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Wrong Date on Car Title


#1

I just bought a car from a private party, and today when I took the title down to the insurance company the lady there pointed out that when the guy signed it he used the wrong date. He signed it 10/24 when in fact the transaction occurred on the 25th.

Does anyone know if this will actually make a difference when I go to register the car? She seemed to think it might.


#2

How will they know that the transaction actually took place on that date.

Heres something for future note, never let them date the title or paperwork!

I don’t know about you, or where you are, but here, if you go over a time period of when the documents are dated to file, you pay penalties.

I think as long as you dont get hit with that problem, you will be alright.


#3

[quote]johnward82 wrote:
How will they know that the transaction actually took place on that date.

Heres something for future note, never let them date the title or paperwork!

I don’t know about you, or where you are, but here, if you go over a time period of when the documents are dated to file, you pay penalties.

I think as long as you dont get hit with that problem, you will be alright.[/quote]

The problem is that I used the correct date when I signed. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but knowing Massachusetts, and knowing the RMV, they’ll probably screw me over.


#4

So who says you signed it the same day.

I cant imagine you would get hassled. Whats the point.

Hell I have had to sign signatures on many title change apps because I forgot to have one with me when I bought/sold the cars.

I vote don’t worry.