A call rang in to the notary line this morning regarding a Vehicle Title transaction. Today’s transaction was different than the usual out-of-state transfer. Why? Well, first of all the title to the vehicle being transferred hailed from a state other than South Carolina. The signing was even more unusual because the person who appeared for the sale of the vehicle was in fact the vehicle owner’s relative.
What some sellers do, especially if they want another person to handle the affairs of something like the sale of a vehicle, is draft a Limited or Special Power of Attorney document to cover the authorization of someone to act ‘specifically’ on their behalf for such a transaction. This has happened on occasion for our service, however, it is very rare.
The third and last difference between this signing and some others is that it included a Damage Disclosure Report that needed signing and submission for the title agency in the other state.
We at GreenvilleNotary.com are called on occasion with questions from residents (and non-residents) regarding vehicle title affairs. Just so you know, your best resource is the DMV in which you are either relinquishing possession or the DMV in which you are registering a recently purchased vehicle.
Today’s Power of Attorney signing was conducted near Publix, 215 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Thank you for the local seller and out-of-state resident who came together for this after hours occasion!
SN: Whenever you are dealing with a vehicle sale or purchase, please make sure you are meeting the other party or parties in a high traffic public place. You must be aware of your surroundings at ALL times. Also, alert loved ones of your whereabouts should you set up a meeting with someone you don’t know. Your life is important!
Assignment completed by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent and GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak on ‘May the 4th Be With You’ Day… (tee hee) May 4, 2016.