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Louisiana legal HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by scottE, Aug 1, 2008.

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  1. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    arizona wouldn't recognize any of the paperwork i had to register it for on road or off road. i went out of state and had a friend register it... now it has a title to register in arizona as an atv. atv's are legal on the roads in arizona if compliant with windshield, lights, signals and horn.

    i found a dealer here in arizona who has all of his trucks for sale with a title and registration as atv's from arizona... he uses all the same paperwork i had, but they wouldn't do it for me... :frustration:
     
  2. Doug Waggonner

    Doug Waggonner New Member



    Thats the reason for having the PO Box in Oklahoma..... I didnt get a chance to call a tag office today,......... ok, actually I had just forgot about it.....:rolleyes:......but I will! Then we'll know if I am indeed crazy or not :D
     
  3. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Member

    The address in OK, will not matter. You still will be caught. These minis are not inconspicuous. If you live in La. or stay in La. over 50% of the time, you MUST have La DL, and any veh. in the state 50% of the time, must be reg. in La. It is NOT hard to determine your residence.
     
  4. Doug Waggonner

    Doug Waggonner New Member

    I just dont see how this would be illegal? Last time I checked Okla license plates are good in 50 states, Mexico and Canada. Also, I've never heard of someone getting a ticket for driving with a current out of state tag. :rolleyes:

    I did call my local tag office here today and asked them if a person had a PO Box in Oklahoma and an out of state drivers license, can they buy an OK license plate? The lady said yes So it looks like come November 1st "when mini's become legal in OK" you could tag your mini this way.
     
  5. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Member

    Again, Ok, nor any other state minds taking your $$. The problem will be, that Law Enforcement in La. will not let it slide. It is VERY easy to find that the driver lives in La. If a simple warning/ticket does not get the desired results, the vehicle can be towed and held until it is registered in La.
     
  6. Doug Waggonner

    Doug Waggonner New Member

    I just dont see how this would be illegal? Last time I checked Okla license plates are good in 50 states, Mexico and Canada. Also, I've never heard of someone getting a ticket for driving with a current out of state tag. :rolleyes:

    I did call my local tag office here today and asked them if a person had a PO Box in Oklahoma and an out of state drivers license, can they buy an OK license plate? The lady said yes So it looks like come November 1st "when mini's become legal in OK" you could tag your mini this way.
     
  7. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Member

    It appears your post 44 and 46 are the same? But if they are not.............Trust me, it is illegal.
     
  8. Doug Waggonner

    Doug Waggonner New Member

    Not sure how I did the Double Post thing? :confused:

    Maybe I'm way out in left field on this........but I really dont think so. Perhaps you could explain why trucking compaines do this exact same thing, and have been for years? Just as an example, my uncle ran a trucking company in Arkansas, had a PO box just across the state line in Ok and had all of his trucks tagged in Okla because the tags were several hundred $$'s cheaper than the Ark tags. And did this for 25+ years.

    Also, do you mean that if I drive my Okla tagged & registered minitruck in the state of La. or any other state that I would be ticketed and have my truck impounded? I'm really not just arguing for the sake of arguing, just trying to figure all of this out. :frustration:
     
  9. zbadboy

    zbadboy Member

    This is from the Arkansas DMV sight.

    Vehicle Registration if Moving from Another State
    You have 30 calendar days after becoming a resident to register your vehicle in Arkansas. Applications can be made in any state revenue office.

    I interpret that to mean you can drive around with Oki tags for 30 days. After that you could be sighted for not registering your vehicle in Arkansas.

    Insurance companies operate similary. They want to provide insurance rates based on where the vehicle is operated and/or registered.

    OK DMV Insurance Requirements.

    MV: Liability Insurance Verification
    Unless otherwise provided, proof of liability insurance coverage must be submitted upon the registration of every motor vehicle. Such proof will ordinarily be in the form of an insurance security verification form, which must contain the following:

    Name and address of the carrier
    Name and address where security may be verified, if other than the carrier
    Name of the insured
    Notice that an owner’s policy has been issued pursuant to the Compulsory Insurance Law of Oklahoma.
    Year, make and at least the last three (3) digits of the VIN of each insured vehicle. Fleet insurance is exempt from this requirement.
    Inclusive dates (beginning and ending date) the liability policy is in effect
    A warning to the owner that state law requires one (1) copy of the verification form to be surrendered upon registration and one (1) copy to be carried in the vehicle.

    My thoughts are you will run into problems with your insurance company and quite possably law inforcement in your state. Fraudulant actions with insurance companies can create significant problems. Just not worth the :frustration: headaches :frustration: in my opinion.

    "Perhaps you could explain why trucking compaines do this exact same thing, and have been for years?"

    Not trying to be a smart @ss :sly: but why don't you ask your Uncle this question and let us know what he says. I am not familiar with state nor federal trucking regulations. However, it is not uncommon to see trucks from different states with trailers from different states depending on if they are an in state or national trucking company.

    Just my thoughts.

