Can a motorcycle be registered in nc to a new owner if it has a lien on it... will the dmv know by vin if it has one?

12 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    No. Yes.

  • 3 years ago

    No and yes in that order.

  • 3 years ago

    ask the NC DMV/DOT. VIN may show title number that has lien. some states send title to lien holders, others put lien on front of title and send title to 'owner' of vehicle. common vehicle with liens not settled to be sold, registered to new owner that takes over payments or has own financing arranged or plans to settle lien shortly after registration. Motorcycles, cars , trucks-- registration for state DOT is different than lien holders interest that will be shown against title number, file numbers.

  • g
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Sure it can. There are thousands of motor vehicles on the road which are properly and legally registered which have a lien on their title. You cannot transfer title until the lien has been expunged but the vehicle can still be registered if you can show the DMV the vehicle title which was issued in the name of the lien holder. Tracking?

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 3 years ago

    You will not be able to obtain a clear title with a lean on it, so, as it's illegal to sell a vehicle without the title don't do it They will know.

  • 3 years ago

    The title has the lien on the front of the title and the lien needs to be paid off before the title can be transferred.

  • Poppy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Liens are on the title, the title must be changed into your name to register it. You can't buy it with a lien unless the lien holder approves the sale( lien holder actually owns it).

  • 3 years ago

    DMV will need the title to register it to a new owner (you). Just how are you going to get the title. Without the title, you do not own anything. Better just hope you get your money back as you just paid for nothing and you own nothing.

  • 3 years ago

    A lien means another party has interest in the vehicle, They hold the title until the lien is resolved.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    you will need a bill of sale and a clear title to register it

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.