch with [email protected] or [email protected] and let them know your situation.
     
  6. Lynn005

    Lynn005 Member

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    Agree with TXjak. I wasn't expecting the first FedEx package and only know about the second from Forum posts. Plus the process is so fluid that you never know. I have my car now, but no registration papers! It does look nice in the garage, though...
     
  7. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    @Lynn005: Congrats on getting your car. Were any of the documents in the first package official Texas documents?
     
  8. Babylonfive

    Babylonfive Power12

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    We will soon have quite the Austin group!
     
  9. NeverEnough

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    I'll get there eventually. P13,984, Austin.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Call Telsa (Ownership team) and get them to FedEx whatever is missing. Congrats.
     
  11. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    Apparently Tesla hasn't got all of the kinks out of the Texas delivery process yet. I suggest that anyone who pays off the car with Tesla press them like STxTesla did, if you want to get the car registered before it arrives.
     
  12. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    I was told (by Matt) that we would be getting temp cardboard plates along with a temp California reg papers. If this is true, then Tesla buys us some time. Is this not happening?
     
  13. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

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    I didn't get cardboard plates....so it's a new item.
     
  14. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    True That. He said he had some feedback that some of us received conversations from government officials with sidearms on the "little thin strip of paper in your rear window don't cut it here, boy" topic.
     
  15. Lynn005

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    I contacted Whitney, my Admin rep yesterday and she said I would get a temporary permit of some kind today. Let's hope my Model S is no longer just "eye candy" by sometime this evening!
     
  16. ggies07

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    Good luck!
     
  17. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Got my reg papers today. No cardboard plate. So I guess what I heard and what was said were not congruent. I have what I need to register the car now, so I may go swing by and get the plates just to be ready. Otherwise, I will just go take $25 cash and get a temp 30 day transit tag so that I can drive. Tax Assessor office stated that was an option. Generally used for those who need to have the car repaired and pass inspection so that you can take it to a service shop ... I will use mine for daily travel. May still just go get the permanent tags.
     
  18. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Texas texas vehicle transit permit. Unfortunately, this link doesn't work for me. The google preview says: "Vehicle Transit Permit. If you buy a car or truck and the seller keeps the Texas license plates, print a Transit Permit to drive the vehicle home or to your local county tax office"
     
  19. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    Hmm, it seemed to work for me, although I didn't print it. It recognized the vehicle as an "UNKNOWN" type, so they may need to update it for Tesla VIN information.

    Temp_Permit.jpg
     
  20. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    STOP!

    Do not print it! That will be the only time that Texas will allow that VIN to be used as a transit permit. IT will start from the click and end five days later.

    Interestingly, this will not help me. It helps you, because the system recognizes the VIN. Why? Because you have registered it. My VIN has never seen the light of a Texas DMV computer diode and, as such, will return "unrecognized - cannot print tag"

    I think I am just going to go over to the tax office with my papers and get the tags. I should have time to do that Thursday before the million hour long evening choir concert at the girls school.
     

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