    Jeff
     
  10. zbadboy

    zbadboy Member

    I was half asleep when I posted that info. This is from Louisiana's DMV.

    A. As a new Louisiana resident, you are required to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license to Louisiana within 30 days.

    It is talking about a driver's license but I believe the registration applies as well. In fact I believe all states require registration within the first 30 days.

    Jeff
     
  11. Hossman

    Hossman New Member

    I live in Louisiana and a guy that I work with moved from Texas to Louisiana and had to transfer his drivers license as well as all of his vehicle registrations within 30 calendar days. He didn't mind doing any of that but what he really didn't like was the fact that Louisiana made him pay state taxes on everything that he brought with him. He had to pay Louisiana taxes on his two new cars, truck, travel trailer, and boat before he could get any of them registered in Louisiana. Louisiana WILL get their money one way or another.

    I am still waiting on my import documents from my dealer before I can start the process of trying to get my 94 Climber legal for the road.
     
  12. barneyrb

    barneyrb Member

    The OK thing may be another angle. Once you get a title our state (La) won't care where the title comes from. The challange seems to be the import documents. Once you turn these into a title who cares?
     
  13. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Member

    I live in La, right on the Ms. state line. I had 32 yrs of experience with LSP. Being that close to Ms, there was a large % of out-of-state veh. La. has required liability for a long time. Ms. mandatory liability came along later. During the time period where Ms. did NOT require liability, it was quite common to find La. owners driving Ms registered veh. to avoid the necessary ins. cost. Duh...........We caught many of them. Those that did not take care of the problem after a warning or ticket, had their veh. towed and stored on the next contact.

    Now come the mini Jap. trucks. They do not blend in like a Toy car or Chevy p/u...........they really stand out and they will get the attention of LEO. Since most Troopers work their home area, they will be familiar with the minis and probably the owners. They WILL be checked out. If ole Joe Blow lives on BF Road and is driving an OK lic. mini, he will be REQUIRED to reg. it in La...........That is just the way it is.

    BTW, this is not intended to be an argument, but rather to set the record straight, and give a 'heads-up' warning. There MAY be a chance of reg in OK, then transfer to La, after paying the tax. There is practically NO chance of continually driving it in La. with OK plates


    Any veh. that is used in La. at least 50% of the time, must be reg. here. ALL La. residents must register all of their in state veh. in La.
    Very often, veh coming from another state are required to be physically inspected, verifying that all the paper work jives with the vehicle. Usually it requires a Troopers inspection. Foreign vehicles surely will need a physical inspection.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  14. scottE

    scottE Member

    I am with barneyrb on this one, why can't I title the truck in a another state than tranfer the title here? I moved down to LA from WA a little over 3 years ago and when I transfered my title, reg., and DL I just went down to the DMV and payed my taxes. no inspection (except the state yearly inspection) and no hassel. besides if they do inspect my truck I would have no worries that it would pass with flying colors.
    For those who care: I haven't gotten any info on the BOL yet, I just replyed back from the import office about a cert. so we will see where that goes.
     
  15. BigO-L3

    BigO-L3 Member

    If all else fails, try the out of state method. All it will cost you extra will be the out of state registration. But believe this: I have personally had to perform many phy. insp. on vehicles from out of state, and most esp. if they were imported used. Most pass............some don't.

    The option of leaving it registered in another state, will not work.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  16. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    here's the problem with registering a vehicle out of state. the state you are driving it in isn't getting their fair share of road taxes. i have seen cases where they will assess back taxes and fees for the time you had it in the state it was not registered in... it happened to me. 2 years worth of registration and taxes. the worst thing about it, was it was a vehicle i left with my exwife in california when i moved to arizona. but none the less, it was in my name and i had 30 days to register it.

    if you are going to register it out of state, i would would find a friend in the other state (fellow mini truck enthusiast, perhaps). "sell" them the truck, let them register and title it then have them "sell" it back to you. no money ever changes hands, it's just a big paper work shuffle. when all is said and done, you have a legitimate title and a bill of sale from an upstanding citizen in a neighboring state.

    it works, trust me ;)
     
  17. gregw98

    gregw98 Member

    I have 2 friends that have used this service several times each when purchasing old "barn find" vehicles. They never had any problems.
    http://www.broadwaytitle.com/
     
  18. barneyrb

    barneyrb Member

    If the State inspection is what is worrying you....I used to go to a place with registration and insurance card and get a carry out sticker. It is only a $10 TAX our state can collect. :frustration:
     
  19. Radar

    Radar Member

    After 3 phone calls to the DMV everytime them telling me that a supervisor was going to call me back and never did. on the fourth call they tell me they are not registering them due to not passing safety standards.

    Yet another law in LA that is a total waste.

    did you know it is still illegal to perform oral sex in LA??
     
  20. rayallen

    rayallen Member

    Radar i bet it isnt. Ask your wife if it is, hehe. Bring your title to Oklahoma and let a Okie get a Okla tag and then drive it back home or best yet just move to Oklahoma.
     
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