Originally Posted by Scruffy Varmint
States are so very different! Last week I took the paperwork I received from Tammy to the Klamath Falls, Oregon DMV office. Within 10 minutes I walked out the door with the new plate and 2-year tags in hand. Now have to wait to March to get up to Chilliwack to get the trailer!
Even different clerks at the DMVs in the same office have different ideas on what can be done. At my first attempt at registering my factory pick up I was told to mail a copy of the border crossing paperwork to the Oswego DMV along with a copy of the bill of sale, they would mail back to me a bill for the sales tax & registration (NY uses trailer weight for determining registration cost), then I would mail them a check & when they got it they would mail me the plate. I explained that that would take quite a bit of time sitting at the border & she shrugged.
I had Tammy send me a copy of the entry paperwork (unsigned by the border crossing people) and took it to a different clerk at the same office. Played dumb, handed her the paperwork and waited. They spent quite a bit of time in the back office, but it was because they were not sure how to convert the trailer weight from kg to lbs. Once they did, they handed me the plate & I drove to Chilliwack to pick up the trailer. Took 111 days to drive home, so it was good that I had a plate!
On this trip I left Oswego on October 10th, wanted to renew the trailer registration (in NY it goes by calendar year) called the office and was told I couldn't renew it until December 1st. Again, I played dumb, took my old registration to the window on October 8th and they did the paperwork & handed me my new registration & plate sticker.
If things don't work the first time, try another window!